In the fall of 2004, I knew “the good” I “ought to do” – open a shelter for homeless women and their children.
“Homeless children are confronted with stressful and traumatic events that they often are too young to understand, leading to severe emotional distress. Homeless children experience stress through constant changes, which accumulate with time. These stressful changes result in a higher incidence of mental disorders, which become manifested in homeless children’s behavior. Despite significantly more incidences of mental illness, less than one-third of these children receive professional help.” (A Report Prepared for the Family Housing Fund, December 1999)
I would like to recognize those who throughout the years have given their time, talents, and resources to support our organization’s efforts to serve homeless women and their children.
- Ed Brown, CPA, helped me through the process of incorporating and receiving 501(c)3 status with the IRS. He prepares and files all of our government reports.
- Laura Baareman created and maintains our web site and Facebook page.
- Riverwatch Self-Storage provides storage for our thrift store donations.
- My Board of Directors gives me wise counsel, support, and help through the difficult times. They assist with our special events and give many hours.
- Churches, Sunday school classes, and individuals send a check each and every month.
- Volunteers help me keep our thrift store in business.
- Virginia Summerall writes the checks, keeps accurate records, and handles the processing and mailing of our newsletter.
- Mike Armstrong gives presentations to church groups and civic organizations and does interviews on television and radio.
- The Border Bash Foundation gives us grants. Mike Armstrong and Tommy Rogers are our advocates with the foundation.
- We have received four grants from the Masters Golf Tournament. The Community Foundation of the Central Savannah River Area manages these funds.
- InkBoy Ink & Toner Outlet prints our newsletters.
- Tom Johnson processes and mails our newsletters.
- WRDW - News 12 includes Julie’s House in their “Time to Care” promotion every January and their “Family Fair” every spring.
- The good citizens of our community donate many, many items for our thrift store.
A huge and heartfelt “thank you” to those who have so generously helped me keep Julie’s House afloat since 2005! I apologize if I have inadvertently missed someone!
Ben Belding, owner of Belding Construction Company, donated a cargo container for storage at our thrift store. Thank you, Ben! It is a huge help in managing our big inventory of donated items.
I have decided to discontinue this newsletter and put my time and efforts into writing grants and managing Julie’s House and Making Ends Meet Bargain Center. We will communicate on our web site - www.julies-house.org - and our Facebook page - Making Ends Meet Bargain Center - Julie’s House Thrift Store.
Making Ends Meet Bargain Center
- La Petite Plaza – Suites 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, & 1F
- Off of Washington Road between CSRA Camperland and Bojangle’s
- Regular Hours:
- Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Saturday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- INDEPENDENCE DAY SALE
- Saturday, June 24th
- 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- PRICE REDUCED - $12.50 lb.
- Purchase at Making Ends Meet Bargain Center
- Atwell Pecan Company – Wrens, Georgia
- 2016 Crop, Shelled, Jumbo Halves