STRIKES AGAINST CRIME
FYM is currently looking for volunteers of all ages to help raise funds through Strikes Against Crime. This is a fun and easy way to raise financial support for the local mission work of Forgotten Youth Ministries. Strikes Against Crime is a bowl-a-thon that works in the same way as a walk-a-thon. Once a date for your event is chosen, your group's participants register. They will be provided with instructions and a sponsoring envelope. Support is raised by asking friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to sponsor you.
the day of the Strikes Against Crime event, everyone meets at the bowling alley
and bowls. It’s that easy! By participating in the Strikes Against Crime you
are helping Forgotten Youth Ministries continue to take the message of God’s
love and salvation through Jesus Christ into detention centers, to help FYM
volunteers instill new core values in detained individuals, and ultimately, to
help us stop crime a child at a time.
GROUP EVENT COORDINATOR and/or BOWLERS
Group Event Coordinator and/or Bowlers
Reports to: Julie
Forgotten Youth Ministries
- This is a group fund raising event that helps
Forgotten Youth Ministries continue to offer all programs and services to the
juveniles in detention and their families. Forgotten Youth Ministries programs and
services are listed in detail at www.forgottenyouthministries.org.
- You participate by becoming your
group’s event coordinator and a bowler. If someone else in your group is the
event coordinator you simply bowl.
- Once your group has an Event
Coordinator, that person works directly with Julie Paul to determine a date and
time for your event. Once you have a date and time, you will be able to
register for your group's event by clicking on the Registration tab above.
- Registration is $8 per person and
includes a Strikes Against Crime T Shirt and all your bowling expenses
including shoe rental, 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop. Once you are
registered, you will receive an instruction sheet and pledge gathering envelope.
- Funds are raised as you gather
sponsors for you to bowl. Bring your envelope with the funds you have collected
to the event. Then you simply enjoy bowling, pizza, and pop with your friends!
- This event qualifies for
community service hours. For every $1 you raise you will be given 1 minute of
community service plus 2 hours for the bowling. The event coordinator will
receive additional community service time for coordinating the Strikes Against
Time Required: Time
to gather sponsors + 2 hours to bowl
Date & Time: To be determined by your group
Location: Stardust Lanes, 3750 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI
We help transform the broken, crime-filled lives of
juvenile offenders into healthy, productive, God-serving members of
Forgotten Youth Ministries (FYM)
accomplishes this by offering teenagers an opportunity to meet with mentors while
in the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center, along with offering several
other programs for detained kids and their families. Because all FYM programs
and services are provided free of charge, FYM has an on-going need to raise
funds. You can help by participating in Strikes
Against Crime. This is how it works . . .
- Make a commitment to help FYM help the teens in
detention. You have been given a sponsoring
envelope that makes it easy to keep track of your sponsors and pledges.
- Gather sponsors and list the names and information on the sponsoring envelope. Collect
pledges like $5, $10, and so on. Ask people to sponsor you with a flat rate
donation, not based on how many pins you knock down.
- Your sponsors may also sponsor you online. It is helpful to have that page up on your phone as you approach someone to
sponsor you so they can easily do so with the "Pledge" button using
PayPal and any major credit card.
- List all of your sponsors, including online
sponsors, on your envelope along with their information. Be sure to collect all
your cash or check pledges by the day of the event. You will only be given
community service credit for the funds you turn in at the event or that have
been donated online in your name.
- A great way to ask people to sponsor you is
to say something like, “I’m bowling in the
Forgotten Youth Ministries Strikes Against Crime. Would you like to sponsor
me?” If they have never heard of FYM
(perish the thought!) let them know that we are a Christian organization
dedicated to helping juvenile offenders transform their lives.
- Come and bowl. On the day of the event bring your sponsoring envelope, along with the funds you have collected, to Stardust Lanes on Bay Rd. in Saginaw.
It’s that easy! This is a fun way to help
FYM continue to reach out to the forgotten youth in our community. See you there!
P.S: Be sure to visit
www.forgottenyouthministries.org and like us on Facebook.