The Tennis Benefit has now been declared official and the event rose over $32,000 to be used for a van for the children and women of the SafeHaven Shelters. The 20th Year of Fun was just that! There is going to be some really exciting news to come out of this event! Mary Lee has announced that the funds that the Tennis Benefit raised in May 2011 will buy a van, but in her great business way and connections…there may be two vans for the monies that YOU raised…..that is really great volunteering….
………remember our mission to help adult and child victims of domestic abuse in Tarrant County. Through fund-raising, publicity and volunteerism. SOS helps to provide emergency shelter, outreach services, clinical counseling, legal advocacy and support groups to families who are experiencing violence in their homes.
My challenge to each of the members for the balance 2011 is to Volunteer.
Let’s really get behind the following programs:
Meals for Moms needs to have an SOS Contact and we need to plan to do lunch for one or both Shelters soon on the week-end. Get a small group of your friends and do lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. This is really rewarding and the clients that are there are so appreciative.
Resource Fairs – Contact me or Krista Moffett, firstname.lastname@example.org Court Accompaniment for shelter clients – Dana McCarty and Leah Shaver will lead this group. SafeHaven knows how to call these great ladies, when needed.
There is also Hotline/Crisis Support that is needed – requires training and this training can be given with just our members in attendance at a specified location….just need you to sign-up.
Berry Good Buys Volunteer Day Contact is Anna Saunders or Martha Blue. Think about donating your time to work at Berry Good Buys, even once a month or when they need extra help filling the racks or rearranging.
The following are the donations/collections that have been full filled or are coming up and we will be adding them to our luncheon invitations each month to remind us of the needs for the Shelters.
The following is an update on our donations:
April- April Showers- white linens – We donated new sheets and pillows from our account to outfit all beds at the shelter in Fort Worth and you brought extra linens to be used as needed at both Shelters….THANK YOU!
Summer– Summer Wish List……There were Funs available to outfit the children with the needs for camp and outdoor fun the entire summer. An extra treat for the children this year was the donation of time by Steve and Mia and other pros at the Southlake Tennis Club to teach the children at the shelters how to play tennis by holding a special tennis camp JUST FOR THEM!
August– Back to School…..What a success! Our Luncheon at Ernie’s Seafood got off with a bang for the upcoming Fall with cash donations of almost $400. And a carload of backpacks and etc……just what was needed for the moms to send their children to school……THANK YOU!
November/December– Christmas Donations for Moms….you will receive updates of the needs……
The next big event….Celebrity Chef 2012 is underway!
The Committee is being led by Martha Blue and Julie English. They have brought in newcomers to get involved with this event and you should SAVE THE DATE….January 15, 2012…..buy your tables and individual tickets early, because this event will be a SELL OUT….. EARLY! The surprises that are in the works are so outstanding. Diamond and Champagne, Cookbook Collection, Raffles for Chef’s Dinners, the list goes on and will help us work toward our mission and provide an exciting and fun evening while VOLUNTEERING for our causes!