Dear Homeschool Exhibitor,

What a year 2020, has started to be. So many unplanned things have happened, but one thing we know for sure and that is that God has us in His hands. For those that are new, please let me introduce myself and our organization. My husband & I are the directors of the Missouri Association of Teaching Christian Homes, Inc. (MATCH). This is the only state wide Christian organization in Missouri. We have three children a son 31, daughter 20 and our youngest 17. December brought Michael and I, for the first time in 22 years, no longer homeschooling but now we are known as veteran homeschoolers.

We would love to work with your group in whatever way possible. We offer to do FREE product reviews for vendors. The way this works is, you send us whatever you would like for us to review and after reviewing it, we will put the review in our state wide membership newsletter (online); on our members only site on the web; on our blogs (3 different ones); and on Facebook (we do not return or resell items sent for review). If you want us to review a book or even a series, please send us the physical books or ebooks. If you are sending ebooks we accept ebooks for the Nook or Kindle, as well as common non-DRM formats. Please note that we get a lot of reviews and we try to get them done ASAP but as a homeschool mom, my family comes first. If you don't hear from us or see your review out there, please email me and I will check into it.

Fireside Helps is sent out to MATCH members throughout the state, monthly on our members only site only. We put all sorts of articles in the newsletter to help homeschoolers, events that are coming up, and fun things from time to time for the kids. If you would like to submit articles and upcoming events for our members to see, this is FREE. We are seeing more special need children homeschooled and would love to have 1 or 2 articles each month for these parents. Also, if you do homeschool comics or fun pages for children, we would love to put these in our newsletters. If you do a blog for homeschool parents and you don't mind me using them in our newsletters, that would be wonderful. Please have them to me by the 4th Friday of every month. All of our regular writers receive a free link to our newsletter so that they can see it each month. To become a writer, please contact me by email.

If you are a writer for our newsletter we would love to put an ad in each newsletter your submit an article for, for FREE. If you would like to submit an ad we can do it for $10/month for a 300x250 or a 728x50. Click here to buy ad space. After paying for your ad email the ad to us in jpg or png format.

Are you interested in doing or do you do a homeschool event? Are you interested in offering MATCH members a special discount? We would love to promote your events. Please send us the information about each event(s) for 2020-21 and if you are interested in getting started with a homeschool day, feel free to let us know. Each event is put on our calendars, on our main website, on our Facebook and in the newsletters.

Our 22nd annual Homeschool Weekend has being planned now and we are really excited about it. It will be held October 1-4 in Branson, MO. We have 2 full days in Branson doing different educational events and then the last 2 days will be at Silver Dollar City. We are seeing this event grow every year.

October 3-4 is our biggest days of the year at the Silver Dollar City Homeschool Day. This is our 22nd annual Homeschool Day. Each year we increase with the numbers that attend. This event is NOT open to vendors to attend. We like to hand out little things to the children as they come in for the big day. You may choose whatever type of item for us to put in their bags and have your name on it. The kids love to have pencils, pens, little notepads, wrist bands, etc. We need to have bags donated for the event. We appreciate those that have donated bags for the event in the past. We welcome you to put your name, logo, advertisement on the outside of them. They do need to be heavy plastic ones or cloth ones so that they don't rip easy. We also need to have lanyards for name tags that can be used to make our homeschool families to stand out. We want this to not only be something for the kids but a way for you to be able to advertise, too. The bags are handed out as they come into the city with their packets for the day and many don't want to carry a really heavy bag around all day. We want to get the magazines into their hands so please send us a card for them to send to you for a free sample of the magazine. We will be putting together 300 bags. We need all the items to be in by September 5, 2020. Putting them in the bags is done for FREE. The last several years we have done door prizes and people love this! So if you would like to do door prizes, we would love it.

Please take a few minutes to update your information with us, with the link below, so that we keep in contact with the right person. We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 417-255-1103 or by email.

God bless you,
Michael & Orilla Crider
MATCH Directors

If mailing or sending anything to our office please mail it to:

Orilla Crider, Director
2203 Rhonda Dr.
West Plains, MO 65775