Friends of CMLC

Who are we?

Friends of CMLC is a new group formed by community members to advocate for and assist CMLC. There are many ways to help – big and small. Every little bit counts. If you would like to know more or want to join, e-mail the group at:

friends (dot) of (dot) cmlc (at) gmail (dot) com
( friends.of.cmlc@gmail.com )

Also, check us out on Facebook!

Donate to CMLC via Go Fund Me! (if you live in the Corvallis area, donations made in person are preferred)

Calendar:

Join us for the 13th Annual Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk on Mon, July 31. Please meet us at the Benton County Courthouse for the 5pm peace vigil. At 6:00 PM, we’ll walk from Courthouse to the CMLC. Local faith leaders and community members are invited to join us as we surround the CMLC with prayers, blessings, well-wishes, and support.

Dine-Out at Papa’s Pizza for CMLC, Tuesday, August 24th, 11am – 11pm
Papa’s Pizza Corvallis
1030 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Please be sure to bring the flyer with you! Papas pizza flyer and print or pick one up at the center.

Dine-Out at Panera Bread for CMLC, Tuesday, September 12, 4pm – 8pm
Panera Bread
335 NW 4th St, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Ideas for action:
Join Friends of CMLC and help the center in a tangible way! All Friends should become knowledgeable about the history of the Sunflower House and CMLC. Know about all the services that are provided and the way the Center is being used. Be prepared to give a 2-minute “elevator speech” about the Center and its current vulnerability to someone who knows nothing about it.

ADVOCACY and OUTREACH—Publicize, promote and garner support; Write Letters to the GT and Barometer editors; Speak to groups, organizations, committees and clubs; Staff table at farmers’ market or other events; Gather petition signatures; Solicit support from businesses and other groups; Urge others to join the Friends of CMLC; Contact media outlets; Create fliers, posters, banners and other visuals

ASSISTANCE—Hands-on help; Give tours; Answer phones, and light office work; Help with child care; Help with CMLC events such as the bazaar and the fashion show; Help plan new events; Help with maintenance of the facility—small repairs, cleaning; Help with maintenance of the grounds—gardening; Form work parties for big jobs like painting

FUNDRAISING—Provide and solicit financial, and in-kind donations; Plan fundraiser events; Solicit donations; Solicit in-kind donations like office supplies, paint, etc.; Write receipts and thank you letters; Help find grant oportunities; Seek major donors.
For more information about joining our fundraising efforts, contact Jason at:

jasonssf (dot) cmlc (at) gmail (dot) com
( jasonssf.cmlc@gmail.com )