It’s amazing how much has been accomplished at Nuestra Casa since Women’s Service Day teamed up with Good Samaritan Ministries, Westcore Neighbors, and New Community/Fourth Reformed Church to renovate an abandoned home in the City of Holland for neighbors to use as a gathering place.
Volunteers, friends, neighbors, and generous donors have given their time and money to procure the materials needed, and make the work happen.
- Women’s Service Day participants raised the roof this year on October 3.
- Companies like Herman Miller and Johnson Controls have donated funds and also provided plenty of volunteers.
- Hope College students contributed volunteer hours for work days both this year and last.
- Women Who Care chose Nuestra Casa for its quarterly donation.
- Tireless construction team leaders have shown up in all kinds of weather–with and without crews—to keep the project moving.
Thanks to the work by so many people, we’ve continued to make great strides in creating “pride of place” in the City of Holland.
But there are still ways to give. In addition to ongoing work days, we’re keeping the online gift registries open for purchasing gifts in kind to help equip Nuestra Casa with necessities for its educational, social, and community programs. Just in time for Cyber Monday! Simply link to our previous post about where and how to shop for Nuestra Casa online.
On December 19, stop by Orange Leaf in downtown Holland and eat yogurt for Nuestra Casa! Ten percent of all profits will go to the neighborhood center that day. Come between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
You can also make a donation for the neighborhood center by writing a check to Good Samaritan Ministries, the project’s fiduciary agent, with “Nuestra Casa” in the memo line and send it to:
Good Samaritan Ministries
513 East 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Or, you can make an online donation through our website.
We appreciate any contribution you can make!
Thank you, and happy holidays!
The Women’s Service Day Organizing Committee
Marcia Davis, Cindy DeGraaf, Sue Gadbois, Angela Griffore, Lois Maassen, Cheryl Murdoch, Kallie Spidahl, Carrie Ypma