A Very Special Party
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A Very Special Party

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All of us at The Sophia Way would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Lorraine Stromswold. She received a grant from Thrivent  “Live Generously” program, which empowers community members to meet the needs of their community, and decided to use this to collect much-needed items for The Sophia Way.
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Lorraine threw a party on March 25, 2015 to collect donations. Eight people attended; Thrivent sent out black with blue trim tee shirts for everyone to wear. Everyone gave generously: one couple went shopping at Bartell’s and brought a big bag of stuff, one woman gave bags of travel soaps and shampoos. A salon supplier gave a case of hair conditioner. This program through Thrivent Action Team also gave Lorraine $250 credit card to spend on anything she chose, so she bought underwear from Marshall’s, which is always needed. The estimated worth of the donation was $400-$500 total.
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Sterling Benson encouraged her to do this project since she is a member of Thrivent. The party is the Thrivent requirement to reach out, get others involved in giving and strengthen communities. She felt she was reaching out beyond the church, to the greater community as a whole.
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Thank you again, Lorraine and Thrivant Financial!
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