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WINNERS CHOICE RAFFLE

February 14, 2020

Speak Up for Children is raffling five wonderful original art pieces. Tickets will be on sale from now until Valentine’s Day. The drawing will be held via a “live” Facebook feed at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Ticket cost are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00.

You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone.

Tickets are available at:
Treasurers on Main
7th Moon Boutique
Other participating local Lincoln County businesses

Or visit our website and pay via the Paypal link. Choose the number of tickets in the drop box.
Tickets purchased online will receive an email with their ticket numbers. Please include a valid telephone number for notification.

This is a winners choice raffle with first place choosing of one of the five prizes, second place remaining four prizes and so on until all five prizes have been given away. Any prize not claimed within one week will be forfeited to the alternate winners.

All proceeds will help Speak Up For Children, Inc, make a difference in a Lincoln County foster child’s life, “One step at a time”.

(1) Original Oil Painting:
Donna Downey, one of our tour home owners, a local accomplished artist, created an original painting, White Roses, is an oil inspired by Van Gogh’s “Vase with Roses”.
Value $450.00

(2)Ambrosia Maple Wooden Bowl. Harry Suddreth Woodworking created an original wooden bowl made of Ambrosia maple which has very distinct grain patterns caused by the ambrosia beetle. It’s the perfect piece to make a striking statement on your table.
Value $200.00

(3) Long Leaf Needle Pine hand woven basket. This basket is a wonderful addition to any decor. The base features a wrapped thread that extends throughout the basket.
Handcrafted by Gail Jones in NC from long-leaf NC pine needles from her parents property.
Value $40.00

(4) Three Custom Pottery Bowls
Handcrafted pottery bowls from Rising Sun Pottery, Gary Lee. A set of nesting bowls in three beautiful colors. The bowls are both beautiful and functional. They have all been turned by hand, glazed and fired.
Value $35.00

(5) Pottery Water Pitcher
Handcrafted water pitcher by G. Byron Cook, Lincoln County potter. Beautiful color and functionality this water picture is wonderfully crafted.
It is very much hands-on from start to finish that gives a deeper appreciation of the mechanics of the process that yields a beautiful piece of work.
Value $45.00

🌟🌟🌟L C Community Foundation 🌟🌟🌟
2019 Grant Recipient Reception    

October 29, 2019

Monday afternoon the Lincoln County Community Foundation of the Carolinas held a reception for their 2019 grant recipients.  Wayne Hoyle, a member and chair of the foundation board was the guest emcee. Speak Up for Children has been honored to have received a grant for four consecutive years. Jill Eaddy, Donna Scates, and Ann Killian attended on behalf of Speak Up for Children.  Speak Up was awarded a grant to assist with summer camps, tutoring, and other unmet needs of our Lincoln County foster children. Three grant recipients were chosen to speak briefly about their non profit organizations. Congratulations to all the recipients.  Many thanks to the Lincoln County Community Foundation for helping us “Make a difference” in a Lincoln County foster child’s life!

🍁🍁🍁🍁2019 FALL TRAINING🍁🍁🍁🍁 

October 24, 2019

LIncoln County NC GAL’s in conjunction with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services presented their fall training on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  The presentation “The LIncoln County Opioid Epidemic: Reality, Response and Resources” was presented  by Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition.  Kim Campbell, the Chair Training and Education Committee of the organization, organized and hosted the training event.  A panel of four distinguished speakers included, Dr. Manvar, of Southeast Pain And Spine Care, Noah Harris, a remarkable young man who struggled with substance abuse but overcame his addiction, and Vanessa Anderson, MARS Project Manager for Partners Behavioral Health. Serving along with the speakers on a discussion panel was Captain Charlie Greene, of the Lincoln County Sherriff’s Department. They educated the participants on the ongoing war against Opioid addictions and ways to help control misuse of the drug, especially by teens. The panel explained how prevention could be implemented as easily as keeping a locked medicine box to avoid any misuse by not allowing easy access to the one’s medications.  

Dr. Manvar, provided an overview of the Opioid epidemic. Noah Harris, shared openly with the group his own struggle while using drugs and how he was able to overcome his addiction. He is currently a full time student working on completing his CNA and has applied for acceptance into the schools nursing program.  Vanessa Anderson shared the many resources and response programs offered by the Coalition and Partners Behavioral Health Management.  Captain Charlie Greene spoke of the involvement of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department in the war on drugs in our county sharing that Sheriff Bill Beam has started several new programs including a “Twelve Step Recovery Program” to help the inmates become and stay drug free. The panel of guests where very informative and provided great tools and resources to assist the attendees in their quest to help the parents of the foster children we advocate for.

Thank you to all the speakers, special guests, and participants who attended and made the training event a great success. 

  🍁🍁🍁🍁2018 FALL TRAINING 🍁🍁🍁🍁 

LIncoln County NC GAL’s in conjunction with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services presented their fall training on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The presentation “Community Resiliency Model, How children, families, social workers, and guardian ad litems deal with trauma” was presented by H. Dawn Stover, B.S; Cleveland County Guardian ad Litem supervisor, and Jeanne Patterson. They educated the participants on ways to recognize and deal with the effects of trauma, in the worker, volunteer, and foster children we serve. The program was very informative and provided great tools and resources to assist the attendees in dealing with the secondary trauma often experienced when dealing with others who have been traumatized.   

A special guest, Miss Destiny Self, the current reigning Lincoln County Apple Queen, spoke about her platform, “Family Ever After”.  She also shared her personal experience of being in foster care and how she has overcome the trauma in her own life.  She plans to attend college upon her graduation and plans to attend Pharmacy School. 

A second special guest, Lara Bowles, spoke about a new program F.AM., Family Adoption Movement.  Please visit our Lincoln County GAL nonprofit website at http://www.speakupforchildren.us/events-photos/annual-service-training/fall-training/ for more information on this subject.

Thank you to all the speakers, special guests, and participants who attended and made the training event a great success. 

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