Yes, we’re growing,… now with two guests at ABODE and a total of four since the home opened.
Our most recent guest is a 61 year old man with cancer who has no family here and no home. He is being cared for, along with our other guest, by a total of 24 active volunteers. It takes a lot of loving people to take care of those in need, and the home…round the clock.
You can help. If you like to garden, cook, write letters, do laundry, light housekeeping, run errands, or be present by reading or holding a hand, we would like to talk to you. Jane Marie Young, ABODE’s Executive Director, provides an in-depth volunteer training that you will find informative, meaningful, and compassionate.
to see how you can be a part of this loving mission.
Another way you can help is by your caring donation. As a nonprofit organization, we rely solely on private donations along with gifts from corporations and foundations to continue our important work in the community.
To give you an idea of the ongoing expenses at ABODE here are some estimates of costs.
Of course we welcome donations of any size to help ABODE to continue to care for those in need at the end of their lives.
- $1,200 weekly to care for our guests
- $1,000 monthly to cover the cost of utilities
- $550 monthly to pay for groceries
- $250 monthly to pay for our security and cable system
- $150 monthly for office supplies and postage
- $50 to supply fresh linens and toiletries for a new guest
Your donation helps us to care for our guests this spring. Be a part of the beauty of ABODE and our growing family.
With a grateful heart,
Edwin Sasek, ABODE Founder and President of the Board
PS: Take a tour of ABODE every third Thursday of the month 4:30-5:30 PM, call 210-967-9891 for more information.(limit 10)