Click to Read a Message from Executive Director Joe Colaizzi
Let’s Have a Cuppa Joe Together!
About a year ago, our development team came up with an idea that has opened the door for me to meet many of our donors personally. When I first heard the idea — inviting folks to have an early morning Cuppa Joe with Joe — I wondered two things: 1. Would anybody come? 2. What would I say when they got here?
Now after meeting dozens of our donors, volunteers, city officials, potential givers and just plain folks with lots of questions about what we do, I am really excited about Cuppa Joe with Joe! We never invite more than 15 people, and the small group setting is perfect for informal conversation and Q&A.
Cuppa Joe has given me the opportunity to break bread with KCRM friends, share our story through testimonies, simple videos and photos, bring them up to speed about what we are working on currently and inform them about our vision for the future. But what’s most meaningful for me is learning how much our KCRM friends really care!
At our May Cuppa Joe, I got to meet Bob Tamasi. He and his wife Sally have been givers for many years, but I’d never met them face to face. Bob was delighted to hear the testimony of one of the men in our Christian Community of Recovery and asked a number of great questions. Later he said this to KCRM Development Officer Julie Larocco: “I had a very nice time and was delighted to meet all of you, and especially Joe. I was impressed with your facilities and the neighborhood. Cuppa Joe confirmed our commitment to KCRM. I believe our Father in heaven is shining his face on KCRM, as it says in Numbers 6:24-26.”
Though this event was designed to tell you about KCRM, it’s been a joy and privilege for me to learn more about KCRM’s ministry partners. We’ve scheduled six more Cuppa Joe events over the next 12 months, and I hope I get to meet you personally at one of them!
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