We’re Auctioning Off Charlie Brennan!

Update: Friday, October 31, 2014 IT’S OFFICIAL! CHARLIE BRENNAN FROM KMOX- 1120 AM, 4 TIMES VOTED ST. LOUIS’ MOST FAVORITE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST, WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY! Charlie Brennan will bring his live talk show Tuesday, November 4th from 8:30-11:00am to historic downtown Ferguson. His show will broadcast live from Mike Lonero’s, Vincenzo’s Ristorante. During the 10 o’clock hour Charlie Brennan will be auctioned LIVE to benefit the I Love Ferguson 501c3 charitable fund. All proceeds will be directed to the Re-Invest North County Fund, a 501c3 set up to help the independent mom and pop businesses of the Ferguson area that received damage during and after the unrest of August 9th. Rules of the Auction Charlie Brennan has agreed to have lunch or dinner with the winning bidder at a Ferguson Restaurant. The I LOVE FERGUSON Committee will pick up the check. Date, time and location of the meal will be by mutual agreement between Charlie Brennan and the winning bidder. Winning bidder will be allowed to bring one guest. Since I Love Ferguson is a 501c3 charitable organization any donation beyond the value of the meal is tax deductible. A tax letter will be provided. Bidding will start Monday morning November 3rd at 8:30 am SHARP. Opening bid will start at $200 dollars with minimum increments of $25. Bids will be accepted until Tuesday, November 4th at 10:30 am. PLACE YOUR BIDS ONLINE!  We’ll be sending out an email on Monday morning with a link to our online auction, so watch your email!  (CLICK HERE to join our email list if you haven’t already joined it.) The winner...

I Love Ferguson by the Numbers

Update: Thursday October 30th, 2014 An Amazing 10 week Journey for the I Love Ferguson Campaign Officially started Thursday, August 14th The I Love Ferguson Committee this week will have raised $60,000 in gross revenues Donations of $10,000 to Reinvest North County Opened a permanent, no cost lease, I Love Ferguson store front located at 299 S. Florissant, complete with donated furniture, fixtures, appliances, office equipment, carpeting, paint and labor Social media reach: Facebook- 2173 likes. Reaching nearly 10,000 individuals per post on several occasions. 687 tweets. Nearly 900 e-mail blast per update and thousands searching website Over 9,400, I Love Ferguson signs placed Approximately 7,000- t-shirt, polos and hoodies produced 1700 can koozies produced 1000 window/bumper Stickers produced Hundreds of I Love Ferguson buttons sold Three Community Outreach Events – With hundreds of volunteers I Love Ferguson items in 19 different countries and 48 states, lacking only Oklahoma and Wyoming We Still Need A Few Items Does anyone have a sidewalk sign they’re no longer using? If you are willing to donate one send me a picture of it to ilovefergusoncommittee@gmail.com. We would like to place it outside our I Love Ferguson store. Still in need of more colored plastic milk crates and clear storage tubs. If any one has an electric “OPEN” sign to donate for our window that would be appreciated. We have received enough donated furniture, thank you all who offered. Contact info on the bottom of this post. A Few More Thank You’s are in Order Nancy & Terry Wenger, Bob & Pat Sorensen, Linda & Mike Jawahir, Joann Bordeleau. If there are any others I have missed,...

AN AMAZING WEEKEND…THANK YOU!

Update: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Several reporters have said to me, “Some people are saying that the I Love Ferguson group is trying to change the image of Ferguson.” My reply, “We are NOT trying to change Ferguson’s image, we are trying to CORRECT it.”  How about that Pumpkin Walk?! Talk about a tremendous and wonderful surprise. None of us knew what to expect. When you do something for the first time, you give it your best shot and hope for the best. What we received was perfect. Everything went on without a hitch. Tons of beautiful children in fun costumes graced the streets of Old Ferguson East. It was a glorious day made only in heaven. Some of us definitely felt the presence of GOD shining his light safely on our children. A HUGE thank you, to CVS Pharmacy (NOW OPEN at Dunn Rd. and Florissant Rd) who donated more than $5,000 worth of candy. A MASSIVE shout out to Scott Negwer of Negwer Materials who paid for all of the Pumpkin Walk signs (we will be using these again NEXT year). Without CVS & Negwer, this simply would not have been possible. Thanks to the more than 125 volunteers, participants, donors, CERT & VIP members! We are proud to call you friends. A special thanks also to Tim Ezell & Crew, the Journey SC Volunteers. There is a little money left and it will be used to start our next community outreach effort. Early in November we will start a collection of new toys and clothing for the low income children of the Ferguson area. You heard right, I...

Grand Opening of 299 South Florissant Store Front Huge Success

Update Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Grand Opening of 299 South Florissant Store Front Huge Success Over 100 hundred well wishers attended Friday’s grand opening of the new I Love Ferguson store on Friday. We wish to thank all who have helped (too many to list) make this a reality. God Bless you all; you know who you are. If you are participating in the Halloween-Pumpkin Walk, and need candy to start with or if you run out, we will have replenishing station. Please contact Sandy Sansevere at 314-604-6310 for candy delivery or Pickup. Participating churches are confirmed: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta at Elizabeth and Chambers St. Stephens at Darst and N. Clay Emanuel Church of Christ on Church St., a couple doors from City Hall Please come to one of these churches to start your Pumpkin Walk experience. ***Children are required to be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.*** Boundaries are: Hereford to the south (but not Hereford), both sides of Elizabeth Ave from Hereford/Chambers to Ferguson Ave. (but not including Ferguson Ave), N. Florissant to the east (but not including Florissant Road.) railroads at Elizabeth and Ferguson Ave. and to the north at Hereford/Chambers. Click on the map image for a larger view –>>> Or CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE MAP. All “I Love Ferguson” T-shirts, Polo’s, Hoodies, Coffee Mugs, Koozies and yard signs are now only available at the I Love Ferguson Store at 299 S. Florissant Rd. Call or email if you have any questions. Hours M-F 9am-5pm Sat. 9-2pm. Call Sunday for Pumpkin Walk signs or candy requests only. Brian P. Fletcher, Chairman I Love Ferguson Committee iloveferguson.com ilovefergusoncommittee@gmail.com #iloveferguson...

Pumpkin Walk Press Release

Media Advisory: “Pumpkin Walk” keeps Halloween safe for Ferguson families Contact: Brian Fletcher 314.852.4754 ilovefergusoncommittee@gmail.com WHAT: Ferguson residents are offering a “Pumpkin Walk” for area children celebrating Halloween. The event was created to offer a safe trick-or-treat activity amid the ongoing unrest in Ferguson. Dozens of homeowners in the Old Ferguson East neighborhood have placed “Open for Halloween” signs on their lawns to welcome local children. The signs were generously donated by Scott Newger, president of Ferguson-based Newger Materials. The new CVS store in Florissant donated $5000 worth of candy for homeowners to distribute to trick-or-treaters on the Pumpkin Walk. Two Ferguson trolleys will pick up children at the leasing offices of Canfield Green, Northwinds, Oakmont and Versailles Apartments starting at 12:45pm and take them to the Old Ferguson East Neighborhood where volunteers will escort groups on the Pumpkin Walk. Families are welcome to take children to participating homes on their own during the event, or they can join groups walking together. All Ferguson families are invited to participate. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details on trolley times and meeting places, please visit http://iloveferguson.com/news WHO: Brian Fletcher Robert Chabot WHERE: Old Ferguson East neighborhood WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 26 1-4...