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NEWS FROM DECEMBER 2016
News From December 2016
January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!
Ella’s Closet was buzzing with excitement as the Christmas holiday drew closer. All of our little angels were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa and the annual Christmas party. On December 21, Santa and Mrs. Claus (David & Gaye Key – Ella’s & Raelynn’s grandparents) arrived at the closet by way of Palm Beach County Fire Engine #73 with loud sirens and flashing lights to the delight of the moms and children alike. The children were all given gifts that had been purchased through our Ella’s Angels Tree project. We were fortunate enough to have received extra toys through an anonymous donor and were able to bless the children with a little extra. Our wonderful Bible study volunteer, Jan Loesch, read the Christmas story and then refreshments were served. A good time was had by all! Thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success!
Back in September WPTV news anchor Roxanne Stein, along with some of our moms, participated in one of our jewelry making classes. She brought out the camera crew, and the piece was aired on December 28. We want to encourage our moms to feel empowered with finding their hidden talents while making a product that people would like to purchase. So far this has been very successful with the last necklaces selling out very quickly. You can check out the news article at the following link – http://www.wptv.com/news/region-the-glades/belle-glade/belle-glade-program-teaches-women-creative-skills
Also, this month, Tandra and I along with others participated in an Infant/Child CPR class given by Pam Ellison with “Saving Lives for Ella.” We learned a lot and would like to encourage others to take a CPR class if you haven’t already done so. You could make a difference in someone’s life. Pam doesn’t charge for these classes, and you can find all the information on the Facebook page “Saving Lives for Ella.”
Ella’s Closet reached out to the community when there were 50+ people evicted from their apartments due to the building being condemned. We provided toiletry items, basic necessities, and food for the little ones. We also partnered with the Lighthouse Café by cooking and delivering meals.
Classes scheduled for January include the weekly Bible Study and Healthy Relationships along with CPR with the PB County Fire Rescue. We are excited to announce that Glades Initiative will be back with their very popular Cooking Matters class. This will be held twice a week for six weeks with the exact dates posted on our website calendar.
Don’t forget you can always support Ella’s Closet when you make a purchase on www.CLOTHED4APURPOSE.com (find Ella’s Closet under The Causes We Love) and www.smile.amazon.com (listed as The Light House Café Ministries). Thanks to everyone who supported us in 2016.
All of us at Ella’s Closet want to wish all of you a very blessed 2017!
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