Wednesday, November 19, 2008

News and Needs

This is a good season for us. After School Club continues to thrive as our long-time members bring in new friends, and Janice and Emily become solidified as a team.

We had a great Open House last month, and a Bike Clinic on a sunny Saturday morning, where we--with the help of Performance Bicycles—repaired over 20 neighborhood bikes for free.

Thank you to Mrs. Witters of Fresno Christian, and Ms. Yamaichi of Garfield Elementary, who are conducting drives in their classrooms to raise funds and food for Dakota House. We also thank Mr. Freeman of Fresno Christian, for bringing a great group of students who spent a morning at Dakota House, serving with their hands and hearts.

We have some extra needs this month.

blankets and pots and pans for a needy family

diapers, baby wipes, and formula

2 highchairs


Please help us provide a Thanksgiving meal for our kids at After School Club.

By this Sunday (November 23rd) we need:

2 turkeys




Sparkling cider

Canned green beans

Pumpkin pie filling

If you are able to provide any of these things for our kids and families, please call us at 230-1622. If you need someone to pick up these items, please let us know.

Thank you for your support. We are grateful to God for our Dakota House family, which extends far beyond the boundaries of our neighborhood.


Jamie Barker, Director