Rhonda K. here, writing to share some wonderful news with you all, and invite you to a few events this week. I know it’s a lot for one week, yet the events are spread out over the week and the Valley, so I hope you can come to the one that is most convenient to you. I hope to see many of you some time this week. :~)!
First, I am so excited to share with you the wonderful news! We have received a generous offer from a mechanic with a specialized local business to complete the repairs on Bessie! Thanks to the continued support of The Strip Kiwanis Club, and their members and supporters, word got around to a generous pair of Angels, and the work Bessie needs to have done to repair her I-beam and Radius arm bushings has been offered to be donated to Project AngelFaces! This will complete the bit of work she needed for her makeover, and will make it possible for us to do so much more work in building our gardens, and our programs! So please join me in sending a big THANK YOU! to Gordon Smith, Sherrie Hermann, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hughes of ‘Southern Equipment Services’ for their help in arranging for Project AngelFaces to receive such a wonderful and much needed gift! Thank you all for your service, so very much! I am humbled and grateful to receive your generosity and kindness. Thank you so much.
I will keep you all posted on Bessie’s continued progress, and she will be at the upcoming FUNdraiser party in February, showing off her makeover and readiness to get to work! (in case you didn’t know, Bessie is a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck that has been donated to Project AngelFaces from William W. Reymond to support our efforts and increase our efficacy and capacity. Yay! Thank you! William! Such generosity and kindness is humbly received, and much, much needed. Thank you!)
Tuesday afternoon at Greener Vegas Warehouse we are in need of a crew who is strong and handy with tools to dismantle and prepare some crates for transport and transformation into raised garden beds for the New Garden Club Garden! Greener Vegas/Repurpose America is moving from their current location at 3350 W. Ali Baba Ln. Suite G, Las Vegas, NV 89118. We will be working over there from 2pm- 4pm, breaking down 2 crates we have been donated (Thank you Zachary, Cynthia, Tim and everyone over there!) and loading them into Bessie for delivery. If you’re coming and you have them, please bring your skill or circular saws, your prybars, protective eyewear, and work gloves. I know it’s short notice, but its only 2 crates and if we have 3-5 folks it shouldn’t take us more than an hour. Please come join us in receiving this wonderful donation from Greener Vegas/Repurpose America, whose support and generosity is making it possible to build the first 10 raised beds for the New Garden Club Garden! Each crate they donate is repurposed into 2 raised beds, so we can really do a lot to repurpose the wood and these crates! Help us make it happen, please! Call, message, text or email me for directions and other questions, and, of course, to RSVP!
Next up, we are preparing to work on the New Vista Garden of Project AngelFaces with some creative efforts to support an upcoming NEW fundraiser that New Vista Community has created to increase the fun we can have while raising funds and awareness for their agency and its programs. Project AngelFaces will be on deck on 16 January 2010, at Emergency Arts Downtown for the first ever “Shabby $hic Sunday” art sale!
Our table will be selling works from local artists to raise funds for the Garden of Project AngelFaces at New Vista Ranch. Various wares from visual arts, to wearable arts, to handmade artisan crafts, all priced under $100.00, will be sold to benefit their Organic Garden Program, created by Project AngelFaces. New Vista Community creates programs and a system to enable the developmentally disabled community to live life to the fullest. See the following links to learn more about New Vista, and Shabby $chic Sunday!
www.NewVistaCommunity.org or copy and paste this link to the flier:
If you would like to contribute to our showcase, you can donate any artworks you have readily available that are priced under $100.00, or you can join us at my house on Wednesday afternoon to create some of the works that I have designed to support Project AngelFaces: handmade pressed flower cards, and other wearable arts. We will be having a wonderfully creative time, in the Afternoon, and the schedule is pretty loose. So if you have a bit of time, and you’re feeling creative, come on over! We’ll eat some lunch together, have some tea and have a ball creating some artworks to sell at Shabby $hic Sunday! Join us! Call me for specific directions, times, and other details, or to donate your artwork. I will come pick up any pieces you are willing to donate!
Please donate some work, Join Shaun Abel manning our booth on Sunday, or just come shop in the FUN! Buy some artwork to support the Garden of Project AngelFaces and New Vista Community! Meet new people! Enjoy the weekend, the season, and the day!
On Thursday, we’ll be out at New Vista Ranch doing some work in the garden, from 9 am- 1 pm, so if you have time and would like to help us complete the garden and ready the beds for spring. Please Join us! We will be working, and having fun, building the garden and our community in fellowship and service the members of New Vista Community. We have always had a good time creating this garden program for them, and the times have never been so exciting before, as we ready their garden for a complete launch this spring! Come out and have some fun with us Thursday if you’re able! Please RSVP to let me know you’re coming to join us, and for directions. New Vista Ranch is located at 7576 N. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131. There is construction out there right now, so please call me for specific directions; I can tell you how to navigate the construction!
I hope to see many of you this week, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for some fun in supporting the work of Project AngelFaces! Please RSVP soon! Thank you, Angels, for all you do to support the work of Project AngelFaces, and all those we serve in this great work we love so much! We feel honored and blessed by your generosity, your kindness, and your support! Thank you!!
Light and Gratitude–
Rhonda K. 702.460.9261