Here in rural northeast Missouri we are fortunate to have a large biofuel plant run by Poet Bioprocessing. Poet has numerous plants throughout the mid west states with Macon being the first bioethanol plant established in the state of Missouri. Seeds Of Change is a mission program supported by POET Bioprocessing and is comprised of 3 different components – Mission Hope, Mission Grow, and Mission Breathe. Together, they are working to transform education, agriculture, and environmental conditions in impoverished areas such as Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and other developing countries.
Members of the POET workforce have the opportunity to participate on these mission trips to make a positive impact through the Seeds Of Change program. Up to 30 employees may participate, and each has been given a small stipend as well as additional vacation days from POET, with the understanding that they need to raise the bulk of their fees to participate.
Meet Melissa Miller, A Laboratory Technician At POET
Melissa Miller has been working with the POET Bioprocessing Plant in Macon for 15 years and is preparing to participate in the Seeds Of Change program the spring of 2023. To help her raise funds she has had numerous bake sales as well as a BBQ cookoff and her fund raising is well underway.
Those of us close to Melissa know she loves Christmas – baking cookies, decorating, and has even hosted Santa and Mrs. Claus Christmas parties for her friends’ children. As a way to help her with funds, I would like to offer you a chance to participate – where ever you are located in the United States. As an Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator for 10 years, I have used my business as a way to help others – through donations of my commissions, collecting for our local food bank, and providing cards for local groups such as Hospice, cancer treatment centers, and Ray Of Hope. You can find out more about me at my website https://lolarist.com/.
So How Can You Help?
Stampin’ Up has created two ALL INCLUSIVE kits for the upcoming holiday season – perfect for ANY crafter! Melissa and I will be doing a FB LIVE this coming WEDNESDAY, November 9 at 7pm central time at the following link – https://www.facebook.com/FlickoftheRist – demonstrating the kits and answering questions from those interested in the program. ALL commissions from these kit sales will be given to Melissa to help with her fundraising for the Seeds Of Change program!!! Listed below are pictures of each kit as well as a direct link to my online store with Stampin’ Up .
The Christmas Gifting Tag Kit!
You’ll love the ease of gift gifting this year with the Christmas Gifting Kit! This tag/gift card holder kit is a simple way to enhance the Christmas gifting experience for you and your loved ones. Create these gorgeous gift tags with attached gift card holders to add the perfect homemade touch to your gift giving!
Kit includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED to create 9 gift cardholder/tags – all you need are SCISSORS!
Each kit is $21 plus tax/shipping.
The Cozy And Bright Christmas Card Kit!
Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need to make 12 festive cards. Wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year with classic pine, cinnamon, and orange designs that will warm any heart. And the gold foil details add that special something to these seasonal designs. Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make quick multiples everyone will love!
Kit includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED to make 12 beautiful greeting cards – all you need are a pair of scissors!!!!
Each Cozy and Bright Christmas Card Kit is $23 plus tax/shipping.
Melissa has set a worthwhile but daunting goal to raise these funds to participate in the Seeds of Change Program in the spring of 2023. Let’s help her raise funds WHILE also doing some easy crafting! Why not gather a group of friends together to prepare for the holidays, enjoy a night together AND help Melissa at the same time? She is a wonderful baker, but you can only bake so many cookies!!!!