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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 Fridays.                                                                      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
                                                                     and are on track to do so again in 2017. The Pantry has 
                                                                     operated out of our 16x60 Fellowship Hall, which has 
                                                                     become inadequate with the growing need for storage and
                                                                     operation space. We 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 a fund raising campaign has begun.
We have designed our new facility and grounds
to serve multiple purposes to maximize both
usage and income opportunities. The new 
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, 1 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 250-300 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.  
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 250-300 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 by the attached Sponsorship Form. Our goal is to raise $150,000 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 in the spring of 2018. 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. Our goal is to begin construction of the new building in the summer of 2018, with a Grand Opening being held in late fall. All projections are based upon the success of fund raising campaigns and grants. 

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
Our new facility will be known as The Upper Room.  We like to jokingly say 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.  Actually, the new name was chosen because it better promotes our ministry venue.  In the days when Jesus walked this earth, some of his companions would 
go ahead to a village and make arrangements for His food and lodging. These arrangements were most often made in a facility which had an upper room - a large room that could hold a large amount of people and could be used for teaching,  
  eating and worshiping.  In addition to serving the needs of our food pantry, The Upper Room facility and grounds will be a 
    wonderful choice to hold a seminar, retreat, banquet, family reunion, wedding, receptions and other events.  The funds 
        generated from these rentals will be used to maintain the food pantry operation.  We will have three areas on the 
             property available for lease either individually or in a package: The Banquet Hall at The Upper Room, The Gazebo
                 at The Upper Room, and The Pavilion at The Upper Room. 
5661 SR 60
$1000 or more