2010 Exodus Homes Honor Card Kick-off Dinner with Artist William Mangum

Monday November 22, 2010, 6:00pm
Exodus Missionary Outreach Church (www.exodusoutreachchurch.org for directions)
1763 Highland Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601

Please RSVP to susansmith@charter.net or 828-962-8196
Click this link to receive an order form for the 2010 Honor Card!

Inspired by a chance meeting between Greensboro artist William Mangum and a homeless man, the Honor Card program has raised more than $3 million for homelessness in North Carolina since the annual holiday program began 22 years ago. The 2010 Holiday Honor Card features the painting “Everybody Needs Somebody” by Mangum, depicting a solitude figure befriended by a caring soul. The Honor Card is produced at no cost to Exodus Homes by Wachovia Bank and William Mangum. Food for the dinner will be donated by Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Jason’s Deli, and Tasteful Beans Coffeehouse. 
Revenue from the sale of Honor Cards is urgently needed because Exodus Homes’ operating budget has lost over $233,000 since 2008 due to high unemployment of our residents plus budget cuts from United Way, Mental Health, Catawba County ABC Board, and other funders. We are struggling to survive. Honor Cards are available for a minimum donation of $5 per card each holiday season with 100% of the proceeds going to provide services for homeless people. The Honor Card says a gift has been given to Exodus Homes in honor of the recipient, and has information about the program inside. It makes a beautiful gift, and many people use them as Christmas cards.  
This year’s honor card inspiration is a heartfelt true story of an individual reaching out to a North Carolina homeless vet in spring 2010. As a result of this friendship, both have benefited much and the vet now has an automobile detailing business and a roof over this head.
On Monday November 22. 2010 we are holding a 2010 Honor Card kick-off dinner with special guest William Mangum who will share his passion for this work and tell the true story of this year’s card.  We are inviting local churches, and business to send a representative to learn more about being an Honor Card coordinator for your organization. Individuals are also encouraged to attend! Honor Card coordinators are asked to take at least 25 cards and share with others how much a $5.00 or more donation will do to help Exodus Homes continue serving homeless recovering people. After the holidays are over, coordinators return the money raised and any unsold cards to Exodus Homes. 
This will be an inspirational evening to learn more about a gift that keeps on giving.  Please RSVP to susansmith@charter.net or 828-962-8196 and let us know who your representative will be. You are welcome to send more than one person!