Kids on a Mission started in July 2013 as an opportunity for younger kids to do mission work. Many times mission trips are designated for older kids and adults. All kids should know from a young age that they can help! They don’t necessarily have to be older to help out people in need. So kids from around the area gather for a three day event at First United Methodist Church where they learn about local and global missions, work together to determine who they could help, and come up with a plan for how they can help that group in need.
Ames First United Methodist Church is excited to announce the fundraiser/friendly competition “A Hair-Raising Fundraiser.” No-Shave November and Children With Hair Loss are the two organizations that will benefit from this fundraiser. Some are taking part in No-Shave November who will be donating the money they would normally spend on shaving products to the No-Shave November Cancer Awareness organization. There are some who will be cutting at least 8” of their hair at the end of the month and donating it to Children with Hair Loss - a company that makes hair pieces and wigs at no cost for children up to age 21 facing hair loss for various reasons. Those participating are also working hard to get donations for their cause.
Esprit Salon will be providing the hair cuts on 11/29 for those donating 8" or more of hair. Click the image below for their site!
On the first Saturday of each month, we will hold a drop off event where Birthday Club members can drop off any donations they collected in the previous month. There will be special months where we will also hold an event on the first Saturday of the month where we will be able to distribute items given from a previous month.
These will be special Sundays for the children in which they partake in different activities like sewing, cooking, building, etc.