We have some exciting news here at Eden House! This Spring, three of our residents will be graduating from our two-year program. Each resident will be moving into her own apartment and will need furniture and other items to make her new place feel like home. Our donors play an important role in helping residents with each step of their journey in recovery, including their transition out of our program and into a new life. Below is a list of items that all three of our graduates will need, along with personal statements from each resident:
Graduation Date: Mid-June
In preparation for her graduation, this resident has been looking back on her experiences at Eden House and all she has learned while here. She said that the most important lesson she learned at Eden House was finding out who she is and who she wants to be in the future-- an empowered, healthy woman who is excited about being an advocate for people. Before coming to Eden House, she sustained a painful back injury, making activities like vacuuming and mopping very difficult for her. Her special request for her new home is a Roomba vacuum cleaner, so that she can do her chores without hunching over.
Graduation Date: Early July
This resident is most looking forward to graduation because she will be reunited with her two children. Her son and daughter will be moving to New Orleans to live with her and go to school in the area. Her requests for her new home revolve around furniture for her children. She is specifically looking for bed sets and dressers that would look nice in the same room, as they will be sharing one. She is also a big fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide and would love an Alabama “A” for her new front door!
If you are interested in providing any of these items for our residents, contact Courtney at email@example.com. As graduation rapidly approaches, we could not be more thankful for donors like you; every gift makes an impact on the lives of our soon-to-be graduates. Moving into a new home is always a difficult process, but for our residents it marks a crucial transition in their lives. Thank you for your continued support of Eden House!
Over the holidays, we sold bracelets made by our residents to benefit Eden House. We are currently trying to assess if there is a demand for additional bracelets, and how customers would like to purchase them. Please participate in our brief survey to help us assess interest.
The residents of Eden House are always grateful for donations, but especially during the holidays. Cold weather is coming fast, four residents are beginning to think about graduation, and much of the furniture and appliances in the house are worn out or broken and need replacing.
Below are a number of ways you can give to Eden House, both financially and in-kind, and make a difference in the lives of trafficking survivors.
To give a financial donation to Eden House, you may mail a check made out to Eden House to our PO Box:
PO Box 750386
New Orleans, LA 70175
You can also donate using PayPal. Click here to donate.
Use Amazon Smile. When you select Eden House as your charity of choice, 0.5% of anything you spend on Amazon will be donated to our organization. Click here to get started.
To donate items to Eden House, contact our program assistant, Courtney at (504) 407-0943 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When donating items like furniture, we usually ask to see pictures of the items and have details about the dimensions to know whether or not it will fit in the house.
As cold weather approaches, Eden House residents are in need of winter clothing, including coats, warm pants, sweatshirts and sweaters. The sizes of our residents include 2, 4, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 24. If you have new or nearly new winter clothes in these sizes, our residents will gladly accept them.
There are a number of items that Eden House currently needs. Below is our holiday wish list for the house:
PLANNING FOR RESIDENTS' FUTURES
Finally, we have four residents who will graduate from Eden House in the late Spring and early Summer. These residents have worked hard to complete our two-year program and are ready to enter the world on their own. They are in need of furniture for their new homes, including chairs, couches, tables, dressers and beds. We are also in need of a storage facility in order to keep furniture that has been donated for our residents while they complete the program.
We always welcome individuals and groups who are willing to give their time to help Eden House. We currently need volunteers who can serve as handy people and help with maintenance on the house. Contact our office at (504) 407-0943 if you have maintenance skills you think Eden House could use.
The staff and residents of Eden House are always grateful for donations, both in-kind and financial. We are lucky to have a community who cares about our mission and wants to improve the lives of trafficking survivors. We are humbled by your generosity, especially during this busy holiday season. If you have any questions, please contact us at (504) 407-0943.
The Women of Eden House