Well, it certainly has been a busy, short summer. Can you believe it is the middle of August already? The Room was able to remain open the vast majority of the time. Thank you, everyone, for volunteering your summer hours. The mom's groups are going well...expanding and relocating to better venues. All good.
We met with some of the Beginnings Board members last week. They were quite impressed. We will likely be hearing from them in the next month on their final decision to allow us to be under their umbrella.
Our baby bottle campaign raised about $6,000.00!!! That is just beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you everyone for helping. Especially at the church rolling and rolling and rolling all that loose change. Then Jocelyn found a coin separator which made it much easier. (sigh) live and learn.
Erin has bottles at the Goderich Catholic church, so we are not even finished yet.
We have had some more walk ins. So the word is spreading about our mission here. I spoke with the Early Learning years program last week. They would really like to speak at the young mom's support group. I have contact information here at the Room.
Lawrence is slowly, but surely, cleaning out the side room for us. Linda VanWyk has shown the patience of a saint working with him. His goal is to have it completed by the end of August. There is a desk, shelves included. We would like to call it "Roelie's Room" -----Hey Mellissa----you are a great painter....maybe you could make a sign for the door?????
We will start our monthly meetings on September 6 @ 7:30 p.m. I would also like to invite anyone to come up with ideas on a lunch booth on September 17 from 10-2. Michelle, are you still expecting us to have a luncheon at the Hoggart Pond on the 18th??
Let's keep in touch everyone. Take care