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Millersburg Church of God

A Fundraising
for A New Facility
for The Food Pantry
Proposed Property Layout
The Pantry at Millersburg Church of God (located close to West Holmes Middle and High School) has been active in helping to alleviate hunger in Holmes and surrounding counties for over eight years. We operate entirely on donations with a volunteer work force of 16 to 18 people who work tirelessly several days each week to provide food to families in need. We serve an average of 90 families on Friday each                                                                       week, and have served over 140 families on several                                                                      occasions. In each of the past two years, we have                                                                      distributed more than one-half of a million pounds of food to                                                                      over 14,000 people. The Pantry has operated out of our                                                                      16x60 Fellowship Hall, which has become inadequate with                                                                      the growing need for storage and operation space. Our                                                                      church purchased a property less than two miles away from                                                                      our current location in 2011 to build a separate facility to                                                                      house The Pantry. The property is now fully paid for and we                                                                      are embarking on a campaign to raise funds to begin the building process.  
We have designed our new facility and 
grounds to serve multiple purposes to 
maximize both usage and income 
opportunities. The pantry facility will be
 housed in a 60x120 building that will have 
an office area, a table & chair storage room,
 two handicapped accessible 2-stall 
  restrooms, one handicapped accessible 
restroom with an outside entry, a large 
room for meetings, banquets, etc., a food 
storage warehouse with a walk-in cooler, a 
walk-in freezer, and a kitchen. Outdoor 
spaces will include an orchard of 250 apple 
trees, a pavilion with barbeque grates, a
 large gazebo on a pond for weddings, a softball field and numerous garden seating areas. Several acres will be devoted to vegetable crops and future harvests from the trees will provide apple sauce, apple jelly, and frozen sliced apples for families in need. The pavilion and softball field will be available for family reunions, corporate picnics and softball tournaments with the gazebo hosting beautiful outdoor weddings. The income generated from these events will be used to fund the operation of the food pantry.  

                                        Our new facility will be known as The Upper Room.  We chose a new name as we are sure no bride would want to                                         list The Food Pantry as the location on invitations for her wedding. We also believe the new name better promotes our                                         venue as a wonderful choice for meetings, trade shows, seminars, banquets and other events; all of which will also                                         provide funding for sustainability of the food pantry operation. Within The Upper Room facility and grounds, we will                                         operate The Upper Room Food Pantry, The Banquet Hall at The Upper Room, and The Gazebo at The Upper Room.  
Proposed Floorplan
Orchard of Hope Fundraising
Tree Stake for $1,000 or more 
cash or in-kind donation
4”x4” Carmel Marble   AcrylaStone Plaque  laser engraving         
 black powder-coated steel post

Tree Stake for $500-999 
cash or in-kind donation
4”x5” Metalphoto® anodized aluminum with Black/Silver 
  laser engraving  
aluminum stake

Tree Stake for $100-499 
cash or in-kind donation
 4”x2 3/4” Slate chipped edges, 
 natural structure hand lettering
  metal stake

The Orchard of Hope fund raising campaign seeks donors to sponsor the planting of 250 apple trees on the grounds of the new facility in the spring of 2018. A tree planted in someone's memory or in honor of a person, business or organization is a living tribute that benefits present and future generations, and is perhaps the 
most fitting memorial gift of all. 

 Three levels of Memorial or Tribute Sponsorships for the apple trees are available: $100, $500, and $1,000 or more. Each sponsor will receive a plaque with an inscription to be staked beside an apple tree, as well as their name featured on a mural in The Upper Room Banquet Hall. We have three different plant stakes to represent the three levels of sponsorship, which are shown on the attached Sponsorship Form. Our goal is to raise $100,000 in cash or in-kind donations to install a water well, a septic system, a driveway, a parking lot, the pavilion with attached storage shed for lawn care equipment, and the gazebo and pond. We plan to use products made or sold in Holmes and surrounding counties as much as possible. If your business offers building products or services, you may want to provide an in-kind donation. We will utilize semi-trailer(s) to store in-kind donated products. Completion of some, or hopefully all, of these exterior projects is projected to be by the end of 2017. Our goal is to begin construction of the new building in the spring of 2018, with a Grand Opening being held in late summer. All projections are based upon the success of this fund raising campaign. 

Orchard of Hope Sponsorship Form
Business Name if any
Mailing Address
Email Address
Call us 
Best Daytime  Phone # 
I want to be a sponsor of the Orchard of Hope fund raising campaign for the new facility for The Pantry at Millersburg Church of God which will be known as The Upper Room to be located on SR 60, about 2 miles south from the current location. I have checked the following Sponsorship Level with the appropriate garden stake that will be placed beside an apple tree in the Orchard of Hope in the Spring of 2018:
If your sponsorship is a cash donation, please make check payable to The Pantry and list Orchard of Hope on the memo line and mail to:                                     Millersburg Church of God 
                                    10643 SR 39 
                                    Millersburg, OH 44654

Or you may use your credit card 
through our PayPal account
If your sponsorship is an in-kind donation, please list the product or service and we will call you: 
Millersburg Church of God ®  10643 State Route 39, Millersburg, OH  44654       330-276-7373
$1000 or more