JOHN I. SMITH CHARITIES GRANT RECIPIENT
It is with hearts full of gratitude that we announce that Jasmine Road is the recipient of a grant from John I. Smith Charities for $40,000 for capital funds designated to help renovate our first safe house. This generous gift will go towards the $125,000 renovation project that we plan to begin by the end of the year. The renovation should take 3-4 months, and the house will be transformed into a beautiful and therapeutic sanctuary to house our first five residents in the first half of 2018. Many thanks to Triune's Deb-Richardson Moore and Beth Messick as well as the Jasmine Road grant writing team for their help in making this happen.
BOY SCOUTS AND JASMINE ROADIES TACKLE YARD CLEANUP TOGETHER
Will Sanchelli (pictured below), a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 511, proposed a landscape plan for the back yard of the newly purchased Jasmine Road safe house as his Eagle Scout project. His proposed project was approved by the Boy Scouts of America, so in order to prepare the yard to be landscaped, Will organized a yard clean-up event at the Jasmine Road house.
On Sat. August 26, after The Reverend Susie Smith offered a prayer, Will lead 35 volunteers in the yard clean-up project. Volunteers consisted of fellow members of Troop 511, their dads, and volunteers who responded to the request for help in the last Jasmine Road newsletter. This multi-generational volunteer group pruned, raked, and shoveled to regain control of the terribly overgrown yard. With four hours of work, the transformation was amazing! Now the yard has been made ready the for the fall plantings that Will will organize, and he is hoping to get the majority of the shrubbery donated. If you or anyone you know is interested in making a donation for the yard, please e-mail Ashley Reynolds at email@example.com.
We are so grateful to Will and all who volunteered their time and energy to help make the yard clean-up day a huge success! The by-product of this great work will provide a beautiful and peaceful outside space for the residents of Jasmine Road for many years.
DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING WHILE SUPPORTING JASMINE ROAD: A WIN-WIN!
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) at Christ Church awarded Jasmine Road a portion of the proceeds from the 2016 All Saints’ Bazaar totaling $6000. For 2017, Jasmine Road has been selected as the sole non-profit beneficiary of ECW Bazaar proceeds outside of Christ Church ministries. The annual bazaar is a wonderful celebration of old-fashioned handcrafted and homemade goodies, many of which make perfect holiday gifts. Please join us November 4 to be a part of this delightful annual event and support Jasmine Road.