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Most organizations or committees like to hear back now and then from organization(s) that the donations are appreciated and they know that what they are doing is making is a difference. Over the course now and then thank you letters are sent to the committee or group thanking them for what they do. The pioneers receive thank you letters and pass them on to the committees or groups so they are aware their work was appreciated. Below are a few thank you letters that the New Outlook Pioneers have received recently.
Laura Whitlock, Executive Director, just announced that the Pioneer Headquarters new address is;
8547 East Arapahoe Road, Unit J-312
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Submitted by Elaine Housley, New Outlook Director
The Pioneer Organization and the New Outlook Region Pioneers want to take this time to thank Connie and Gordon Hankins for their leadership and volunteer hours devoted to this very special project for physical challenged children. From all of us in Pioneering we thank you for your 26 plus years leading this project.
West Suburban Pioneer Club hasn’t had Monthly Club Meetings since they were suspended in March, 2020 due to Covid-19. So, I’m going to review the results for 2021 to bring everyone up-to-date on the Therapy Oriented Tricycle (TOT) Project.
Assembly and shipping of trikes went on as usual, with 7 being shipped out of state and 31 presented at our home workshop here in Naperville, IL. Those shipped out of state included 4 to CA and 1 each to OH, IN, and MN. Presented at our Workshop included 29 from IL and 1 each from IN and MN. All presentations were made in our garage or outside with everyone wearing face masks.
We had one major building event during 2021 with 10 volunteers building 25 TOT’s. We have been fortunate to have found a volunteer who is going to be taking over the TOT Project with Connie and I finally retiring after 26 enjoyable years of building trikes. Actually, I semi-retired 10 years ago with Connie taking over all responsibilities with me just helping out here and there.
The new Project Leader will be Elizabeth Bishop who lives in St. Charles, IL, only a half hour drive from us. She is retired and belongs to a bicycle club where she is hopeful of recruiting some volunteers. Our current volunteers will also be available. She will be using our current workshop for at least a year and possibly longer. She has been busy learning all aspects of the TOT project including assembly of back rests, foot containments and trikes. She is also getting familiar with the paperwork involving communication with clients, vouchering expenses/deposits, making presentations to TOT recipients, and preparing for the out-of-state shipping by FedX. She has applied for membership in the Pioneers. We are extremely happy to welcome her and to work with her as she serves the needs of our special needs children.
I would also like to announce that we will be working with a local teenager during 2022 to help him achieve Eagle Scout status. He will be the Project Leader of a group of volunteers, that he recruits, to build a quantity of trikes and raise funds for the project.
As I mentioned above, we shipped and presented 38 TOT’s during 2021. Our fund rasing for 2021 exceeded our expenses and the project is in excellent shape beginning our 2022 pioneer year. Our expenses were lower than normal because we had major expenses during 2020 for the TOT add-on components including foot containments and back-rest assemblies. During 2021 we reported 980 hours worked on the TOT Project. We are in good financial health and have not requested Grant money for several years. We are looking forward to the PAC getting us cut over from New Outlook Crossroads Chapter 135 to New Outlook East 160, hopefully during the first quarter of 2021.
Gordon: 630-355-7211 home email@example.com
Connie: 630-841 4542 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth: 872-243-1177 cell email@example.com
Gordon Hankins, Secretary
West Suburban Pioneer Club
The Cozy Wrap group received an earlier notice of the up coming Lydia House Virtual Baby Shower and they knitted up some baby items for the Virtual Baby Shower on February 20th. The items that they made and dropped off on February 15th were 5 Baby bath wraps, 19 baby blankets, 1 cocoon, 1 baby set sweater/booties/hat, I pkg. diapers and misc. personal items (toothbrush, deodorant etc.)
The following is more information about the Virtual Baby Shower and how you can participate in the Baby Shower
Show your love by providing new and expecting mothers experiencing homelessness with much-needed baby items. You are adding to a mother’s joy by helping provide for her precious baby. Please visit the baby registry at Amazon, Target, or Walmart for needed items and send your gifts directly to Open Door Mission, hassle free!
Car Booster Seats
Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
Pack ‘N’ Play
Diaper Rash Cream
Creation of the 2022 New Outlook newsletter took a bit more time that expected this year since we wanted to include tentative dates for our volunteer activities and a full listing of local deaths in 2021.
Print copies went out in the mail today to those members that don’t have email addresses (copies were in black and white to keep our cost down). We have a little under 150 members without email.
Hopefully you’ll join us at John D Burlie luncheons and events in the future.
Please remember to track your volunteer hours done on your own since we are asked to report them to help Pioneers attract organizations to provide us benefits, etc.
If you need to update your email or have other questions, feel free to contact me.
Elaine A Housley, New Outlook Director
337 Glen Meadow Court
In Memory of those reported of their passing through 2021 of the Columbus Works to the John D. Burlie PIoneer Club.
Submitted by Jerry Dunbar, President/Treasurer, John D Burlie Club & Elaine Housley, Director, New Outlook Pioneers
Again, the outcome for 2021 was still affected by virus pandemic, instead of camping and experiencing the outside the children experience the indoor activities such as making tie dye T-shirts, designing and making pieces of Jewelry, Coloring, Painting, drawing, and many more activities.
Again, most importantly, these activities engage each child in life lessons. Learning to be flexible and engaging in a new adventure. They learn to take risks and handle failure, and be individually creative and using their own imagination and to be on their own. skills that can be harder to come by for children living with the physical and emotional scars of a serious illness.
Our group was not allowed to visit the hospital other than make deliveries as we normally do at the camp ground. Also, we proudly display our New Outlook Pioneer Logo on the donated material.
Because of generous individuals like you, we were able to provide compassionate, cutting-edge healthcare to more than 100,000 kids in 2021. On behalf of our patients and families, please accept our sincere gratitude for allowing our physicians, nurses and hospital staff to provide an opportunity for so many kids to just be kids.
Your donation was much more than a gift. It was treatment for complex medical conditions such as pediatric cancer. It provided community health outreach for dental and asthma care. It created access to behavioral health services, family-centered resources and so much more. Your thoughtfulness also ensured we remained a hub for innovative pediatric research by allowing our Washington University physician-scientists to translate research findings from their labs to the bedside, delivered in a warm and supportive environment that families can’t find anywhere else.
Above all else, please know that your gift created hope for patients and families right when they needed it the most. While times may still feel uncertain for many of us, there is no doubt your remarkable dedication made a difference. Thank you!
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Submitted by Judy Herbst
This year was a once again a very hard year due to the continuance of COVID, especially for low-income families. We support two food pantries through time and food donations. Circle of Concern and the Affton Food Pantry is what this grant was dedicated to.
Regarding the Affton Food Pantry we have an individual who drives weekly for their Meals on Wheels Program which provides food and assistance to the hungry.
Regarding Circle of Concern the main food items they prefer from their wish list include soups, cereals, pastas and boxed dinner helpers.
Many people think of Circle of Concern as only a food panty but, they do so much more to help families in need. They offer scholarships for high school, and college. They also offer children’s programs, including funding the cost of summer camp, providing back to school supplies, providing a birthday gift for children under twelve years of age, and providing free or reduced breakfast/lunch programs. Once again, these services are offered to only low-income families that qualify.
Circle did say they are overwhelmed by our council’s continued generosity to our community. Due to safe distancing and changes on local government requirement our council occasionally follows The Circle of Concerns recommendations and orders from their Amazon Wish list for their monthly food donated. Although it slightly reduces the PAL hours, it enables us to meet our commitment to the families in need and provides streamline delivery on their end.
Submitted by Patricia Hawkins and Cyndi Miller
New Outlook Penn- Jersey Chapter 132 continued its annual initiative to support school children in the area we serve. For that endeavor, we donated an assortment of school supplies; 1,728 backpacks and 1,794 pencil holders to more than 15 school districts and community organizations. We purchased the backpacks and pencil holders using funds from Pioneers’ Charitable Foundation Grants that enabled us to sustain our previous years donation.
Chapter 132 allocated individual budgets to each club to pay for school supplies. We redirected our gifts of backpacks and accompanying pencil holders to organizations that were able and willing to accept these gifts during the pandemic, while designated organizations were closed due to Pandemic restrictions.
Shiloh Baptist Church provided Covid safe space that enabled each chapter to receive supplies at a scheduled time and allowed us to distribute the supplies from their gym. Every participant was required to follow the Covid standard to wear masks and observe distance specifications
Provided scheduled pick-up windows for backups and supplies at Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield NJ. Shiloh established strict protocols to ensure safety and protection for recipients.
Each Club member purchased and provided school supplies to their specific organization or school.
Distributed New Outlook Pioneers Penn-Jersey Chapter 132 donations to:
Submitted by Pioneer Pat Fields – President Murray Hills Club