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Do You have time to help Batavia Cares support our troops?

 

I am looking for someone or group who would take over Batavia Cares once I leave Batavia. They should be interested in supporting our troops all over the world, solicit funds for postage, work with Marmion Cadets on shipping to the troops and working with the Illinois National Guard. We must never forget the sacrifices that they and their families are making for our freedom. If you are interested and would like more information contact me through the secure message on Facebook or ralph.gebes@bataviacares.org.

 

Operation of Batavia Cares

 

  • Maintain Checking Account currently on (Microsoft Money)

  • Maintain donor list (Microsoft Excel)

  • Mail news letter twice per year to donors soliciting funds from postage (Microsoft Publisher)

  • Write news releases about the happenings at Batavia Cares

  • Pack items donated at the collection center (ACE Hardware in Batavia)

  • Send items to deployed military using large flat rate boxes from the post office (Using Endicia.com)

  • Work with Marmion Cadets Oct – Dec in doing a Shop and Drop at Jewel Osco

  • Mail packages collected by Marmion Cadets

  • Correspond with deployed military inquiring as to their needs

  • Correspond with USO and Chaplains in deployed areas

  • Maintain the web site updating as needed

  • Maintain and file corporate records as necessary

 

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