2010 Baskets of Love - February 6th at WRCC

Posted by gmoorman On January - 7 - 20104 COMMENTS

Please join us for the 5th Annual Baskets of Love event to benefit the women at WRCC. This is one of our biggest signature events of the year and we are proud of the success we have enjoyed in past years. This year’s event is gearing up to be our best yet.  I know, we say that every year…but it’s true -each year we include a new component or improve upon a previous concept.  The number of volunteers grows every year as does the amount of things that we can donate to the women at WRCC and to the facility as a whole. It has been an amazing progression and we hope that you will join us in making this 5th Annual Baskets of Love the best yet.

Please view our Baskets of Love page for more information. Contact us at info@spacetogrow.org. Thank you.

baskets-2009-wrapped-version

2009 Holiday Giving Events

Posted by gmoorman On December - 3 - 20092 COMMENTS

Sunday, December 13, Joyful Sisters…Celebration of Beauty.  We recognized that taking care of ourselves can often take a back seat to the responsibilities that we carry on a daily basis. So, we recruited beauty professionals to volunteer their time and talent to pamper the women who live at the Women’s Residential & Counseling Center (WRCC)* with new hairstyles, make-overs, manicures, back massages and additional spa treats. The event was a total success and may of the female residents also brought their children to enjoy the free spa services. A great time was had by all and many of the WRCC residents expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the volunteers. Space to Grow is thankful for the volunteers who joined us that day in bringing smiles to the faces of so many people.

To view photos from this awesome event click here: WRCC Beauty 2009

WRCC - Celebration of Beauty

WRCC - Celebration of Beauty

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Volunteer professionals to cut/style hair, apply make-up and give beauty tips to the ladies and manicurist/masseuse as a special treat.
  •  Babysitters are needed to entertain the children while their mothers receive the VIP treatment.
  • Holiday munchies - cookies, cake, juice, egg nog or monetary donation to purchase the snacks.
  • Raffle prizes - it’s ok to re-gift if the present can go to someone who will appreciate the gift and actually use it. Think about donating items that are in excellent condition (original package preferred) like perfume gift sets, toiletry baskets, purses, etc.
  • Gift cards to give away as raffle prizes.

To receive more information on the event, please email gigimoor@att.net. For more information on WRCC, please visit the Coalition for the Homeless website, http://www.centralfloridahomeless.org/services_WRCC.html.  WRCC is a transitional housing facility located in Downtown Orlando that serves women and children and prepares them to be self sufficient. Nearly 75 percent of the women are victims of crimes, predominantely domestic violence.

Saturday, December 5 - STG Youth/Palm Lake Kids Who Care group 2nd Annual Children’s Holiday Party at the Coalition for the Homeless main campus. The children planned a fun filled two hour event with a sugary breakfast that any kid would love (donuts) and games to entertain. In addition, the Coalition children were able to choose a gently used stuffed animal that the children collected through a school drive.

Why we do what we do….

Posted by gmoorman On December - 3 - 20092 COMMENTS

 

Community support, through volunteering and donations, is critical to the success of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs). NPOs depend on members of the community (individuals, foundations and corporations) for the support needed to carry out their mission.  The number of people being served by NPOs has increased due to the poor economy, while their funding has decreased. 
For example, the Coalition for the Homeless relies on community support for over 70% of their resources. However, they’ve noticed a drastic drop in food donations from individuals and in the food supplies available from local food banks. They rely exclusively on the generosity of the community to meet almost all of their resident supply needs. There are 3,970 homeless persons living in Central Florida on any given night in 2009; a 17% increase over 2008 results. The number of homeless families with children has increased dramatically since 2008.  As of May, 2009, 4,206 homeless children had attended schools in the region, as compared with 2,700 during the 2007-08 school year.
According to the Heart of Florida United Way, more than 62,600 local jobs disappeared between March 08 & March 09.  Many of these families are also losing their homes to foreclosure.
Space to Grow Charities fills the needs of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) through Giving Events© focused on fundraising, collect drives and volunteerism. 
In addition, we organize Point of Entry events to both promote the NPOs programs and cultivate relationships with loyal supporters and new donors. We share personal reflections that inspire donors to participate.
Our Giving Events© provide inspirational and uplifting experiences that support the emotional development of the NPO clients to help them overcome their circumstances. Many of our events are designed to assist children by providing experiences that may be out of their reach due to their family situations. We aspire to bring compassionate fun into their lives while reinforcing the fundamentals of teamwork and personal responsibility.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Posted by gmoorman On September - 13 - 20091 COMMENT

under-construction Still a work in progress :) 

Recent Outreach Projects

Posted by admin On June - 5 - 20092 COMMENTS

Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC) Raffle (March 2009) - Raised over $3,700 for purchase of operational supplies,  new beds, mattresses, bedding and incentive prizes for the new Mother/Child reading program.  Partnered with local supporters, community organizations and corporations to market the raffle and sell tickets, including e-marketing. Received donation of raffle prize valued at $958 from local entertainment company. Additionally, a post-raffle, $500 cash donation was made by an STG supporter for WRCC, thereby bringing our total to $3,700.

Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC) Annual Baskets of Love event – (2006-2009). This annual event solicits donors to adopt a resident for Valentine’s Day and to provide them with a gift of a personalized basket of personal toiletries. Additionally, each resident receives laundry detergent, dryer sheets, a roll of quarters and personal keepsakes. In 2008 and 2009, each resident won a raffle prize from the Prize Wheel including gift cards, movie tickets, beauty kits, spa baskets, et al (all prizes are donated). Reception with food is hosted for the event. Baskets of Love photo album can be seen here:

Photo Album - Baskets of Love

2009 highlights: Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear photos taken and printed on-site for residents. 70 Baskets of Toiletries donated by over 100 people: estimated value $2,100.00. Over 60 raffle prizes donated: estimated value $1,300.00. $575 in additional funds donated to WRCC to purchase cleaning supplies in gift cards and checks. Read the rest of this entry »