Friday, 19 January 2018

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Pictured above -- the Guest House Constructed in 1999 by Mary’s Children Inc.

Above is a picture of the Guest House Constructed in 1999 by Mary’s Children Inc. The roof is in need of replacement—it will require about 130 squares of shingles to be removed and replaced at an estimated cost of $188 per square. This includes removing the old shingles, replacing with new 30 year shingles and the labor. Total cost is $24,440.00.

Another building is being updated and new equipment purchased at an estimated cost of $10,000. This project is currently a work in progress.

With your generous financial support in the past, we have been able to construct the chapel, a Friary for the Franciscans, the Guest House, residence for the Sisters and last year the Conference Hall requested by the Blessed Mother. Now we ask for your financial assistance to accomplish this current request. Previously we have received labor and material contributions, but we are in need of financial assistance again at this time. It has always been our goal “not to go into debt” but to rely upon the generosity of benefactors sent to us by Our Blessed Mother.

The Friars offer their Mass each “First Saturday” for our many benefactors, their families and their special intentions.

Mary’s Children volunteers provide many services for the “FARM,” such as laundry and housekeeping for the Guesthouse, helping in the dining room, childcare for retreats, and working in the bookstore.

We print, provide and mail over 2,000 Messages each month without charge and depend upon contributions to offset the cost. We have committed volunteers that organize, print, fold, label and prepare them for mailing each month. Our expenses are the cost of the paper, ink and postage. Once a year we ask for your help.

We continue to have and use e-news capabilities and a web-site which have been generously contributed to us which makes information available to you on activities, schedules, religious functions. We ask that you take advantage of this program, go to our web site, www.Marys’, to sign up for the “e-news free program”. You receive timely updates on current changes, programs and services etc.

If you wish to talk to someone about how you can financially assist in these opportunities call or contact:

Jim Wade, 812-825-4642 Ext 3. You may also call these numbers to make an appointment.

Enclosed is an envelope for any contribution you would be willing to provide Mary’s Children.

** May we help you in any way? Call 812-825-4642 or Jim Wade or Bill Dunfee

If you would like to help in the Guest House or dining room contact Maggie Garst 812-825-4642

With your prayers, help, and financial assistance we will accomplish these projects.

For the new project, the cost is about $24,400 for the roof

______Contribution $___________ ---for the Roof of $188.00 per square of shingles

______ Contribution $__________ ---$244.00 for 1% of the roof project

______Contribute per month _______ over a 12 month period

______Would like to talk about contributing a portion of the $10,000.00 for labor & materials of building in need of

updating and new equipment

______Would like to talk to you about a major contribution

My phone Number is____________________ or Email ______________________

_____ Contribute $________ for support of monthly message which I receive