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Serving Christmas Meals

Christmas time is here! The holiday season doesn’t stop Mission U-Too from serving every week. What a great way to spread Christmas cheer and to proclaim the gospel. One of the best ways to proclaim the gospel is through serving others in practical ways. We have two Mission U-Too locations serving on Christmas Day. We’d love for you to come join us and help serve those in need for the holidays and be a blessing to your community!

Mission U-Too Locations:

Giddings: 190 N Harris in Giddings from 5:00-6:00 pm. Set up starts at 4:00.
Bastrop North: 603 Linden St in Bastrop from 5:00-6:00 pm. Set up starts at 4:00.

 

“Though he was in the form of God he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”   ~Philippians 2:6-8

Be amazed at the ways Jesus has served his people. When you see Jesus serving you even to the point of death, you’ll be willing to serve others in radical ways.

Come be a part this year by serving in your community or join us by serving at one of the two listed locations. Have a blessed Christmas! We look forward to serving with you.

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#GivingTuesday

For the past 5 years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been a day to take a break from all the shopping deals and holiday buzz and take time to support charitable organizations near and far.

This #GivingTuesday, we hope to take time to read through some of our stories and learn a little more about how Mission U-Too is making a difference in the lives of so many people in our communities. We also hope that you consider giving a gift so that we can continue to serve in these communities every week.

It’s easy to give today, simply click here to make a donation online.

You can also increase your giving impact by signing up for AmazonSmile. Many of the gifts you are planning to purchase this holiday season qualify for AmazonSmile and you can even use your current Amazon account.

Simply go to smile.amazon.com, select Mission U-Too as your default organization, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us. It is that simple!

We are so thankful for our generous donors, and appreciate your support this holiday season.

 

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A Mission U-Too Thanksgiving

The holidays are here and we are thankful for you! What a great time of year to come and serve the community of Smithville.

Mission U-Too’s Smithville site has been serving on Thanksgiving Day for the past four years. Because the site’s “normal” serving day is Thursday, we are blessed to continue to serve on Thanksgiving day. But instead of the normal burgers you might find, our volunteers serve a full on Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings.

A Mission U-Too Thanksgiving Story

Our second year of serving the Smithville community and building relationships as a community, a gentleman by the name of Mike who has lived in Smithville almost all of his life, asked us if we were serving on Thanksgiving. Mike had been coming every week, but his question stood out to us. Mike didn’t have much and he had no family close by to celebrate the holidays with. We realized many others might be in the same situation as him so we decided that regardless of the weather or holiday we will still serve on that day.

We showed up Thanksgiving Day and we started setting up for our meal. Little did we know that the community of Smithville and Bastrop came together and surprised us with a full Thanksgiving feast. We still cooked some burgers and hot dogs.

When our friend Mike, arrived to the site he was excited to see a feast waiting before him. “I have never seen the Smithville community come together. I can’t believe this. I had no money for food this week, now I will have plenty.” What a blessing it was to come together as a community without asking for anything and Jesus provided the entire meal. Mike went home with some leftovers to feed him at least through the weekend.

How You Can Help

Bring your family and come serve with us from 5:00-6:00 pm on Thanksgiving day at The Neighborhood Place on MLK and 95 in Smithville, TX. Share your love and the gospel with our friends from Smithville. Also if you know a family in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal, please let them know where they can come. We would love to have an abundance to share the holidays with.

If you would like to help with food, please contact Brittanie at 512-575-5289 for needed items.

We THANK YOU for your generosity, prayer, and servant hearts during the holidays.

Next Level Ride Fright Jam

Bring the whole family and come out and support Mission U-Too this weekend at Next Level Ride’s Fright Jam!

Saturday, October 29th // 10:30 AM – 1:00 AM

Next Level Ride // 5400 Highway 71 E, Del Valle, Texas 78617

 

Show up early and enjoy watching some of the best wakeboard riders in Central Texas followed by open water for wakeboard public use. Then starting at 6pm, bring your own tubes and float in the water while listening to some of the best local bands in town, including the James Soto Band and Xomac.

This is a family-friendly event and will also include a pumpkin throwing contest, raffle with cash prizes, disc golf, and a costume contest…for your pup too!

Mission U-Too will be there, so keep an eye out for our trailer. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mission U-Too so come show your support.

$10.00 cover for ages 12 and up, kids are free. For more information, check out Next Level Ride’s Facebook event.

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Hunger Run: Thank You!

Thank you to Legacy Church for coordinating a Hunger Run event!  This took place Saturday April 2 in the morning where members from Legacy Church and the community gathered to run a 5K and/or family fun run to raise money for the Round Rock location. 

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Both race options benefited Mission U-Too to help feed people Physically and Spiritually in the community of Round Rock where we give away free meals every Saturday. 100% of the proceeds raised went to Mission U-Too Round Rock.

We appreciate your support, hard work and talent in making this event a success. And THANK YOU to the runners who ran to fight for hunger. 

Thank You + Raffle Winners

A HUGE thank you to everyone who made it out to our Feed the Need Event this past weekend! This year’s event was a tremendous success, even despite the crazy weather. Thanks to all of our supporters and volunteers, like you, your generosity blew us away, and we feel so blessed.

We wanted to share a few photo highlights from our night. There were so many great things about the evening … the Southside BBQ, mechanical bull ride, great music by the James Soto band … that it is hard to pick a favorite.

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Also, thank you everyone who bought tickets for the 2015 Feed the Need Gun Raffle. By purchasing a ticket, not only did it enter you for a chance to win, it also helped support the people we serve through Mission U-Too.

And without further ado, we are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s gun raffle that were drawn at our event on Saturday!

1. Yildiz SPZ ME Special 12 Gauge Over-and-Under Shotgun – Cody VanGossen
2. Stoeger M3500 12 Gauge Semiautomatic Shotgun – Jim Perry
3. Beretta U22 Neos .22 LR Semiautomatic Single-Action Pistol – Frank Craddock
4. Taurus PT738 TCP .380 ACP Semiautomatic Pistol – Brian Vantreese
5. Remington 770™ .270 Win Bolt-Action Rifle with Scope – Jeff Means
6. Smith & Wesson Model 642 .38 Special +P Revolver – Kenneth Lefrance
7. Taurus Judge® Model 4510 .45/.410 DA/SA Revolver – Joel Frazier
8. Stack-On Sentinel 24-Gun Fire Safe – Jason Cole
9. YETI Tundra 125-qt. Marine Cooler – Robert Reyes
10. YETI Hopper™ 30 27-qt. Cooler – Zac Clardy

All winners that were not at the event will be contacted by Mission U-Too this week with details on how to receive your Academy gift card to redeem your prize or other merchandise of your choice.

And lastly, it’s not too late to give. Mission U-Too is 100% supported by individual donors, churches, and businesses, like you. We need your help so we can continue to serve and grow the next year.

We hope you had a great time at this year’s Feed the Need Event, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

Thank you!

This year’s Feed the Need Event was a huge success! And we couldn’t have done it without our supporters, like you. We were blown away by the response and generosity by all who attended, and loved spending such a memorable night with you.

If you weren’t able to attend, check out this video that we showed at the event and hear stories about some of the lives being touched through Mission U-Too.

We also wanted to share a few photos from the night in the slideshow below. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this night an evening to remember!

We hope you had a great time at this year’s Feed the Need Event, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

 

Winners of the 2014 Raffle

Thank you everyone who bought tickets for the 2014 Feed the Need Gun Raffle. By purchasing a ticket, not only did it enter you for a chance to win, it also helped support the people we serve through Mission U-Too.

The winners for the raffle were drawn at our even last Saturday. And without further ado, we are pleases to announce the winners of this year’s gun raffle!

1. Smith & Wesson 9mm Pistol – Chip Wilkinson
2. SIG SAUER Mosquito .22 Pistol – Laura Larsen
3. Rossi Rio Grande .30-30 Rifle – Ken Bushong
4. Taurus Model 85 Ultralite .38 Revolver – Matthew Knippa
5. Remington 700 ADL .308 Rifle – Jenifer Hammock
6. Browning T-Bolt .22 LR Rifle – Marty Walker
7. Rossi Rio Grande .410 Shotgun – Edward Leighton
8. YETI 45-qt. Cooler – D.J. Cooper
9. Winchester 12 Gauge Shotgun – Mike Martin
10. Browning T-Bolt .22 LR Rifle – Billy Knapp

All winners will be contacted by Mission U-Too this week with details on how to receive your Academy gift card to redeem your prize or other merchandise of your choice.

Getting Excited for the Big Event!

The Feed the Need Event is just about a week away and we are so thrilled to have you join us for a night of BBQ, live music and dancing, and live and silent auctions.

To get you even more excited, here is a little teaser of some of the items that will be auctioned off at the event. There are some pretty sweet goodies! Who wouldn’t want a signed guitar by some of country music’s greatest artists or an autographed jersey from football’s biggest stars?

NFL


  • Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Jersey Autographed
  • Tony Dorsett NFL Football Autographed

COLLEGE FOOTBALL


  • Johnny Manziel & John David Crow Texas A&M Heisman Photo Autographed
  • Johnny Manziel framed Texas A&M Jersey Autographed
  • Ricky Williams Texas Longhorns Jersey Autographed

COUNTRY & WESTERN


  • Willie Nelson Photo Autographed
  • Loretta Lynn Acoustic Guitar Autographed
  • Merle Haggard Acoustic Guitar Autographed
  • Jack Ingram Acoustic Guitar Autographed
  • Asleep at the Wheel Framed Album Autographed

DESIGNER FASHION

  • Dooney & Burke
  • Coach

VACATION PACKAGES


  • LAS VEGAS – Enjoy 7 nights accommodations for up to 4 people in exciting The Carriage House Resort. (Accommodations are studio or 1 bedroom resort condominium units, upgrades to 2 or 3 bedrooms for up to 6 or 8 guests may be available with a surcharge. Airfare is not included in this package.)

AND MORE…

It’s not too late to buy your tickets to the event! You seriously don’t want to miss out. Click the button below to purchase your tickets today or to learn more about the event.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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MISSION U-TOO VIDEO CONTEST WINNER – 2014

We are pleased to announce the winner of our video contest!

Congratulations to The United Front Entertainment (Blar Kargou, Mathew Mottu, and Torrence Atkinson and assisted by Heather Beyer)! You will receive a free package of Mission U-Too Sausage and a Beyond the Grill T-Shirt.

This video does a wonderful job of showing the simplicity of Mission U-Too’s mission and explaining the purpose of the sausage. If you have not watched it yet, we encourage you to watch it now!

We hope to do another contest similar down the road so stay posted and you could be our next winner!