Saturday Update: I Love Ferguson Goes Global

Update Saturday 27, 2014 I will be out of pocket for a few days. We will have a few volunteers to update in my absence. Talk to you in a few days. No Farmers Market today. We will staff the Corner Coffee House Saturday and Sunday from 9-2 pm   I Love Ferguson movement goes global, raises thousands Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at KMOV.com ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) —  A grassroots effort to unite the Ferguson community is growing across the world. “I Love Ferguson” signs started popping up around Ferguson last month, and it has only spread from there. “I Love Ferguson” merchandise can be found in thirteen countries and 36 states.  The campaign has grossed more than $45,000. All proceeds are donated to a fund for independent small businesses that were damaged in the riots. SEE ARTICLE   ITEMS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK at the Corner Coffee House (100 N. Florissant. Across from Shop N Save) M-F from 9am-5pm, Sat. & Sun. from 9am-2pm. ***NEW Item, a very few forest green Polo style shirts with embroidered “I LOVE FERGUSON” logo in white thread and red heart. 15 being made, various sizes.*** We are testing this item. We have I Love Ferguson short sleeve t-shirts. Available colors: Blue, Orange, Pink, Safety Green, Gray, Black, Purple. Sizes up to XL are $10. Sizes XXL and larger are $15. Just in! Coffee mugs – gloss black with white letters and red heart are available for $8 each or 2 for $15. We have a LIMITED number of – Infant, toddlers, youth – Hoodies and T-shirts. We now have...

Friday Update: Reinvest North County & Community Empowerment Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reinvest North County Fund Announces First Round of Awards September 15, 2014 The purpose of the Reinvest North County Fund is to support small businesses and schools which were impacted by the tragedy in Ferguson and in surrounding communities. The RBC and North County Inc. understand these challenges and are pleased to report that more than $150,000 has been pledged to date to invest in small business enterprise and in strong schools. The Fund has become a vehicle for many caring and generous businesses, organizations and individuals to let the community know we care about them. The following school districts will each receive a $10,000 gift to be used for training and support to teachers, students and parents as the community moves forward. Ferguson-Florissant School District Normandy Schools Collaborative Riverview Gardens School District Jennings School District Today $55,000 in grants has been awarded to Ferguson businesses. Businesses receiving a grant include: Ferguson Burger Bar & More; Ferguson Laundry; Ferguson Market; Infiniti Styles Barbering & Beauty Salon; King David Fashions, LLC; Missouri Home Therapy, LLC; New York Grill, Inc.; Northland Chop Suey; Prime Time Beauty & Barber; Pro Long Nails; St. Louis BBQ/Red the BBQ Man; Sam’s Meat Market; and Swiish Bar and Grill. In addition to the RBC and numerous individuals, donors include: Ascension; Asian American Chamber of Commerce; Barnes Jewish Hospital; Boeing; Centric Group; Civic Pride Foundation of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission; Civic Progress; Clark-Fox Family Foundation; Dot Foods, Inc.; First National Bank; Greater North County Chamber; Greensfelder Hemker & Gale; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater St. Louis; I Love Ferguson...

Thursday Update: Fun Facts About I Love Ferguson

Update: Wednesday, September 25, 2014 Hello: I Love Ferguson supporters, followers and members, Some Fun Facts About The “I Love Ferguson” Committee: The first 3,000 “I Love Ferguson” signs started going up on August 18th. Since then, we have distributed and/or ordered 10,000 signs. More than 5,600 “I Love Ferg”, “Ferguson Proud”, or “I Love Ferguson” t-shirts and hoodies have been sold and/or ordered. 1,700 can KOOZIES have been sold and/or ordered: 1200 red & 500 green. More than 300 “I Love Ferguson” buttons have been produced. (Yes volunteers make them) – Materials donated by Dorothy Seiter 1,000 “I Love Ferguson” window/bumper stickers have been distributed. “I Love Ferguson” items are now in more than 13 different countries, including: Belgium, Afghanistan, Pakistan, England, Ireland, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Denmark, and Guatemala, and more than 36 states. More than 288 “I Love Ferguson” coffee mugs have been sold and/or ordered. We have seven different color t-shirts: pink, orange, blue, purple, gray, black, and safety green. We have more than 20 frequent volunteers who staff the Corner Coffee House: 7 days a week. On Community Outreach Saturday, August 30th, more than 200 volunteers distributed 2,500, I Love Ferguson yard sign and flyers in about 2 hours. On Community Outreach Saturday, September 20th, more than 100 volunteers collected, sorted, packed, and loaded: sundry/personal care items. It was enough for 8 Ferguson pantries, Parents as Teachers and Koch Elementary which serves the children of the Canfield and Northwinds Apt. We collected more than $4,000 worth of diapers alone. Great success! More than 40 interviews for magazine and/or newspaper articles and/or TV and/or radio have...

Wednesday Update: Thank You For Your Emails

Wednesday UPDATE: September 24, 2014 Thank you very much for emailing the Mayor, Council members and Police Chief.  They received many, mostly polite, emails. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.  Some on the council did consider a modified Saturday Streefest. However with the events of last night, there is little hope of having even a Saturday event. The Mayor’s and Council’s main concern has always been safety. Last night’s violence only reinforced their thinking and decision. Several Council members voiced their disappointment as well. I ask you now to STOP any further efforts to contact the Mayor and council regarding this matter. I will post later on some more positive suggestions to move our city forward. Stay tuned!   I LOVE FERGUSON ITEMS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK at the Corner Coffee House (100 N. Florissant. Across from Shop N Save) M-F from 9am-5pm, Sat. & Sun. from 9am-2pm. We have restocked all I Love Ferguson short sleeve t-shirts. Available colors: Blue, Orange, Pink, Safety Green, Gray, Black, Purple. Sizes up to XL are $10. Sizes XXL and larger are $15. Just in! Coffee mugs – gloss black with white letters and red heart are available for $8 each or 2 for $15. We have a LIMITED number of – Infant, toddlers, youth – Hoodies and T-shirts. We now have gray and BLACK long-sleeve t-shirts for $15 for sizes up to XL and $18 for sizes up to XXXL. Gray HOODIES are now in stock (no pre-ordering needed). Sizes up to XL are $25 and sizes XXL and XXXL are $30 each. Sorry KOOZIES did NOT come in as expected. COME quick, everything will...

City Council Meeting Tonight

Please attend tonight’s City Council Meeting!  It is TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 23, at First Baptist Church of Ferguson, 333 North Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135 beginning at 7:00pm.  We need to show our support for our city and outnumber the protestors at tonight’s meeting.  Wear your I Love Ferguson...