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Summer Food Drive Underway at TLC

St. Vincent de Paul needs Food Donations to help with the ‘summer squeeze’ in their pantry . . . And Trinity Lutheran can help!

TLC is collecting granola bars, peanut butter, canned soups and chili, crackers, tuna, Cup O’ Noodles and other non-perishable food items throughout July and August to help address this increased need for food donations. Place your donations in the Caring & Sharing Box in the Atrium. (See printable flyer)

See TLC Outreach Committee with questions or to volunteer to deliver foods donated to the HELP center. Thanks for being a Blessing!

“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.” - Isaiah 58:10

Property & Grounds Seeks Leader

TLC is looking for qualified person to lead the Trinity Lutheran Property and Grounds Committee for one year (Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2019). Current committee members include Tom Thilo, Mert Barth, Jay Gridley, Paul Hunt, Tad Johnson, Kay Nelson and Scott Venera - a great group of men with many skill sets.

Property and Grounds meets as necessary to make decisions regarding annual contracts as well as to decide which contractors to hire when large maintenance issues arise. This committee makes recommendations to the church council for final approval. On-going maintenance duties and monitoring are delegated to committee members.

Please prayerfully consider being the next great leader of this committee. Tom is willing to help and provide any needed guidance until Trinity Annual meeting in January 2019. If you are interested, please contact Krista Hartley 208-704-8330 or Tom Thilo at 208-661-1114.

Used Textiles Turn Trash to Cash for TLC LC & TLC Youth

After much consideration, the TLC Learning Center has decided NOT to host its Annual Yard Sale. Instead, we will be joining forces with TLC Youth once again for an on-going fundraiser - GemText Textile Recycling.

GemText aims to reduce the environmental burden by finding a second life for reusable materials and keeping millions of pounds of textiles out of landfills. Bring in clothing, shoes in pairs, belts, purses, jewelry, backpacks, towels, drapes and sheets. GemText can no longer take quilts, blankets and pillows. Please keep donations in a plastic bag when dropping off.

Labeled containers are placed by the Reid St. door and by the stairs going down to the Fellowship Hall. Also, if you look back by the dumpster on the north side of the church, you will see a 5’ x 5’ wooden shed with the sign “GemText” on it. This is a recycle box for the used items listed above. We will get paid 3 cents per pound of textiles, and the box will be emptied weekly.

As you spring clean through your textiles, please consider bringing them to Trinity and place them in this collection center in support of TLC Learning Center and TLC Youth! Thank you for your on-going support!

TLC Learning Center Report - September 2018

Summer is a time for the TLC Learning Board to reflect and make changes for the 2018/19 school year. After local comparisons between similar childcare centers and wanting to increase staff wages, we have decided to raise tuition rates by 3 percent. This will allow the center to maintain the quality of care TLC LC provides and will be used primarily to provide competitive wages to TLC teachers. Providing competitive wages will allow TLC LC to retain and attract quality teachers for our children. This decision does not come lightly. We have not raised tuition rates since fall 2015.

The children and staff are loving the newly installed playground! The vision for a newly renovated playground started a year ago with a vision planning committee. Improvements completed to date: artificial turf throughout, 2 spring riders, 1 large play structure including 2 slides with 2 shade sails over slides, swing set, 1 free-standing sandbox, 1 play fort with sandbox beneath, geo-climber, basketball hoop, 2 outside toy boxes, and the large shade structure was re-installed. We hope to purchase a playhouse/storage unit before winter to store the Center’s large strollers.

TLC LC Board understands the co-relationship between Church and Center. Once the Center needs have been met, we turn our focus on giving back to Trinity. In July, we helped the Trinity Youth Program by providing the loan to finish the Haven project. The Center will cover the cost of new LED lightening in the gym which will be installed this month.

Thank you to all who help make TLC Learning Center the high quality, affordable, Christian childcare center it is today!

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