St. Germaines Religious Ed Program Collection Dec 23, 2016

BIG THANKS to Karen, the children and their families at St. Germaine's Religious Ed program. They recently had a very successful collection for Almost Home. In... mid-November, their efforts provided us with over $200 in gift cards for our friends to use during the day to escape the cold by buying a hot coffee or a little something to eat. And last night they gave an additional $200 cash donation for us to use as we see fit.

I love the love. I love how our children are learning that everyone needs help sometimes. Everyone. Together we ARE DOING great things!

Jewel Spare Change Collection November 5th & 6th

Wow!! Our spare change collection was a HUGE success!

BIG THANKS to all of our volunteers. This absolutely would not have been possible without your support.

B...IG THANKS to the Jewel on 87th and Ridgeland for allowing us the opportunity to hold this fundraiser.

And HUGE THANKS to all of the generous members of our community. Whether you gave a few cents or a few dollars, it all adds up, and we appreciate every single penny.

Ready for our grand total?? Drumroll, please...ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY-TWO DOLLARS AND SIXTEEN CENTS!!

Together we will do GREAT things, my friends!
Why? #becauseeveryoneneedshelpsometimes

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Vehicle Donation 10-22-16

Earlier today, I had the honor of witnessing one of the most beautiful acts of kindness..This man never met this family, didn't really know their story, but t...rusted me enough to donate them a much, much needed vehicle. Isn't that amazing??  And because of YOU and your generous donations, we were able to give them $478 towards transfer.

Why? It's very simple. Because EVERYONE needs help sometimes.

#almosthomechicago

Train Station Donation 10-6-16

Wow!!

BIG THANKS to Julianna Grover and her beautiful team from the Train Station for donating all that you see here for our upcoming haircutting event. From what I understand, they held a drive in exchange for meal plans and fantasy training points. Isn't this amazing? Once again, I am completely blown away by the generosity of our community. Together we will do GREAT things, my friends!

Why? #becauseeveryoneneedshelpsometimes

Blessing Box

Many thanks to Adrian Galvan, Sarah's husband, who made us a "Blessing Box" which is now up, running, and ready for business!!

The concept is simply this: Take what you need, and leave what you can.

New items will be added daily, so if you don't see what you like/need today, please come back tomorrow!

The Blessing Box is located at 8757 S. Kolmar in Hometown.

Together we will do GREAT things, my friends!

Why? #becauseeveryoneneedshelpsometimes

Our First Fundraiser was a GREAT success!!!

Such a great night, and so many beautiful hearts to thank.

First and Foremost,

THANK YOU to all of our guests who came out and spent their evening with us!! Without your support we could not do what we are doing! We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did!! 

THANK YOU to the gracious Meg'n and Tranquility Hair Salon for opening the doors of your absolutely gorgeous space for the night. It was the perfect fit for the theme of the evening.

THANK YOU to all of the local artists and businesses that donated to the silent auction. Especially, The Salvage Bee, Running Dog Pottery, Beverly Records, Julia Marbach Designs, Sweet Melissa's Catering Co., and Cera & Lore!!! (Stay tuned for a special feature highlighting all of our amazing Contributors!!) 

THANK YOU to all of the folks that couldn't attend, but gave a monetary donation. 

And most of all, THANK YOU to Carolina Story for an amazing night of music, friendship, and love. You now have a new following of life-long fans down here on Chicago's South Side!!!!

WE CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU BACK IN OCTOBER FOR THE BEVERLY ART WALK!!

So Many Good People

I have two very special friends to thank...

The first is a sweet, sweet little boy who sold some of his toys and clothes to raise money to help people in need. He delivered the money to me yesterday, and I can't stop thinking about his beautiful little heart.

The second is a woman that I met through Facebook. She baked ALL of these delicious looking treats for our friends at the shelter to enjoy. I guarantee that she made every single one with love.

There are so many good people in the world, and I feel so blessed to know so many of them myself. Always remember, together we will do GREAT things, my friends! xoxo~Sarah