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Congratulations to Gilgal Graduate Yesenia B.!
Read about Yesenia in our June newsletter.
Check out our June Newsletter!
Merry Christmas from the Women of Gilgal!
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Donella Cranford (r) and Women After God's Own Heart (WAGOH) invited the women of Gilgal to their Christmas Brunch. What a lovely affair.
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Meet Gilgal Moms that have been reunited with their children. Learn about how GSU Nursing Students are impacting lives at Gilgal. Read about what Gilgal residents are grateful for.
Emory Goizueta Board Fellows Program
Gilgal, Inc. has been selected by Emory’s Goizueta Business School as one of their non-profit partners for the 2011-2012 Emory Goizueta Board Fellows Program. Two Emory Goizueta MBA students will serve on Gilgal’s Board of Directors as nonvoting board members for the six months.
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Meet several of the wonderful volunteers and our our new Gilgal Living editor, Courtney Cater.
Reminding us that we can….
Just recently, a resident and I were at the Home Depot picking up a few items, light bulbs, mop heads, and a couple of kitchen faucets. A very kind Home Depot employee named “Ace” assisted us with our selection of the faucets. Afterwards, he commented “you do know that you can install these faucets?” I had never even considered that I might be capable. He opened the package and began to explain to us how to do it and reminded us again that we could. When we returned to Gilgal, Yesenia and Sara, got under the kitchen sink, followed his instructions and installed our new faucet. (They didn’t want me to get dirty, so, I was invited to watch them.) There were cheers and applause when water flowed from our new faucet. Woo hoo! Thanks to “Ace” from the Cascade Home Depot for saving us a bill from the plumber and for the priceless feeling that comes with a job well done! Maybe you have skills that you would like to share with Gilgal. Call me at 404-305-8007. Val Cater, Executive Director
An anonymous donor has awarded a “challenge grant” to Gilgal, Inc., a Christ-centered recovery program for homeless, addicted women throughout metro Atlanta. The donor agreed to match any contributions made to Gilgal, dollar for dollar, up to $7500, from now until September 29th, 2011.
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2011 has been a busy year for the staff, Volunteers, and residents of Gilgal. For a review, please click on the report below:
July 4th Cookout at Gilgal
While the Country celebrated its’ freedom with fireworks, food, family and friends so did the women of Gilgal.
Gilgal may not have had the crowd of Peachtree Street or Macys for the festivities, but there was no shortage of food or friends and family. We were not without fireworks either; all you had to do was look at the ladies to see their hearts swell with fireworks of joy and love that exploded in every direction. One of our Board Members, “Chef” Charles and his assistant Ryan (his son) sweated from the soaring heat of the day grilling sausages, hotdogs and burgers.
The ladies showed off their culinary skills with potato salad, green salad, baked beans and coleslaw. Oh, let us not forget the scrumptious pies like potato, pumpkin and of course the million dollar pie. Um, Um Good! Excitement was in the air, as Board Members played a very competitive game of cards with residents. There was the junk talking, bragging, and shrills of delight when someone barely made their books. A couple of times the game was so intense that Board Member, Kyara stood to slam her cards down with more of that “Slam” sound. You card players know how we do it.
Then there was the word game going on with a couple of the ladies and Ryan, one would say a word and the other had to say a word to coincide with it. Then there was the conversation over who fed the cat and what she was fed. The laughter filled my soul and the camaraderie was awesome. We must do it again!
Yes, I tell you 4th of July at Gilgal was the place to be. We wish to thank Charles for not only cooking but also providing the food and to the ladies “THANK YOU” for your delicious delights.
So the next time you want to celebrate (any occasion and if you at a loss for one, please feel free to create one), offer to volunteer or if you are interested in financially supporting Gilgal we invite you to come on out for a visit. The ladies will be delighted to receive you and provide a tour of their residence. Arrangements be made by contacting Ms. Val Cater at 404-305-8007.
Yes, the 4th of July was a blast and huge success! See photos below...
Staff and Residents of Gilgal join the Women's Ministry of First Baptist Church of Atlanta to attend the final season of the Atlanta Passion Play!
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