Archive for June, 2011

These were a harvest from a couple years ago, and this same tree is ready to harvest now!

Let's not let this tree's harvest go to waste this year! Contact me asap to join the Harvest Party!

Hello Angels! I would first like to inform you all of the sweet success of our very first Party for a Purpose, which was hosted by our sweet angels, the Verderame Family, Maggie, Vincent, and their sweet little one, Melina. This was a fundraiser that Melina shared with her 2nd birthday, and we raised over $600.00 in funds, gift cards, and helpful materials (like buckets and gardening tools) to further our cause to reduce our waste, harvest more fruit, and grow more gardens in Las Vegas! Thank you to all who attended, and especially to the Verderame family, for hosting our first party. I invite you all to host your own Party for a Purpose in support of Project AngelFaces now! Its as easy as throwing a small simple gathering, and asking your guests to donate what they can to support our work. Feel free to email me for details, and I will show you how easy it is to help us raise much needed funds to further our work. Thank you!!  

Next, I am Calling All Angels! I am seeking volunteers for a Harvest Party to harvest ripe plums! We have two trees ready to harvest: one in Green Valley, and one near Lone Mountain. I can provide carpool/ride for up to 3 Angels to either side of town, and the times are flexible to your schedule. I have time this week in the morning, from as early as 8 am, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to harvest. If four to five of you angels can make it out, it will not take us more than one hour to harvest these trees! Many hands make light work easy! Morning harvests are relatively cool, making it possible~!

I am able to schedule this harvest to accommodate the scheduling needs of you, my Harvest Partyers! Please will you rise to this occasion? Harvest parties are so much fun, and we are sharing these fruits with elders and youth at risk in the valley who do not otherwise have any fruit in their lives!
Please help me prevent this fruit from being wasted, contact me right away to let me know when it will work best for you to join the Harvest Party FUN, and pick these delicious, nutritious plums to share with elders and youth at risk. Thank you so much!!
Also, if you have not already done so, please take a few moments to subscribe to the Project AngelFaces blog (https://projectangelfaces.wordpress.com), so that you will automatically receive these invitations and this information. I appreciate you doing that, as it simplifies the process of communicating with you for me.
In addition, if you have not already done so (*thank you so much, if you have!) please take a few moments to nominate me for the Women of Worth Contest by L’Oreal Paris and the Points of Light Institute. Visit http://www.womenofworth.com and nominate me, Rhonda K. Killough, for Project AngelFaces. Its simple, easy, and has the potential to have between $10,000 and $25,000 awarded to Project AngelFaces! We can complete both our under-construction gardens (New Vista and Garden Club Henderson) as well as the two on the waiting list (Clark County Whitney Recreation Center Garden; CSN Cheyenne Campus Garden) with those winnings! We can feed so many elders and youth with all that food, just imagine it! I have included attached documents that have all the information you need to complete the nominations, so please, take a few moments to help us gain this much needed recognition and support!
Thank you!! Don’t forget: Contact me so we can harvest these plums asap!!!

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Hello Angels! I hope this finds you all well, healthy, and happy, and enjoying the last of the cool days this amazing summer weather has brought us. What a gift these cool summer days have been! This is a long notice, please read to the end, and thank you!

I am excited to share some news with you all, and I am asking for your help over the next few months. Do you remember when I put out the call for Champions a few months ago?  My reason for asking for this leadership, and these champions is that I am going in for surgery on my hip tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 8 June. I have been searching for the right surgeon to be able to repair all the issues that have been plaguing me with pain and debility for years, and I have finally found him. Tomorrow’s surgery is #19 in my long recovery, and I am very excited to be finally addressing these very intense issues that affect my daily life so much. My recovery period is 3 months, during which time I will not be physically able to continue with programming for several Project AngelFaces programs without champions. Project AngelFaces needs leaders to step up to making the events happen, and the programs run, with my guidance.

The following programs will be affected: New Vista Garden Building, Garden Club, Compost Program, and Neighborhood Fruit Harvest. These programs need your leadership and willingness to become a Project AngelFaces champion in order to continue to function during my recovery!

Will you become a Champion for Project AngelFaces? I hope you will. I have built strong relationships with so many of you, and I hope you will rise to this occasion for committing to your community. Honors student in Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key, or UNLV ANTS, will you champion Garden Club? How about setting up and running the Harvest Parties for the summer? Anyone can step into these roles, as I am here to guide you and can provide you all the equipment and information you will need to fill them. Building and keeping community strong in this way builds our sustainability, and it really is a load of fun. It is soul satisfying, and happy-making work. I hope you’ll become a Project AngelFaces Champion, so these programs can continue to function while I recover from this final surgery. 

Some examples of Champions that have already come forward are Robert Majors. He is hard at work and having fun with friendly volunteers gathering materials to continue building the Garden Club Henderson Garden. He spent yesterday hauling several loads of dirt he has located for the project, and will continue to be a leader for this program. Thank you Robert, for your generous dedication, hard work, and leadership! 

Maggie Verderame is another champion for Project AngelFaces, taking on the leadership of new fundraising efforts with our new Parties for a Purpose Program. She is generously hosting our first fundraising party on 12 June at her home. She has over 60 RSVPs and we are hopeful that we will raise enough funds to cover the costs of incorporating as a non-profit organization: $700.00. Thank you Maggie for being such a creative and generous champion! I am excited to see how much fun Parties for a Purpose will be!  I hope to hear from many others who wish to become a Champion for Project AngelFaces, and help me through this recovery period from this surgery. I thank you all for your continued support for Project AngelFaces!

Last thing: Please will you also nominate me for the Woman of Worth Award by visiting the following link: http://www.womenofworth.com. I have a document with pertinent information you will need to complete this nomination form, and I will send it to you upon request. Please request it of me via email! Thank you, Angels, for everything! with a heart filled with light and Gratitude–Rhonda K. 

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