An excellent day. We had the best weather of the week--no rain and warm enough for people doing outdoors work to shed layers. Best of all, we had 100 women working for 12 agencies in 17 locations. Our favorite quote came from a woman whose house received some paint and cleaning: It's "like a dream come true," she said. "It's the kind of thing you see on TV. We never thought it would happen to us!"
With the silent auction and raffle, we also raised and donated $1,000 to the Holland Free Health Clinic (if you missed the event, you can go to their web site to make a direct donation) and collected about 10 boxes of clothing and personal care products for the Women's Resource Center in Grand Rapids.
We love planning this event; we love even more seeing good things happen. It's lovely to know that we're here to help each other--a true community!
If you've got stories from the event you'd like to share, we'd love to hear them. Participants will receive an e-mail shortly asking for feedback, but you can also post your stories here.