Tuesday, December 4, 2012

November Update!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Dear Amirah friends,

It seems like every month we report on amazing developments, and November is no exception!

BIG things continue to happen here at Amirah.

  • Our clothing drive was immensely successful - thanks to the many who donated, and to the women from Free Christian Church in Andover who sorted through a mountain of clothes! We'll be taking inventory mid-December, figure out what we still need and then have a second drive for specific types of items. We'll target mid-to-late January for that second drive, so if you have clothes you'd like to donate, you should see that list of needs just after Christmas. 
  • It is so encouraging to see the vision for creating beautiful and healing spaces emerge in the home!  We're thankful for so many who are donating their time, materials and expertise to make it all possible. Painting and floors are now almost done, and some of the room sponsors are starting to move in their furniture this week. Almost there!
  • If you haven't checked out our new website yet, head on over to www.amirahboston.org to take a look! BIG thank you to our volunteer (and very talented!) web designer, Brad, who made this happen!

Here are a few ways you can help us get the home open:
  • Volunteer! One of the new developments we want you to know about is a new-and-improved approach to incorporating volunteers into our mission and a process for helping everyone find the best role. We've identified many important and specific volunteer needs in each of the three main areas - program, administration and outreach.  If you've been considering volunteering, and would like to find out more information, please email us at info@amirahboston.org
  • Sponsor a room! As we've moved further into the renovation process, a few new room sponsor needs have emerged:  a partial sponsor for the dining room ($1500), a full sponsor for the foyer, stairs and hallways ($1500), and a full sponsor for the laundry room ($1500).  If you're interested in getting more information about any of these, please contact Bob at batherton@amirahboston.org.
  • Become a monthly donor! Every amount helps, and you can set up a monthly donation from our website or our Facebook page.
Please email info@amirahboston.org if you're interested in helping out in any of those capacities.

The Second Annual Evening of Hope is this Friday, December 7th from 6-9 pm!
  • All seating has been filled! We are so encouraged and excited for this wonderful event! Questions? Email EOH@amirahbston.org

Thank you for your partnership!

The Amirah Team

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