Microbrews for Martha & Mary to Benefit Quality of Life Program for Seniors
September 12, 2017
POULSBO, WA September 11, 2017 — Inspired by 500 years of faith and Martin Luther’s wife Katie, who was purportedly the best brewer in Wittenberg, Lutheran congregations are inviting community members across Kitsap to unite in October to support Martha & Mary with a special event called Microbrews for Martha & Mary.
From October 1—31, 2017, participating Kitsap breweries will contribute a portion of their profit from each drink purchased by “Here I Drink!” Passport holders. All donations will benefit a new, technology-based quality of life program for Martha & Mary senior residents called It’s Never 2 Late ®.
It’s Never 2 Late ® (or iN2L) helps older adults realize the full benefits of today’s technology, regardless of their physical or intellectual abilities. Built on a picture-based, touch-screen interface, iN2L allows users to simply “touch” their way to find engaging educational, spiritual and personalized content. This system provides an opportunity for Martha & Mary residents to experience and learn new life skills that can improve their quality of life.
Pastor Kent Shane of Poulsbo First Lutheran, a Martha & Mary Board Trustee, and Pastor Paula Burchill of Silverdale Lutheran are the champions behind this celebratory fundraiser. “This is just a really fun way to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation while supporting Martha & Mary, an organization that does so much for children, seniors and families in our community,” said Pastor Shane.
Participating breweries include Downpour (Kingston), Hales (Bremerton), Lovecraft (Bremerton), Slaughter County (Port Orchard), Slippery Pig (Poulsbo), Sound Brewing (Poulsbo), Valhöll (Poulsbo) and Western Red (Poulsbo).
Participating churches include Bethany Lutheran (Bainbridge Island), Peace Lutheran (Bremerton), Our Saviour’s Lutheran (Bremerton), Port Madison Lutheran (Bainbridge Island), Poulsbo First Lutheran (Poulsbo), Silverdale Lutheran (Silverdale), Spirit of Life Lutheran (Port Orchard) and Vinland Lutheran (Poulsbo).
Microbrews for Martha & Mary “Here I Drink” Passports and Drink Cards will be available for a $10 donation starting September 11. They may be purchased at Martha & Mary, online (www.marthaandmary.org) and at all area breweries and churches participating in the event. For more information, please visit: www.marthaandmary.org or call 360.626.7879
About Martha & Mary
Martha & Mary has been meeting the care needs of the Greater Kitsap community since 1891. Today they offer a family of care services, including senior housing, rehabilitation, home care, care management and long-term care in addition to childcare, early learning and school-age programs.
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