Greetings friends! So what's new? Well, we are wrapping up the year on a good note. We had a great board meeting tonight, going over all the major events and updates of the year and goals for next year. We also welcomed a new board member, Kelli. She has been to a lot of our events over the years and has been a great supporter, so I'm really happy that she decided to join our board. Michelle, one of our other board members, purchased a bunch of toys for the children's homeless shelter Christmas party next week. One of my friends also donated a number of toys and we have another volunteer who is donating toys too. I will go shopping to fill in the additional items that are needed for the kids. I'm so happy that people have helped with getting items for the party.
The non profit organization in Oregon that asked for stuffed animals for their prison parenting program sent us a nice thank you letter. We sent two boxes of stuffed animals to them. Our board was talking about looking into if there were prison parenting programs in Massachusetts where we could donate stuffed animals for the children.
In other news, calendar sales are moving along. We received a $250 donation from one of the police associations whose officer is in the calendar with his children. They usually make an annual donation to us. I'll drop off 25 calendars with them this week. Kelly, another of our board members, has collected 10 orders for calendars, so that is good. We have another approximately 50 calendars left to sell which isn't too bad.
Well, that's the latest for tonight. I'm off to eat my grapefruit and start a new book that my sister recommended- Life After Life. Hopefully, it is good! Until tomorrow friends...