Trinity United Methodist Church in Toledo, OR is putting on a benefit concert for the Olalla Center for Children and Families on December 21st at 6:30pm titled: Carols and Cares – A concert benefiting the Olalla Center. This event will help to raise funds so that the Olalla Center can make some much needed building improvements in order to serve our local children and families. The benefit concert line-up includes The Coastal-Aires Barbershop Chorus and other local musicians who will be performing a wide range of fun holiday music for the whole family.
The Olalla Center for Children and Families seeks to identify, understand, manage and eventually heal children’s emotional lives. Oregon ranks 49th in youth mental healthcare nationwide according to: Mental Health in America. This benefit will help to make mental healthcare a priority in our community by raising funds and creating community awareness for children’s mental health issues.
“Our children are critical to the overall health of our community.” Says the Rev. Ryan Scott, the pastor of Trinity UMC in Toledo, “If we do not have healthy children we cannot have a healthy community and mental health is imperative to the overall health of our children. As followers of Christ we have a moral obligation to support the well-being of children, youth, and families right here in Lincoln County. At Trinity United Methodist Church we are committed to making our community a more equitable, loving, peaceful, and healthy place to call home.”
This event has been organized by Pastor Ryan, Roy Simpson and other members of Trinity United Methodist Church who hope that Carols and Cares will become an annual event to benefit other organizations in our community in the years to come.
When: Thursday December, 21st 6:30pm
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 383 NE Beech Street Toledo, OR (across from the JC Market)
Cost: Suggested Donation of $10 or $7 with a canned food donation to the Toledo Food Pantry
Other: A Light reception will follow the event
Trinity United Methodist Church website – toledotumc.org
Trinity United Methodist Church Facebook page – facebook.com/toledotumc
Olalla Center website – olallacenter.org