*We applied for our 501(c)3 Non-profit status and by March, we were up and running.
*Jennifer joined 100 Women Who Care, and Harlie’s Angels was nominated to be in the running for over $20,000.
*We started our website – www.https:harliesangels.com . Thank you to Michael Paul at fuseologycreative.com!
*1st official donation was made and deposited into the bank. Thank you, Alice and Tom,!
*Harlie’s Angels name was drawn to talk at the 100 Women Who Care Meeting and we won $21,000! This is the beginning to a wonderful year of giving back.
*Donated $500 to 7 local high schools for Sports Scholarships.
*Started making community connections with other small non-profits in our area
.*Met with teens at the Boulevard Teen Center in Longview and talked about Harlie’s Angels and how they can make a difference in our community. Began working with the teens and staff to find out their needs for the center. We were able to partner with The Grove church to purchase a basketball hoop for the kids to play on in the church’s parking lot.
*Senior Citizen Project – Harlie loved her grandparents but she also loved everyone else’s as well. We were able to help 8 seniors with yard work or home repairs. We have some very special grandmas and grandpas in Castle Rock. Fellowship of Christian Athletes along with many of our supporters came out to help. We had children, teens and adults volunteering with this project. It was awesome to see the generations working together.
*We purchased backpacks and school supplies along with hygiene items for the teens at the “Boulevard Teen Center”.
*Harlie’s Hoops Process Begins – The kids at the Teen Center really want a basketball court, so we thought, why not? Harlie’s Hoops got the approval from the Parks and Rec department and we got the first approval from the Historic and Preservation Society. This is a long process, but we are willing to put in the work to make this vision a reality. The court would be covered and have lights, so the community can play on it all year round and all times of the day. Lots of fundraising is in our near future.
*Hosted a Christmas Party for the Teen Center. Everyone had a great time eating pizza, decorating cookies, singing a little karaoke, and of course receiving a gift. A good time was had by all!
*Jen’s Kindergarten learned the importance of giving during this time of the year. They made Christmas bags for the less fortunate in our area. These bags included hats, gloves, socks, hygiene items and snacks. All together they made 40 bags for adults and 10 for children. Each bag also contained a handmade card that read, “God Loves You!”. The bags were distributed at a community meal held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longview.
*We were able to adopt 5 families thanks to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gloria dei Lutheran, Purchasing Department at Kapstone, DNR of Castle Rock, along with private donations.
*We put together over 100 “Comfort bags” for children in the Social Services System in Cowlitz County. These bags include a blanket, teddy bear, hygiene items, a book and more. Our bags are used when a social worker needs to make a visit to the child’s home on an investigation of abuse/neglect. We were also able to get things organized to start a Harlie’s Comfort Bags in Waupaca County in Wisconsin.
Thank you for your donations, your love and support, and your prayers to make Harlie’s Angels a success in its first official year!
“IF GOD IS FOR YOU, WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU” – Romans 8:31
Forever Grateful – The DesArmo family