Parent Talk Sale Leftovers Help Moms and Kids Served by COH

Parent Talk volunteers invited Circle of Hope to be one of the organizations to benefit from items leftover from their Used Clothing, Toy & Equipment sale. On Saturday, May 5, COH volunteers went to the Parent Talk sale to collect clothing and shoes for infants and children. Led by Myra Anderson, COH volunteers arrived with empty bins in hand and "shopped" the sale racks. Within 20 minutes they filled a dozen bins with beautiful clothing and shoes. The next day Judy Lee and other members of the Sisterhood of Temple Aliyah worked tirelessly to sort the donations by gender and size. By Wednesday morning many of the items were on their way to the Project Hope Shelter and Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.

What an amazing story of generosity and giving by so many! Thank you to all the volunteers from Parent Talk, COH, and Temple Aliyah Sisterhood. Thank you for helping so many mothers and children with your compassion and energy!


Business Clothing Helps Project Hope Participants Shine

Two deliveries were made to Project Hope this month to support women who have completed training and educational programs there. These women will be wearing the business clothing we provided (thanks to you) at Project Hope's annual "Rise and Shine Breakfast." This event showcases the success stories of women who participate in the Adult Learning Programs provided by Project Hope. Some will be guest speakers at the event. We love creating outfits so every woman can attend the event feeling proud of their appearance and their success!

In the words of Project Hope's Development and External Affairs Manager Robyn Eastwood, "I can't tell you how helpful this is. The (recent delivery) of outfits that were dropped off were perfect!!"

COH Director Barbara Waterhouse will be attending the "Rise and Shine Breakfast" along with other COH volunteers. It will be held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on June 7, 2012 at 7:30 AM. This event is an important fundraiser for Project Hope. You can learn more at: http://www.prohope.org/riseandshine/.


Thanks from Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

We recently received this lovely note from the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK):

"Thank you so much for the delivery yesterday. The women all loved the clothes! We had a little impromptu party last night as people chose items that they liked and helped others pick out some items. In short, it was a huge hit!"

ATASK serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.  Their clients include a range of Asian ethnic populations.