It takes a lot of money, dedication, volunteers, donors and prayers to make The Mission successful. The fifth annual fundraiser and luncheon for The Mission will be held at the East Montgomery County Improvement District Building Monday, Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m. Now is the time to make a commitment to support The Mission by sponsoring a table or purchasing a seat at the luncheon. “Most of our funds are used to develop programs to get families and individuals moving forward to break the cycle of poverty. This includes job training, education programs and developing useful skills,” said Lorie Young, director of The Mission. When The Mission opened its doors in 1995 it assisted 1,752 individuals and 403 families with food, clothing or financial aid. Today, The Mission continues to support thousands of people with its original ministries in addition to moving toward fresh goals. “As a result of survey questionnaires submitted in February, we learned that many of our families were requesting help with life skills,” said Young. “For instance, we just started a financial literacy class taught by Guaranty Bank. We are now focusing on developing classes on nutrition and parenting as well as other life skills.” This year the fundraiser will include displays of The Mission’s 10 ministries. Each ministry will price-out how much it takes to finance a family or student for a select period of time. Pledge cards will by placed by each display giving luncheon guests an opportunity to select how they would like to support the ministry. Signed pledge cards will then be placed into a drawing for a grand prize. For more information on The Mission, go to www.missionne.org or call 281-354-1200.

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