Updates from Pat . . . Julie’s House came into existence in 2004. We began with no money - only an overwhelming desire to “help the helpless” - children that do not have a place to call home. Our message has spread throughout our community and, as you can see from our newsletters, God’s people are responding in great numbers. God said that He will “graciously give us all things” that we need to fulfill our mission and He is keeping His promise. To God be the glory!
WRDW-TV News 12 chose Julie’s House as their January “Time to Care” organization. They asked our citizens to “clean out closets” and donate items to our thrift store. On January 19th, the news team came to our Making Ends Meet Bargain Center and featured us on the noon, 5 o’clock, and 6 o’clock newscasts. We received an enormous amount of donations. Thank you, WRDW-TV News 12 team - Shannon Powell, Marketing/Promotions Director; Bryce Crap, Station & Community Events Director; Liz Owens, Investigative Reporter; and Colin Hilson, Chief Photojournalist and Satellite Truck Operator - for doing a superb job and giving us this opportunity to share our message!
Maddy Elledge and Kayla Lyle selected Julie’s House as the subject of their High School Senior Projects. Maddy is a senior at Lakeside High School and Kayla is a senior at Evans High School. Maddy sponsored a fundraiser dinner at her church, Aldersgate United Methodist, and raised $690.33. She also collected many nice donations for our thrift store. Maddy’s mom, Jennie Montgomery, WJBF-TV Channel 6 News Anchor, hosted a fundraiser dinner for us several years ago and Maddy became interested in our ministry at that time. Kayla held a work party at our thrift store. She and her friends did a superb job. Thank you, Maddy and Kayla, for your help and support and for allowing me the privilege of working with you!
Our shelter is getting a much-needed new roof due to the fundraising efforts of the Cook/Malzer/Hale Sunday school class at Warren Baptist Church. Nicholas Redfern is spearheading the project. This class, again this year, selected Julie’s House as their “Impact Augusta” project. On March 3rd, they held a work party at our thrift store, did repairs at our shelter, and helped us box and transport truckloads of donated items from the Broad Street Ministry Center yard sale. Thank you, Nicholas, Cook/Malzer/Hale Sunday school class, and contributors! Thank you, Broad Street Ministry Center, for the donations! Kaye Morris is their director. Thank you, Kaye!
The Sorrells/Middleton Sunday school class and Anderson Ladies Group from Warren Baptist Church also did their “Impact Augusta” project at our thrift store. Thank you, Sorrells/Middleton Sunday school class and Anderson Ladies Group, for making our store neat, tidy, and beautiful!
The High School Girls Group from Warren Baptist Church held a work party at our thrift store. Lauren Starnes and Courtney Parker are their leaders. Thank you, High School Girls Group, Lauren, and Courtney, for your help and support!
The Burchard Bible Study Class of West Acres Baptist Church has done many projects at our shelter to include cleaning the garage, connecting a washer and dryer, building shelves, and installing sheet rock. They donated all of the materials for the projects. They, also, helped box and transport the donations from the Broad Street Ministry Center. Robert Farmer leads the team. Thank you, Mr. Farmer and Burchard Bible Study Class!
Such an outpouring of Christian love and generosity by so many people is indescribable! I appreciate all of you so very, very much! (Continued on next page)
One of the ladies will be moving from Julie’s House in a couple of months. She now has a good job with benefits and will soon have a driver’s license and vehicle. She and her precious baby girl have been with us twenty-one months. The baby was nine months old when we gave them shelter. She is now walking and talking and cute as can be.
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all . . .”
Making Ends Meet Bargain Center Bag Days
April 4, 5, 6, & 7 and May 2, 3, 4, & 5$5.00 for a bag of clothes, shoes, purses, stuffed animals, and/or books
La Petite Plaza – Suites 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, & 1F. Off of Washington Road between CSRA Camperland and Bojangle’s
Making Ends Meet Bargain Regular Store Hours
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday – 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – Saturday – 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Upcoming events . . . Support group meetings - March 22 and April 26. For more information and reservations, call 706-836-2781. We serve dinner.
Julie’s House, Inc., is incorporated as a nonprofit organization, is registered with the GeorgiaSecretary of State, and has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. All contributions are tax deductible.