How sweet is this guy? We all tried so hard, to get a smile out of him... ;-)
Today's Event was Special, as it was for Women and their families in the Acacia Network's
( Also known as BASICS/Promesa,m they made a new name & Logo! )
Newest program, La Casita.
They received QUILTS and COATS for their children!
This special program within the network, Helps women get their entire lives back on track,
They enter the program for drug/alcohol Rehabilitation,
and they are allowed to bring their children with
them to provide a safe home for themselves and their family for 1-2 years!
Mama's and kids.
A safe place for getting their lives back on track.
It gets them out of shelters, teaching them: How to stay clean, how to keep a home,
parenting classes, get skills to work, write resumes etc etc... It's such a fantastic
program! When I heard they ( Acacia Network) were taking over this facility,
I said I wanted "IN" to help them in anyway I can.
Why is this so special to me?
I've been in recovery for 22 years. It's a full circle moment for me.
Now, the Acacia Network, is building a brand new building in the South Bronx, (one of the five poorest Congressional Districts in the United States.) to expand and house more women and their families.
I have joined in and will be organizing a "Women's Room" in the new facility, this will be a sewing/craft room/library room, where the woman can learn basic sewing skills. Skills that may provide them work, and also will be teaching them to make quilts for themselves and others in the program.
It will be a place to work on Bonding & Friendships, Community, and a way for each of them, to give back to the people who have helped them.
Your Beautiful Quilts have provided many, many smiles. Thank you for your Generous Donations!
We had a FULL HOUSE today... The children were Squealing with Delight!
My self, and Raul Russi (Head of Acacia Network), with two mother's who received quilts today.
Please keep the quilts coming!
CLICK here for all the info to donate QUILT.
We're planning our next event ... Will keep you posted!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUILTS!!!
From myself and The Acacia Network ( AKA BASICS)