January was a busy month of activities for our elderly people . We have a garden with fresh vegetables for our scrambled eggs that is really being enjoyed.
Those who are able, have been working in the garden. We also are growing corn in abundance – some will be for the kitchen and the rest sold or given to an Indigenous community.
Doctors visited our people in January and medical charts were made to help with their problems. Doctors will arrive again this month and we have a full supply of medical equipment for checking ear problems, temperatures and blood sugar.
Again, everything donated by generous people from the US. We have four Nurses who assist with these visits and also serve in feeding breakfast. We are very fortunate and appreciate all who are involved.
For those who are interested and capable, they have been taught to make soles for Indigenous shoes and will be paid. Twenty people were braiding as I left the kitchen. The soles are made from hemp and a new challenge. There was a lot of excitement as they were working.
Two Indigenous women received new clothing after showers last week. They were very happy and grateful. Also, some of our men received some socks, pullovers and trousers that were donated.
Coming up on Saturday March 24th will be our annual Pancake Breakfast for fundraising at Place of Hope. La Banda TIME will perform during breakfast at no charge. Last Years’ Pancake Breakfast was a huge success. It will be bigger and better on March 24th. Details soon…
On January 27th La Banda TIME performed at La Tola Restaurant and will continue on the last Saturday of each month. It was a wonderful evening of dancing and just having fun. La Banda TIME always donates a portion of their income to Place of Hope food kitchen.
As of today, February 2nd, we will be holding a rummage sale starting on February 15th and all proceeds will benefit Place of Hope. The merchandise has been donated and we have an enclosed storefront for display. Location for you local people is at the Solid Rock Plaza that is very active on Thursdays with an assortment of veggies, homemade bread, bagels along with many food items and handmade crafts.
A great place to get breakfast or lunch at the Coo Coo’s Nest and a new restaurant that will be opening. We expect to be open on Thursdays and Sundays in the mornings – from 9am to noon. Hope to see you…
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