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November 2nd, 2011, 07:59 PM

Once again, the What Lies Beyond Jeep Club will be set up in the Pavilion at the Mounds on Thanksgiving Day collecting canned food and money to help the Eastern Michigan Food Bank!

Last year we collected a whopping 300Lbs of food!

With each dollar raised, the Eastern Michigan Food Bank can buy $14 worth of food for families in need!

So if you plan on doing some Thanksgiving Day Wheeling, drop by the Pavilion at the Mounds and help us help families in this desperate time!

Oh! and we will have hot coffee and coco, as well as some goodies to munch on!



November 8th, 2011, 01:49 PM

PDF to Flyer: http://www.whatliesbeyond.org/phpBB3/flyers/TDayFlyer2011.pdf

Link to Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242423389147016

November 8th, 2011, 02:03 PM

We have received a donation from MI Wheelers to encourage people to donate cash to the Food Bank as part of our fundraiser at The Mounds.

For Cash Donations of $10 or more, you will receive a MI Wheelers coffee mug stuffed with goodies!

Plus, Michigan Wheelers has committed to matching your cash donations for the day, up to $100!!

So stop in at the pavilion at the Mounds and see us with your donations - we will also have hot drinks (coffee, tea, hot cocoa) and cookies and other goodies to munch on, and maybe even a torpedo heater to take the edge off if it is cold that day.

November 24th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Official count of cash, and all I can say is WOW!! The wheeling community has amazed me once again! With the help of all of you, we managed to raise $469.85, and a boat load of canned goods (amount will be posted after it gets weighed). To everyone who came out and showed their support, THANK YOU!!!!!!! The Eastern Michigan Food Bank is able to leverage $1 into $16 of food to help families in need, that means that today, we (as the wheeling community) were able to provide families in need with over $7,500 dollars worth of food! It makes me proud to call myself an off-road enthusiast after a day like today!

Thanks again for the support, and thanks for a fun filled day of safe responsible wheeling! Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

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November 26th, 2011, 06:16 AM
For those that are not following the thread on Facebook, we received $100 after we packed up thata got us to $469.85, then someone else donated $30.15 to round the amount to an even $500. WLB will be matching the donation from Michigan Wheelers to make the total $600 (plus food) for this year. Thanks to everyone that donated!

November 26th, 2011, 03:05 PM
GREAT job!

November 26th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Very cool. Sorry I couldn't make it this year.

November 26th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Nice job. So, was it muddy at the Mounds...ha ha.

November 28th, 2011, 04:36 PM
238 pounds of food delivered to the Food Bank of Eastern MI, plus Nancy Edwards called from The Mounds today, they have another $20 that was donated after we left. Thank you all for your support!