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Happy To Give Fundraiser Wrap Up

Hello. I wanted to give you a quick update on today’s activity for Blessings To Others.  We had a Happy2Give Happy Gilmore Day.  It was the 9th annual tournament that they performed. That’s HappyToGive.org. They choose a non-profit each year to bless with their donations that come from the golf tournament.

Nancy and I were able to play today in that lovely hot weather. We started this morning around 9am and we petered out after about 12 holes and went to the clubhouse.

David Sain and Vernon Mansfield finished up for us and team BTO but it was a wonderful day.

There were over 90 teams that played and it was a wonderful, wonderful day to play. It was just a little warm.

The donations will go toward a house that we’re renovating this year. It’s at 5839 Ridge Avenue. It’s in the city near Martin Luther King and Goodfellow. It’s a two-story house three bedrooms and one bath. We are about sixty percent finished with it and we are looking for more donations in order to bless the family. We’re hoping to have it all finished by

August 30th and be able to move a new family in.

We also just started our four-week classes that will be teaching life skills to the residents that going in the house. We are still looking to raise donations so if it’s something that touches your heart, please visit us at www.homebto.org. Check out our website and leave us a comment or two.

Thank you see you later.

Summer 2016 Essential Life Skills Course

Registration is Now Open!


Summer 2016 – Group A Classes  $ 20 for the series

Dates: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

* Money Basics  *  How to Maintain Your Rental Home  *  Food & Nutrition  *  Medical and Health Care *

REGISTER NOW for Summer 2016 Group A Classes


Blessings to Others is pleased to announce our plans to offer our Essential Life Skills Course – Group A Classes for Summer 2016.

The 4-class series will be held weekly, on Wednesday evening, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The affordable program aims to provide information to assist registrants in different areas of life, to improve their well-being and be more self-sufficient. The summer series costs $20 per registrant.

Seating is limited and you are encouraged to register early for the program. Register now at https://bto-skills-smr2016.eventbrite.com.


Summer 2016 – Group A Classes  $ 20 for the series

Dates: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

* Money Basics  *  How to Maintain Your Rental Home  *  Food & Nutrition  *  Medical and Health Care *

REGISTER NOW for Summer 2016 Group A Classes


To learn more about the series, please visit http://homebto.org/programs/learn-essential-life-skills/.

A New Safe Haven

Blessings To Others began in 2005, after hurricane Katrina forced many residents to relocate to other areas. In the St. Louis region, we were happy to help a few families with housing so that they could start moving forward with their lives.

Here’s a few pictures from that time.

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Happy To Give Golf Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraising day on the golf course!

Florissant Golf Club, located at 50 Country Club Lane, in Florissant, MO 63033.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

Happy 2 Give Golf


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  2016 Golf Registration Flyer (offline purchase only)

  2016 Sponsorship Opportunities – Great Benefits You Don’t Want to Miss!


Here’s more about Happy to Give, from their website:

Happy to Give began simply as a “Happy Gilmore Day” golf tournament/house party with just a few friends. Since the first event in 2008, it continued to grow into a successful fundraiser. Happy to Give is designed
to build awareness of philanthropic causes in the St. Louis community and encourage support of these causes in the form of time and monetary contributions. Our goal is to help individuals feel empowered to seek out and support various organizations regardless of the amount they are able to contribute. We feel that it is important to highlight the opportunity to give back by emphasizing the happiness that is felt when giving back.


So, rally a few of your friends and join us for a fun day on the golf course, while we raise funds for affordable housing.

Click here for further details. Register today! You can register as a single player or create your own foursome and register together.



Make a Difference in A Life, and Support Our Cause

Happy to Give is going places! Their mission is “Happy to Give exists to unify and encourage others to happily give of their time and money through fun and engaging opportunities. The secret to living is giving!”

Happy To Give is more energized than ever for their 2016 benefactor, Blessings To Others (BTO). They support our mission to assist men, women, and children in transition, by providing supportive services, education, temporary and/or immediate housing so that they are able to realize their full potential.

Blessings To Others’ short term fundraising focus:

1.       Pay off its most recently bought property’s $60,000 debt obligation.

2.       Secure funding for additional repairs and renovation expenses on its other properties.

By 2020, Blessings to Others hopes to benefit low income households in the area with 10+ fully occupied and thriving properties and ultimately 10,000 free and clear homes in the greater St. Louis area.


 Incentive for early registration

Happy to Give is offering a First in 10 Incentive.

Be one of the first 10 people to sign up for a monthly online giving promotion before July 13 and play in the 9th annual Happy Gilmore Day Golf Tournament for FREE
($95 normal entrance fee)! The following levels of giving apply to this promotion:

1.       $50/month for at least 12 months


2.       $100/month for at least 12 months



Your generous giving today will help Blessings To Others now with a great financial need as well as take an amazing organization’s impact to the next level for future housing needs!

Not into golf? Well, you may want to come out to cheer us on. Actually, we could probably use the help 🙂
You still make a difference for our mission with your generous donation. Please consider making a donation for this event. We really appreciate you and your willingness to help us take a stand for affordable living residences.


See you on the golf course!