Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2006

Holiday Benefit Party

The OWA Holiday Benefit Party was a big success and drew numerous participants. The event this year was catered at the newly renovated North Beach home of steering committee member, Mimi Malayan. Many donated gifts for the Hamilton House Center were collected and the left over food was delivered to a homeless support center, North Beach Citizens. It's wonderful to see so many interested members having a good time and helping their community. Thanks to Mimi for making the deliveries. She said she felt a little like Santa!

Photos from the Holiday party

Letter from the Hamilton Family Center Staff

January 29, 2006

Dear Friends of Hamilton,

On behalf of the families we serve at Hamilton Family Center, thank you for taking part in our holiday gift drive. Your thoughtfulness during the season of giving brightened the lives of homeless families and children in crisis and offered hope for the future.

Hamilton Family Center just finished an extremely successful holiday season. Each of our five programs hosted holiday parties in which families celebrated the season with delicious holiday meals, festive music, and fun seasonal activities. I am especially pleased to let you know that, because of the overwhelming response we received from your group, and other members of the Bay Area community, all the families in our programs were "adopted" for the holidays and received gifts!

Once again, we are grateful that you joined with Hamilton Family Center to support homeless families as they strive to make changes in their lives and achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Happy New Year to you all!

Hamilton Family Center Staff