Our UMOM luncheon tour for the AzFRW Summer Meeting was a great success. Eighteen women from Republican Clubs all over Arizona participated. Too say they were impressed is an understatement. They came away with a new understanding of homelessness, civilian and military, and of the wonderful work the UMOM staff and all their volunteers are doing for
the families who live there. The ladies delivered donations of clothing, toiletries, toys, books and school supplies that had been collected from their members.
We are working on a project for veteran families at Madison Point Apartments, for low income veteran families. We will organize volunteers to tutor the children and some adults and begin a Read To Me Program. I will have more information later, for those interested in taking part in these programs.
Last month we passed the collection basket to buy the children bathing suits for their annual Fun In The Sun Day. I shopped and delivered twenty seven suits, boys and girls sizes 6 to 18, sixteen pairs of flip flops, eighteen bottles of sunscreen and eight pairs of sunglasses.
Many of these kids will be wearing their first brand new swimsuit. The Fun In The Sun event will take place in June and I'll get photos of the kids.
We will pass the collection basket at our June 8th General Meeting for
Next Step Housing Family Move-in Kits. Each family moving out of UMOM into transitional housing is given a kitchen, cleaning and linen kit.
I have a wonderful poster, with example kits, that I will show you at the meeting.
Thank you and God bless you,
Caring for America Chair