Anawim - Shelter for Homeless Women

$2,160 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 16 months
EJ
eva janiszewski  CHICAGO, IL
About 5 years ago as a group of volunteers named Brygada Bratnich Dusz, we started to organize charity events to help people in need, especially in the polish community.
              This year we would like to help and give support to one of the most remarkable person in the community - Mrs. Teresa Mirabella.  For over 25 years, she has dedicated her life to help homeless, mostly people who struggle with addictions, working in the shelter Anawim for homeless eastern-european men.  
            As a nurse, in 2013, Teresa was named the winner of the Nursing Excellence GEM Award (national competition) in the Volunteerism and Service category. 
            Splitting her time between work in the hospital and work as a director of a homeless shelter, she still had motivation to do more.  Teresa's new goal was to organize a shelter for homeless women, as she felt the great need for that. 
         What was amazing, was the fact that Teresa was saving her own money for that project, and when she was finally ready, she purchased the building to acomplish her goal.
        The building needs complete renovation and the work is in progress already. But there is still a lot more to do, and more money to spend in order to finish this project.  That is why we want to start this fund - LET'S HELP TERESA SO SHE CAN CONTINUE HER GREAT WORK TO HELP OTHERS!!!

       Thanks to the courtesy of Polish Women's Alliance of America, who also supports this project, we were able to provide additional information with more details regarding this project below.

"Update on the Anawim Shelter for Women Project
Work is steadily progressing on the interior and exterior renovations for the Anawim Women's Shelter (a 501 ( c ) 3 Not For Profit) located in the Humboldt Park area in Chicago, IL thanks to the ongoing support from the Polish/American community and other generous individuals and buisnesses here in Illiois and beyond.
Most of the labor, including the architect, general contractor, tradesmen and other workers have pledged their services pro bono. In addition, residents of the Anawim Men's Shelter, also located in Chicago, are providing their labor, in appreciation for the assistance and shelter that they have been given, in their time of need.
Currently, the plumbing is being put into place so that the cement can be poured for the lower level floor, after which all electrical and HVAC work will be completed. Beams are being put into place on all three (3) levels, after which insulation and dry wall will be installed. New windows that were purchased at a greatly reduced price, due to a generous donation are being delivered in the coming weeks.
While there is still much work ahead, the progress being made on a weekly basis brings this much needed project closer to becoming a reality. Completion is anticipated by mid-2016."

We are very grateful for all the help and support! Together we can do great things.  :)
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$2,160 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 16 months
Created November 25, 2015
EJ
eva janiszewski  
AK
$20
Anna Kujawska
3 months ago
JP
$10
Joanna Pietkiewicz
3 months ago

Ewa Janiszewski "dusza nie człowiek "wspaniała przyjaciółka.Osoba o wielkim sercu ,ciepła i wrażliwa na ludzkie cierpienie .

KS
$10
Kasia Szyrner
3 months ago

Agnieszka Madej"Dusza nie czlowiek" Wyjatkowa kobieta!Inteligedna z wspanialym poczuciem humoru.Kiedy zmarl moj ojciec w Polsce ,Agnieszka byla moim aniolem.Zaopiekowala sie moimi dziecmi przez caly tydzien pomimo natloku wlasnych obowiazkow.Dziekuje ze jestes! Love you Agnieszka !!!

KS
$10
Kasia Szyrner
3 months ago

Joanna Pietkiewicz "Dusza nie czlowiek"Kobieta o wielkim sercu,zawsze pamietajaca o bliznich w potrzebie.Niewyczerpane poklady emapatii!Nigdy nie osadza czlowieka na podsatawie opinni innych.Love you,dziekuje ze jestes!

AM
$10
Aga Madej
3 months ago

TOMEK MADEJ "Dusza nie czlowiek" Za ciepło, serce i niesamowitość. Najlepszy partner na świecie i otwarty na pomaganie. Mój Najmilejszy.

AJ
$10
a j
3 months ago

Darek Gorecki - potrafi poswiecic swoj czas, prace, srodki finansowe na pomoc innym ludziom. Od kilku lat we wspanialy sposob, profesjonalnie wspomaga akcje charytatywne.

AJ
$10
a j
3 months ago

Piotr Wolak wraz z zona - bardzo chetnie angazuja sie i pomagaja innym. Maja otwarte, piekne serca i wrazliwosc na ludzka niedole.

AJ
$10
a j
3 months ago

EWA SUSMAN - nominowana do tytulu "Dusza Nie Czlowiek" Ewa ma w sobie wiele pozytywnej energii, spontanicznosc. Jest super przyjaciolka, otwarta, przynoszaca radosc innym ludziom.

AM
$10
Aga Madej
3 months ago

Karolina Homolewski "Dusza nie człowiek " Za wielkie serce i bezinteresowna pomoc dzieciom w Polsce chorym na zanik mięśni rdzeniowych.

TM
$10
Tomek Madej
3 months ago

PIOTR KOCHANOWICZ "Dusza nie czlowiek" Za całokształt... za to ze jest Dusza nie człowiek!

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