01/2/18

2018 MY KITCHEN Outreach Budget & Plan

MY KITCHEN Outreach Program

MY KITCHEN Outreach Program2018 MY KITCHEN Outreach Operating Budget: $20,000

  • $6000 Classes (, equipment, materials, travel, graduation gifts)
  • $4000 Travel and Training for satellite MY KITCHEN Outreaches both local and international.
  • $2000 Business (licenses, insurance, permits)
  • $2000 Equipment replacement/upgrades (cooking burners, projector, new coolers, power cords, etc.)
  • $2000 New tires for outreach van
  • $2000 Marketing (websites, online ads, promotional materials)
  • $1500 Ing. and supplies for fundraising dinners supporting partner outreaches and ministries.
  • $500 General maintenance for outreach van

MY KITCHEN Outreach Special Needs Program

Our Fund Raising Goals for 2018 Corporate Sponsorships

We will be  aggressively seeking monthly, quarterly, and annual financial  sponsorship’s from businesses and corporations. If you would like to  help us seek out new companies to partner with, or own a business that  might be interested in partnering with us, please contact us at mykitchenoutreach@gmail.com

MY KITCHEN Outreach Afterschool ClassesHeroes Circle

To increase the number of monthly patrons in our “Hero Circle” program from its current level of $225.00/mo to $1000.00/mo.

One Time Gifts

Develop quarterly one-time gift campaigns through social media, and local “supper club” events.

Outreach Goals for 2018

  • Develop  and sponsor our first satellite outreach in Carson WA, offering 2-3  six-week class sessions, and four single-day classes, partnering with  the Skamania School District, for local at-risk and special needs youth.
  • Train a  local mentor team to plan and teach classes, gather local support, and  develop an long-term fund raising plan for self-sufficiency by January  2019.
  • MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramExpand local class programs in the Portland/Vancouver area, working with established non-profits, and public-school programs.
  • Develop and text curriculum for our “Little Chef” program, for children 8-12, to launch Summer 2019.
  • Develop  program materials and curriculum for a satellite outreach in Lyete, The  Philippines. Including on-site mentor training, kitchen development, and  class materials at the local Foursquare Church community kitchen.
  • Establish  and recruit for a corporate CFO position to maintain ongoing financial  records, taxes, and year end reporting and tax-deductible donation  receipts.

 

MY KITCHEN Outreach Program YouCaringYouCaring.com

After  six years of partnering with GoFundMe as our donation processor, we  will be transitioning to YouCaring.com.

This new provider is more  appropriately designed for non-profits, insuring that more of our  donated finances reach the kids.

MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramPlease visit this link, today, to help us reach our goals: www.youcaring.com/mykitchenoutreach

We  appreciate your continued support and encouragement in 2018, as we  mentor more kids, expand our hands-on cooking classes, and expand our  outreach to exciting new levels.

Thank YOU for helping us help kids!

~Chef Perry & Crew
MY KITCHEN Outreach Program
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12/8/17

Help us Bless a Family this Christmas!

MY KITCHEN Outreach Program

Each year, as part of the James1:27 Project, of our MY KITCHEN Outreach, we choose a family in need to bless at Christmas.

This year, we have a single mom, with several young ones, who is having to find a new place to live. She works a full time job, and receives no form of government assistance, but, as they say…life has happened, and they need some help.

Bacon! A Home Chef's GuideThis year, our fund-raising just happens to coincide with the release of my newest Home Chef Guidebook, “BACON!”

So…let’s make the most of that!

Today (Friday) through this Sunday, 100% of the sales of this guidebook, or ANY of my books on Amazon (www.perryperkinsbooks.com) will be donated to this year’s family.

If you’re still looking to fill some Christmas present slots…buy ’em a book! 😉

(The Home Chef Series, “MEAT FIRE GOOD”, and “Just A Spoonful” are all great gift options for non-caja owners!)

If you would like to give directly to the family, please contact me.

Also, we’re looking for some folks who might be willing to offer a “Matching Funds” deal, as part of their year-end charitable giving. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, I can provide tax-deductible recipes. Again, please contact me in you’re interested.

Lastly, PLEASE share this request with your friends and family, and don’t forget that you can even donate a Bob 2016 Revolution Flex stroller if you wish.

Merry Christmas mBooks by Perry P. Perkinsy friends!

~Chef Perry
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10/12/17

Today Only – Help us help kids (and get a great book, too!)

Home Chef Book Fundraiser

Cover in FrameI’m donating 100% of sales from “The Home Chef’s Guide to Frugal Fine Cooking” AND “The Home Chef: Transforming the American Kitchen” to the MY KITCHEN OUTREACH Program, to help feed the hungry, and teach important life skills to at-risk and special-needs youth.

This guidebook would make a great gift for struggling families, college students, and young couples trying to eat healthy on a limited budget!

Proceeds will only be used to pay for teaching materials, supplies, and ingredients for classes. I’ll post the results here, at MY KITCHEN Outreach Program on Monday, October 16th.

Please place your order, on Amazon, before midnight TONIGHT, to help support the outreach!

Cover in frameThese funds will be earmarked specifically for the new youth classes we’ll be doing for the high school in Stevenson WA, and for our annual turkey roast (10 this year!) for The Father’s Heart Street Ministry. Anything left over will go into the general use fund for MK.

Order your copies of “The Home Chef’s Guide to Frugal Fine Cooking” HERE.

BOTH are availabe on my Amazon author page: www.perryperkinsbooks.com

PLEASE LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW (by using the “sharing buttons”, below!)

Thank you for helping us help kids!

Chef Perry
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07/12/17

Outreach Spotlight: Kings for the Kids

Kings for the Kids

 Did you know that the average number of days a child spends in foster care is 457?

    Clackamas County has 387 children in foster care.
    Washington County has 754 children in foster care.
    Multnomah County has 2,037 children in foster care.

This adds up to 3,178 children in the tri-county area. The Tri-County area alone accounts for 35% of the total number of children in the Oregon foster care system.

Rick King knows…and that’s why he founded Kings for the Kids, an Oregon Not for profit Organization started to help fund camps, like Royal family Kids Camps, for abused and neglected children in Oregon and Washington, almost twenty years ago. 

Rick King - Kings for the Kids

Kings for the KidsRick’s heart is for foster children and the monies he, his volunteers, and local fishing guides raise supports several key ministries focused on kids in the foster care system.  These professional guides volunteer their time, during the height of spring fishing season, to offer an amazing fishing experiencing, as part of KFK’s salmon fishing tournament fundraiser each spring.

Later, the guides and fisher-folk gather for dinner (that’s were MY KITCHEN Outreach come in!) and an amazing raffle/silent auction with many donated items from local artists and merchants.

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Cookin’ up a brisket and chicken BBQ feast for the hungry fisher-folk!

You can fish with your own boat or with a guide or boatsmen and have a fantastic dinner and silent auction to raise money for foster kids here in Oregon.

Kings for the Kids Volunteers

How You Can Help

Kings for the Kids always needs volunteers. Whether it’s administrative work or help at one of the activities, they have a spot available for any amount of time you can commit. Below are some of the specific opportunities. To offer your time, please contact volunteer@kingsForTheKids.org.

Tournament Help: Needs at the annual tourney abound! Contact KFK if you’d like to help. What they need most are bodies willing to serve where needed. Some common needs are: Greeters, Servers, Registration, Setup, Cleanup, and the list goes on! Contact Rick to sign up or get more information.

David Johnson Guide Service
Donation Coordinator: Kings For the Kids needs assistance with coordinating donations from local and national sponsors. The donations are used for our silent auction, raffle give-a-ways, and Christmas Boxes.

More Information: For additional details about the supported ministries or Kings for The Kids, please contact Rick King, rick@KingsForTheKids.org, and be sure to follow their official page on Facebook!

MY KITCHEN Outreach is proud to support and promote Rick, and Kings for the Kids, for the amazing work they do on behalf of foster kids!

Kings for the Kids

06/5/17
MY KITCHEN Hero Circle

Announcing our Heroes Circle!

MY KITCHEN Hero Circle

For our 2016 Spring pledge drive, we’re initiating the MY KITCHEN Outreach Hero Circle!

This new program is in response to many of you asking for a way to make automated monthly contributions to the outreach program.

MY KITCHEN is a hands-on learning program; a series of basic nutrition, planning, shopping, and cooking classes for at-risk youth, including children recovering from abuse, and foster-care teens who are preparing to live on their own for the first time. We also cook for homeless shelters and family warming centers, and offer our cooking services for other charity’s fundraisers.

We have partnered with organizations like Impact Northwest, Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, and Sparks of Hope to offer hands on, “real food” cooking classes for the youth they work with.

MY KITCHEN Hero Circle

These are not classes that focus on a career in the culinary arts (though, we’ll be adding those in the future), but instead cover the primary skills and techniques required to plan, shop for, and cook healthy, affordable meals at home, using basic cooking equipment that these young people are likely to have available starting out on their own.

Think of it as “Home Ec.” for kids who may have never had a stable home environment to learn these essential skills from.

We believe that the ability to cook for oneself is a basic skill needed by everyone, and that the confidence and independence that comes along with these skills will transfer into all other areas of these kids lives.

In other words, if they can cook for themselves, they learn that they can do anything they want to do!

MY KITCHEN Hero Circle

Become a monthly giver and help us change kid’s lives by joining our Hero Program!

$30/mo ~ Thirty dollars a month will put one new student through our entire program, and provide them with a syllabus/cookbook, and vital skills in nutrition, shopping, and healthy cooking.

$50/mo ~ Fifty dollars will teach a full 10 student cooking class, every month! Basic knife skills, how to prepare healthy vegetables, how to be a savvy grocery shopper…be responsible for providing our kids with a life-skill they will never forget!

$100/mo ~ One Hundred dollars will fund an entire weekend of youth camp classes. Each student will be provided a commemorative camp cookbook, vital skills in nutrition, their own personal cooking utensils to keep, a MY Kitchen apron, and hands-on healthy cooking classes. As a special thank you, each $100.00 monthly hero will be gifted 2 Pop-Up Dinner Tickets to the upcoming event of their choice!

MY KITCHEN Hero CircleCustomize your Donation! ~ You can set the amount you give to any amount, and change that amount at any time, on our donation page.

*All donations will be deposited into the MY KITCHEN Outreach Program’s general fund, to be used at the discretion of our board of directors for outreach expenses.

If you would like to join us in mentoring kids, you can sign up for automated donations with your credit card, here on our GoFundMe page. (See detailed instructions, below…)

If you would like receive a mailed reminder to make a monthly contribution by check, or bank payment, please contact us (below) with your name and email address and we’ll send you the information!

Thank you for helping us help kids!

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MY KITCHEN Outreach Program is a 501(c)3, and all contributors will receive an itemized giving receipt at the end of each fiscal year.

06/17/16
MY KITCHEN Program Heroes CIrcle

Want to see Chef Perry eat Vegan for a week? (Ugh)

MY KITCHEN Program Heroes CIrcle

Be a HERO for a child…

Join the MY KITCHEN Outreach HEROES Circle!

MY KITCHEN Program Heroes CIrcle

MY KITCHEN is a hands-on learning program; a series of basic nutrition, planning, shopping, and cooking classes for at-risk youth, including children recovering from abuse, and foster-care teens who are preparing to live on their own for the first time. We also cook for homeless shelters and family warming centers, and offer our cooking services for other charity’s fundraisers.

Our Heroes Circle allows our supporters to set up automated monthly donations, in the amount of their choice, via the secure servers at GoFundMe. Set up a monthly donation from $5 to $50 to $500…every dollar is a blessing to our kids!

Heroes receive detailed updates of all of our current outreach events, invitations to appreciation events, and get the change to help us decided on important decisions for each upcoming year.

We believe that BIG dreams require BIG goals, and some of our goals (food truck for summer meal programs, 3-Day Cooking Camps, Etc.) are pretty big. That said…our first goal for monthly contributors is $2,000. This amount would cover all classes through the end of the year, as well and reach our fund-raising goals for the food truck.

I know, right?

So…let’s make it fun, shall we?

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a poll on Facebook, letting folks choose a “prize” if we meet our Spring/Summer fund-raising goal for our “Heroes” program.

The choices were…

~Mohawk (photo documented), colored?
~MY KITCHEN tattoo
~Vegan for a week (with posted diary)

We opened it up to suggestions as well, just no piercings, or anything that could be dangerous, or illegal.

THE RESULTS:

~Tattoo: 45 votes
~Mohawk: 83 votes
~Vegan 4 a week: 122 Votes (you guys are heartless!)

Now, let’s make this interesting…

If, by July 15th 2016, we have reached $500 per month (that’s just 20 $25 pledges) I’ll get the tattoo.

If, by the same date, we reach $1000 per month, it’s the Mohawk, which I will proudly wear as we teach classes at this summer’s Sparks of Hope healing camps for kids.

$1500 in monthly pledges, gets the week in hell (100% vegan diet).

AND…if we manage to hit the full $2000.00 mark, or more…I’LL DO ALL THREE!

For more information on the MY KITCHEN Heroes Program, and instructions on how to join the program, visit our Heroes page on the blog.

LET’S DO THIS!!!

-Chef Perry

04/25/16
Kings for the Kids

Another fantastic BBQ with Kings for the Kids!

Kings for the Kids

Kings for the Kids Banquet

Some of our awesome Kings for the Kids kitchen volunteers!

Another fantastic day supporting the annual Kings for the Kids fishing tournament, dinner, and auction!

An Oregon Not for profit Organization, Kings for the Kids helps fund camps for abused and neglected children in Oregon and Washington, raising funds for outreach programs that reach children for Christ.

Kings for the Kids is on a mission to support several ministries with the funds it receives.

Their heart is foster children and the monies they raise supports several key ministries. Royal Family Kids Camps has always been the primary recipient.

We, at MY KITCHEN Outreach, are proud to support Kings for the Kids Annual Guided Salmon Tournament and Auction fundraiser, each year! Local guides, including our old pal Dave at David Johnson Guide Service, (best guide in Oregon, btw) volunteer their boats and expertise for a morning of guided Spring Chinook fishing trips.

David Johnson Guide Service

David Johnson doing what he does best!

Later, the guides and fisher-folk gather for dinner (that’s were we come in!) and an amazing raffle/silent auction with many donated items from local artists and merchants.

Kings for the kids meal

Le Menu:

All proceeds from the fishing trips and auction go for abused and neglected foster children.

For more information about the Kings for the Kids ministries, please click here. For additional details about our supported ministries or Kings for The Kids, please contact Rick King, rick@KingsForTheKids.org.

MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramBy the way, if you’re enjoying this recipe, please subscribe to our free newsletter! We’ll send seven amazing dinner recipes and a shopping list to your inbox each Friday.

Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.

04/11/16

Sparks of Hope 2016 Gala & Auction!

Sparks of Hope 2016

Hey Friends,

Teaching Kids to CookAs most of you know, Sparks of Hope has been a MAJOR supporter of our outreach program, and they basically outfitted us with all of our gear to get our classes started three years ago.

Their summer and winter survivor camps (for kids coming out of a history of sexual abuse) are two of our major teaching events every year, allowing us to touch the lived of dozens of amazing children, teaching them valuable life skills, and helping restore their self-worth.

For all they have done for us, and continue to do for the kids, we would like to show our love and support for Sparks of Hope by filling two MY KITCHEN Outreach tables at their annual Dinner Auction Lee Ann Mead Sparks of Hopecoming up this May 21st at 5:30 p.m, at the historic Sentinel Hotel in Portland.

The annual auction is the #1 fund-raising tool for the kid’s camps. (Be sure to watch the video, below!)

The night will start with a walk down the red carpet to hosted hors d’oeuvres and wine during Portland’s premiere silent auction. Next you will be seated at your table for a plated dinner, with wine, catered by Jake’s Famous Crawfish as the multimedia/ live auction starts with KGW’s own Cathy Marshal. The evening will conclude with dancing provided by Patrick Lamb.

Couple’s tickets (2 included) are only $150.00 for a night you’ll never forget!

Please join us for an evening that will change the lives of Oregon’s abused children.

Sparks of Hope Gala 2016Reserve your seats here and be sure to add to the notes section that you would like to be seated at one of the MY KITCHEN tables!

(Please let me know when you reserve your seats so I know when our tables are full.)

Only space for 20 couples, so sign up now!

Thank you for helping us help kids!

Chef Perry

02/12/16
The Scott Baio sandwich

New class idea: What’s YOUR Celebrity Sandwich?

Celebrity sandwichesThinking about doing this as a “Sandwich Class” for MY KITCHEN summer camps and classes this year.

For the last hundred years, especially on the east coast, superstar names on deli sandwiches have been de rigueur, and it’s a tradition I love.

Class idea: “Create your own Celebrity Sandwich”

We’d have a couple of examples pre-made (simple stuff like turley/cheddar, PB/banana) and quartered for the kids to try, and a brief lesson on complimentary and contrasting flavor and texture combinations. Then have them walk thru a huge “sandwich bar” of ingredients, writing their own recipe (lesson 2) before building their sandwich.

Sandwiches would be rated on comp/contrasting flavors, as well as how well they followed their own recipes.

Two of my personal favorite celebrity sandwiches are:

The Scott Baio sandwich

The Scott Baio:  Sesame seed hero. Sopressata, Prosciotto, mozrella, more prosciotto, provelone, basil mix (sliced basil, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper), banana peppers.

The Adam Sandler Sandwich
The Adam Sandler:  Nova Scotia smoked salmon, smoked sturgeon, lettuce, tomato, and onion

By the way, here’s mine:

The Chef Perry
Head cheese, thin sliced beef tongue, salt & pepper, horseradish mayo, thin sliced pickled cucumbers, spiralized daikon radish, alfalfa sprouts, cilantro, olive oil, and rice wine vinegar on a toasted pretzel hoagie roll. Serve with spicy pickle wedges, and a vanilla cream soda.

What would YOUR “Celebrity Sandwich” look like?

Chef Perry

MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramBy the way, if you’re enjoying this recipe, please subscribe to our free newsletter! We’ll send seven amazing dinner recipes and a shopping list to your inbox each Friday.

Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.

 

11/27/15
Bacon Apple Cheddar Dutch Baby

Bacon Apple Cheddar Dutch Baby #‎BakeItForward

Bacon Apple Cheddar Dutch Baby

My first Bacon Apple Cheddar Dutch Baby…and it was awesome!

FYI… Food Network will donate $1 for each share of this post to one of my favorite causes, No Kid Hungry!

Just make sure to include this message, with the #‎BakeItForward hashtag!

So, share, share, share!

Chef Perry
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Bacon-Apple-Cheddar Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, is a sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast. It is derived from the German pfannkuchen.

1 apple, cored and sliced thin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons sweet cream butter (3 melted)
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 large eggs, room temp.
8 strips cooked apple-wood thick bacon, chopped
1 cup extra sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated

Toss apple slices in lemon juice. Melt butter.

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Place a 10-inch baking dish in oven, and allow the pan to heat up. (3-4 minutes)

In a large bowl (if you have a stick blender, if not use a mixer), add the 3 Tbs of melted butter, flour, cornmeal, milk, salt, sugar, and eggs. Mix until smooth, then add the bacon and cheese. Stir.

Remove the baking dish from the oven, add the rest of the butter, and let it melt. Then layer the bottom with apple slices, and pour the batter over the top.

Bake until puffy and golden, about 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and let rest 10-15 minutes.

Slice and serve!

MY KITCHEN Outreach ProgramBy the way, if you’re enjoying this recipe, please subscribe to our free newsletter! We’ll send seven amazing dinner recipes and a shopping list to your inbox each Friday.

Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.