Welcome to the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Website
November 14, 2013
Dear Friends of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center,
Give To The Max Day!
If you’re like me, and I know you are, because you're reading this, you’ve been hit with a barrage of emails urging you to Give to the "MAX". But what they never specify is which "MAX" they're talking about???
There is many a "MAX" out there, almost too many, and giving to the wrong one can take your hard earned money and have it funding Wild Rumpuses, where costumed MAXes are dancing around wild fires in the middle of mysterious lands…that is what would happen if you Give to the "MAX" from Maurice Sendak's beloved "Where the Wild Things Are"…
Or what about Agent 86 from Get Smart? MAX(well) Smart always seems like a good enough fellow, but the Cone of Silence always did the opposite of what it was supposed to do, so if you Give to that "MAX", you may just miss the program you wanted to fund by “that much”. Besides, do you really want to trust you donation to a grown man who talks into his shoe?
MAX Caufield? I think we can all agree, the less said about Grease 2, the better. It's not at the same cinematic farce level as say, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, despite what some recently elected mayors may believe, but it's still not a "MAX" you want to consider giving your donation to, no matter how much you like Michelle Pfeiffer.
And what about Mad MAX? Have you seen what passes for a youth program in the post-apocalyptic wasteland beyond Thunderdome? Wild kids with the razor boomerangs! That's right, no more chess club or academic studies, Just fur laden, Lord of the Flies types who might just eat your donation....literally If you Give to that "MAX", even Tina Turner can’t ensure that your donation is supporting the good work you want it to…
No, if you’re going to give to any "MAX", it should be through GiveMN's Give to the MAX day, which will ensure that your donation is being used to MAXimize the return on your investment. At the GiveMN site, you'll find Hallie's page (http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Hallieq), and a large number of our partner and fellow nonprofits and charities that are a part of this effort and there is sure to be one that fits your priorities.
Now, of course, we want you to select Hallie as the recipient of your donation, and if you do pick Hallie, rather paying for Wild Rumpus dance lessons, or Road Warrior car tune ups, your donation will assist in feeding and clothing families in need through our Food Shelf and Clothing Closet; it will support giving children in our community the educational and developmental foundation they need through our Early Learning Center; or ensure that youth develop strong skills and succeed while learning and enjoying new experiences through our After School and Summer Enrichment program; or you could choose to support our Seniors’ active lifestyle and engagement through our Golden Agers and Retired Men’s Club; and if you like a little adventure with your youth programming, you can support Project Superhero and help bring out the hero in a young mind; or even simply ensure that we are able to provide access to a variety of programs and resources such as tax preparation through Accountability Minnesota or music lessons through Project Cheer and a host of others through our administering the Martin Luther King Multi-Service Hub Center. For 84 years we have been providing resources, activities supportive services as the Lighthouse of the community and your donation will help us continue for the next 84.
So remember to Give the MAX, but pick the right "MAX", this Thursday, November 14th by visiting our page and the GiveMN site and making sure KAOS agents don’t suspend your donation over a shark-filled water tank.
Complete the HQB Environmental Scan Community Survey And Get A Chance To Win An HQB Hoodie--We Want To Hear From You!
We need your help to improve our Center! Click the
link below to be taken to the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center's
Environmental Scan Survey. Your responses will help us improve our
organization to serve the community better. And for participating, you
will be entered into a drawing to win a Hallie Q. Brown hoodie, tote bag
or stainless steel thermos. This is your chance to give us some
feedback so that we can continue to do the good things we do and make
any necessary improvements. Take the survey and help us make a
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Come Get Your Craft On!
The Holidays are coming up and if you're looking for a way give a personal gift but not spend a lot of money, Hallie Q. has the answer for you. We will be hosting a Make & Take crafting workshop. For just a $5.00 or three can donation to our Food Shelf, you can complete your shopping list with some great crafting items. You bring the creativity and we'll bring the supplies! Join us to make: Candles, Ornaments, Picture Frames, Holiday Decorations, Wreaths, Stockings, Snow Globes and Much More!
So come on over for a fun filled afternoon of crafting, a bake sale and a Holiday Rummage Sale.
Calling All Alumni...
Do you remember 553 Aurora? Do the names Oatmeal Hill and Cornmeal Valley spark memories? When you hear the names Janabelle Taylor, Sylvia Carty and Dorothea Burns, can you not help but smile? If so, we want to hear from you!
Hallie is putting together a program to help alumni connect back to the Center, relive the memories and get back in touch with old friends. An event is currently being planned for this Fall and we want you to be involved with your pictures, your stories and yourselves.
Watch our website for more information or sign up for our e-Newsletter to get the latest information and find out how you can be involved. Just click the link here to submit your email and get all the latest information straight to your inbox and remember those Hallie Days of yesteryear.
We look forward to seeing you around the New Hallie Q.