The Annie Ross House – Our New Philanthropic Partnership
At our meeting, we met Angela from The Annie Ross House. This organization works with displaced families to keep them housed, intact as a family unit and transitioning back to a place of independence. We are so pleased they are allowing us to team with them to make a bit of these families homes just a bit brighter! You can read all about the work they do on their website.
For our part, there will many different ways you can get involved; either in the form of donations of your clients furnishings or volunteering your skills as we help ready the properties for their incoming families.
So how can YOU get involved??
- Do you have household items you no longer adore? They need everything you would need to set up a household. These families are in this program as they have almost NOTHING.
- You’ve just outfitted a clients home with new furniture. Would your client love to donate (for a tax-deduction at least) their old furnishings? Often times they’ll realize MORE money back on their taxes than they would have if they opted to consign a piece.
- Are you handy with a paint brush?
- Are you, hmmmmm, a designer with a good eye and a creative spirit?
Our affiliation with the Annie Ross House will give us the ability to do what we love. As the families transition through the program, many are placed in housing on the campus. When a family leaves for greener pastures, they are able to take with them all the furnishings they’ve been using. This creates a constant need for household goods. One of the roles WE get to fill is to help prepare these homes for their new tenants. We’ll have about a month’s notice to prepare, then about a week to ready the home. The repairs and maintenance will be done. They do get regularly donations from other supporters, so it’s not necessary that we furnish everything.
If you’d like to get involved or just need a little more information to make an informed decision, please email Pamela Sandall.