Today I am so grateful for our Bloomington community reaching out to us for the holidays. I have received many emails and phone calls about an ad that was placed on FreeCycle and later sent as a forward on Facebook seeking toy donations.
I love social networking and how quickly our community responds to address a problem but we did not place this add ourselves.
A message from our board member Mark Crain:
This message is for individuals who have expressed an interest in helping with the renovation of 303 West Second Street as the third "home" for New Hope Family Shelter.
If there are others you know of who are interested in helping please contact Mark Crain via email at "crain dot mark at comcast dot net" (spelled out to prevent website crawlies from getting Mark's address!)
I would like for you to meet our friend Will Hanlon (age 8) who chose New Hope as the beneficiary of a donation drive he created in 2012.
Emily Pike is a native of Southern Indiana. She graduated from Mitchell High School, earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and will receive a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in December 2013.