Our 3rd Annual Tacoma Business Vision Lunch Features Sozo Friends Co-Founder, Martin Barrett

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in BUSINESS VISION LUNCH, LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION, Partners | 0 comments

“Our Two Offices” Liberty Road Foundation 3rd Annual Tacoma Business Vision Lunch OCTOBER 26, 2016 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 12:00-1:30PM DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM PLEASE BRING A SACK OF NON–PERISHABLE FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY! Martin Barrett, Co-Founder of Sozo Friends, has had the honor of being part of small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits. His experiences with them, his reflection on scripture, the life of Jesus, great leaders and influencers, and reading and thoughtful observation have shaped his worldview. In all of these experiences, Martin has found his heart for the poor, the oppressed and the outcast. He has also found that the best solution to poverty is a strong spiritual basis where values based on grace and truth are formed and loving your neighbor as yourself becomes the paradigm for action. He is also convinced that free markets are the best economic system devised by man to minimize poverty. Sozo Friends is the expression of this worldview – a for-profit business whose end purpose is to ” Facilitate Community and Funding Around Friends Who Meet Basic Human Needs.” Sozo Friends does this by helping generous businesses build their brand by including their customers and associates in acts of generosity and thanks. As they do this they become more profitable, more influential and therefore able to expand their generosity. Martin served 14 years on Young Life’s staff, 7 as a full time volunteer. He has been in the for-profit world for 24 years serving as Co-Founder of Sozo Friends, as President of Cana’s Feast Winery and in the Office of the President at Supra Group. Martin has been married to Beth since 1979 and they have three children. Liberty Road Foundation has received a total of $11,291.77 since September 2014 from None Will Perish Foundation, the non-profit side of Sozo Friends. This represents 10% of their sales to customers who have selected LRF as their charity of choice. SPACE IS LIMITED! TICKETS: $50 Single $350 Table of 8 Tickets: $50 Single, $350 Table of 8 We offer 2 easy ways to reserve your tickets: • To reserve by phone: 206.790.1290 • Online at www.LibertyRoadFoundation.org/Events – click on...

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Focused Leadership

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“…but one thing I do; forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14 NASB Paul was a man of focus. He was focused on the goal. Great leadership is all about focus. I heard it said, “Focused attention and energy are the most effective power sources for your business.” Another word for focus is concentration. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.” There are ideas and thoughts you can spend your time and energy on and easily become distracted. Instead, you need to press on toward your goal, as the scripture says. This may take some forgetting of the past and straining forward. If you want to make a positive difference in your business then take some time and determine where it’s best for you to focus your efforts to bring the greatest results. John Maxwell suggests that there are five things that will help in being a more focused leader in “How to Become a Focused Leader.” Remove distractions Make time for focused thinking Keep items of focus before you Set goals Question your progress...

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2016 “HUNTER BACKPACK DRIVE” A HUGE SUCCESS

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 in LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION | 0 comments

   It all started when Sue McNeely, owner of North Creek Roofing, took on the challenge of getting the Mill Creek Business Association to promote the LRF Backpack Drive to its business members.  It did do just that but also matched their donations up to 85 kids.  Sue dropped off a flyer at the Mill Creek YMCA and a week after the backpack drive ended, 10-year old Hunter picked up a flyer and decided to use his savings in his “share” account to sponsor 10 kids at $25 per kid.  Hunter’s mom called LRF’s Karilyn Dammarell and shared the story with her. Last Friday, Hunter Komine and his mom showed up at New Life Fellowship church in Bothell where 220 backpacks filled with supplies were waiting to be delivered – 110 to the Bothell School District Office and 110 to Heatherwood Middle School in Mill Creek.  LRF supporters Wayne Johnson and Jim Johnson along with John Dammarell made the delivery to the District Office and Dan & Sue McNeely and Hunter delivered their load to Heatherwood where Principal Janet Gillingham and 6th grade counselor, Patsy Tracey, waited to greet them.  Ms. Gillingham said, “The school’s foundation helps a bit but this is over the top – we have never had this kind of an outpouring before.  This is a tremendous gift to them.” In a soon to be released video, Dan McNeely issued “The Hunter Challenge” – “Businesses, match Hunter’s 10 backpacks (or more) next...

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VITALITY ENTERPRISES, INC! Volunteering at Matt Talbot Center Since 10/27/09

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 in NON-PROFIT STORIES, Partners, VOLUNTEER STORIES | 0 comments

On Tuesday August 23rd, an a group of women who have volunteered for years at the Matt Talbot Center each month, took photos of their experience while serving lunch to approx 40 men and women. Why I am Grateful for the Opportunity to Volunteer Volunteering has given me an outlet to safely and frequently “enjoy generosity”. It is very humbling to experience the sincere gratitude and witness the sense of relief expressed by recipients of your time, energy, and efforts. Through volunteering One has the opportunity to lighten the load of those who are truly struggling and burdened and something wonderful happens inside the soul at this entire transaction. I appreciate the gift of being used in and for something that is so grand. Camille Gallinger Sought after Certified Nutritionist, Camille Gallinger, developed the Vitality Exchange community to bring TRUE HEALTH & WELLNESS. Through her leadership and experience, they equip people with helpful resources that promote a happier and more fulfilled life. Camille’s down-to-earth, easy-to-follow approach has drawn thousands to her speaking events – and, now, clients of the Vitality Exchange have access to some of the best health and wellness advice the web has to offer. This group of volunteers understand the importance of eating healthy and how that plays out in a person’s life when they are in recovery! Their service to those in need is a true blessing to so many in our community!!! For more information about Vitality Enterprises Inc, check out their website at www.thinkvitality.com Camille Gallinger (center) Jenny Hannaford (left) and Debbie Bartell...

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He Will Take Your Load – Give It To Him

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

Is there a lot going on in your life?  Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Life does have its challenges and you may feel like you’ve had more than your share. I want to encourage you with his Word. Meditate on the following scriptures and let God’s Word minister to your soul – your mind, your will and your emotions. “Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out.” Psalm 55:22 Message Bible “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NASB “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 16:33 NASB “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”  Romans 8:31 NASB “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:37 ESV “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19...

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