Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2012
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ACE Mentoring Program starts up February 8 - email@example.com
A Reminder to Pay Your Annual Dues - Eliza Hart
Hamilton Family Center Thanks OWA for Donations - Eliza Hart
A.C.T. Presents a Play About Architects - Joanne Winship
Design San Francisco, Feb. 1-3, 2012 and a Special Event - Gabriela Chamu
Book Circle 3: Women and the Making of the Modern House - Inge S. Horton
OWA Program Feb. 21: Maria Cristini; Set your Priorities and Vision for your 2012 Success!Share #687
ACE Mentoring Program starts up February 8by firstname.lastname@example.org | Share #703
A Reminder to Pay Your Annual Duesby Eliza Hart | Share #686
It’s time to renew your membership in OWA for 2012. You may now renew online with Paypal. We need your support, so if you have not already done so, please renew today by logging in and clicking on the renewal link.
Members thank Mui Ho for Hosting the Annual Holiday Partyby Eliza Hart | Share #684
Hamilton Family Center Thanks OWA for Donationsby Eliza Hart | Share #685
On behalf of the board, staff, and community of Hamilton Family Center, I would like to thank you for making the holidays incredibly special for our families.
A few days before Christmas, one mother shared with her case manager how much her daughter wanted a baby doll, and the case manager was thrilled to find out that the baby doll had already arrived and was waiting to be wrapped. A father, upon receiving the bag of gifts for his daughter, asked “Are these really all for Nicole?” At holiday parties, parents and children decorated amazing gingerbread houses together, laughing and eating half the candy as they decorated. Overall, the season was graced with beautifully wrapped gifts, delicious homemade food, and cheerfully decorated rooms. Without the support from volunteers and donors, none of this would have been possible!
It was encouraging to hear stories from so many people who donated. Companies, churches, and individuals not only collected toys, but also spread the word near and far about what Hamilton is doing. A five year old girl saved money to buy two Barbies for one of the children living here. Other donors have experienced homelessness directly or in their families and wanted to help those currently facing this challenge. Your stories inspire and encourage us to keep doing what we do.
Thank YOU for caring and helping make the holidays memorable for families and children experiencing homelessness. Please let us know if you’d like to get involved in other ways throughout the year. Check out our website for more information: www.hamiltonfamilycenter.org.
All the best,
Project Potential Services Coordinator
You can also view an article in the Chronicle that featured Hamilton Family Center "here"
A.C.T. Presents a Play About Architectsby Joanne Winship | Share #689
Design San Francisco, Feb. 1-3, 2012 and a Special Eventby Gabriela Chamu | Share #692
Book Circle 3: Women and the Making of the Modern Houseby Inge S. Horton | Share #688