ABODE has received two very important grants that, along with YOUR donations have successfully put us to the top of our building campaign goals!
We are pleased to announce a grant by the Meadows Foundation to be used to complete the building of the home at 8619 Post Oak Lane.
Two Grants to Reach One Goal
We are especially pleased to announce the generous grant of $50,000 from the Meadows Foundation will allow us to successfully complete our $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home.
We are also pleased to announce a $25,000 grant from the Greehey Family Foundation to be used for operating expenses for daily care for up to 70 guests a year who have entered the last few months of life. Our guests will be given care at ABODE by staff and trained volunteers, while the hospice agency visits and provides professional medical care. There will be no cost to our guests. While this grant is helping to cover operational expenses in 2014, we will need $240,000 in operating funds in 2015, so please, donate today!
Opening Celebration Coming Soon
Abode Home's Open House is tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2014. Mark your calendars and keep watching for more details!
ABODE's contractor, Josh Gershner has told us that the building of the home should be finished very soon. The move in and preparation for guests should take about two weeks after that.
About the Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas. The Foundation's mission is to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.
About the Mabee Foundation
The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., a Delaware non-profit corporation, was formed in 1948 by Mr. John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee, with its office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As stated in its charter, the purposes of the Foundation are to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature.
About the Greehey Family Foundation
The Greehey Family Foundation provides funding to improve health and human welfare conditions, to brighten the lives of sick and disadvantaged children, to educate, and to help transform the lives of the homeless.
A Gentle Reminder: We are extremely grateful for the help we have received from these two organizations and others, but we still depend upon every single donation, no matter how large or small. EVERY donation is needed. EVERY donation counts. Yours included!
Have you been wanting to meditate? An interfaith meditation group sponsored by ABODE meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM at Viva Bookstore, 8407 Broadway. Beginners are welcome. In it, we explore meditation as a dimension and practice of contemplative awareness.
Join us anytime.
What is contemplative care?
Contemplative care offers an environment of compassionate presence. It creates stability, confidence, and accepting relationships with our guests. ABODE volunteers are skilled in personal practices, such as prayer, meditation, and art forms that develop these qualities, honoring each person's journey through dying.
Edwin Sasek is an experienced spiritual director, hospice chaplain and founder of ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying. In this video he talks about the process of enriching our lives by consciously embracing death.
a home where contemplative care for the dying is provided free of charge to guests in a simple, welcoming, peaceful environment.
ABODE is also a community education center that honors death and dying as a natural rhythm of life.