Thanks to our supporters we raised $1,765.00 for the women and children at WRCC. Our funds will be used to help the Victim Services team. We brought awareness to an issue that affects “4 million women each year” - we need to continue to educate women, men and especially teenagers: Love does not Hurt. 

Special thanks to Gina Jacobs for all of your hard work on our behalf. We are grateful for your passion and dedication. Thanks to Erica Christine Rivera for donating a beautiful bracelet from her custom jewelry line - please support her and visit her website. Erica Christine Rivera -http://www.ericacinc.com/ 

Thanks Sam Miller for acquiring our raffle prize and supporting our goals. Congratulations to Deidre Chin-See for winning the grand prize trip for 2 nights in Sanibel. Please visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event….www.facebook.com/spacetogrow

Space To Grow 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser.

We are honored to raise money to help underwrite domestic violence programs for adult and child survivors at the Women’s Residential & Counseling Center (WRCC), a transitional housing facility of the Coalition for the Homeless. http://www.centralfloridahomeless.org/services_WRCC.html)

When:      Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6-9pm

Where:     Bravo Cucina Italian (back patio), 7924 Via Dellagio Way ORLANDO, FL 32819.

BRAVO is located in Dellagio Plaza - corner of Sand Lake & Della Drive

(one block away from Dr. Phillips Boulevard).  

 $20 tax deductible donation includes free appetizers and a raffle entry for some great prizes including a 2 night stay at the Sundial Beach & Golf Resort in Sanibel (http://www.sundialresort.com/). 

BRAVO has extended their fabulous Happy Hour menu for the duration of our event. Enjoy $5 drink specials (wine, martinis and more). http://www.bravoitalian.com/index.html

Please like our FaceBook page to stay up to date on this event and others. https://www.facebook.com/SpaceToGrow.

Thank you from the Space To Grow Board of Directors: Anita Newson, Gigi Moorman, Jillian Baptiste, Jerri McClinton, Michelle Scott, Nadine Mentor, Zahide Wallace

Space to Grow Women’s Build Team

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Space to Grow, is partnering with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando for this Year’s “National Build Week” (May 7-12, 2012).  Last year 375 Central Florida women volunteered over 2,500 hours and raised over $100,000 to fully fund this year they are expecting even more.

We formed a Space to Grow Women’s Build team to show our commitment to doing our part to take action against poverty-level housing conditions. The Mother’s Day timeframe was selected for its significance to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children-one in six-live in poverty housing in the United States alone. To date, Women Build crews have built more than 1,800 Habitat homes nationwide. In honor of all of our MOMS, we commit to being a part of the solution!

Please join us as we help raise the money needed to build homes for deserving families here in Central Florida. How can you help: 1) Sign up for the STG team and raise $500 for the supplies needed to buy a home and then come build one with us (volunteer shift is only four hours)!!!!!, or 2) donate to the STG team to help us raise money to fully fund a new home for a family in need!!

Click on the link to find the Space to Grow team to make your donation. https://habitatforhumanityorlando.myetap.org/fundraiser/2012womenbuild/team.do?participationRef=2497.0.416895054

For more information on Women’s Build week, click here.. http://www.habitat-orlando.org/Women-Build

Email info@spacetogrow.org if you have any questions regarding the Space to Grow Women’s Build Team.

Thanks to our loyal supporters and corporate sponsors, this year’s February 11th Baskets of Love event to support the women and children at WRCC (a transitional housing facility for The Coalition for the Homeless), was a total success.  This year, we were able to raise over $4,000 in cash for WRCC to allow them to purchase essential items for the facility and the residents; things that are not covered by their operational budget.

We were so excited to deliver the 75 baskets filled to the brim with personal items and toiletries for the female adult residents and children over the age of 10.  Over 50 donors spent their time and money making beautiful baskets that were personalized to the individual or family receiving it.  Each adult also received laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and a roll of quarters to help subsidize their expenses (families received $20 in quarters.).   STG volunteers were on hand to show the residents that we care - they helped residents take their presents to their rooms, and treated them to wonderful snacks and finger foods. Visit the Baskets of Love tab to learn how you can help us next year.

In addition, this year’s  1st Annual Bow Ties & High Heels marquee fundraiser to support Baskets of Love took place on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Tavern on the Lake in Metrowest. Over 100 guests joined us to listen to one of our new favorite jazz artists, Davye Stewart, mix and mingle with other supporters, win fabulous raffle prizes and have a great time. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: BLUEPRINT, City of Orlando; Atlantic Justice Law group, RYSE Magazine, and EventGrabber.  Thank you to the local promoters who helped us to spread the word about our event and to the organizations that donated raffle prizes.   Links to all of our sponsors can be found on our Sponsor Appreciation page.

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The Board of Space to Grow would like to thank everyone who supported our Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser for WRCC. We raised $1,164 for next month’s domestic violence survivor programs. The Space to Grow team is grateful for the  support that we continue receive for our community outreach efforts. Thank you to our sponsors who donated raffle prizes - Legacy Vacation Club Resorts (http://legacyvacationresorts.com/), Napa Restaurant (http://www.peabodyorlando.com/dining/), and J. Alexander’s Restaurant (http://www.jalexanders.com/locations.php).  Please click on the following link to see photos from our event. https://picasaweb.google.com/gigimoor/SpaceToGrowBoardMembers?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNq5ma_ugdq1qQE&feat=embedwebsite

Special Thanks to Jonah Travick for donating his professional services to support our fundraiser.   http://limelightonline.com/about/staff/jonah-travick. We also appreciate all of the assistance we received from the J. Alexander’s Orlando staff.