Join the Social Action committee the second Thursday of every month as we help feed the homeless and the hungry at Papa Mike’s Café at Poverello House. We meet at 4:30 pm in the TBI front parking lot to carpool downtown. Contributions of clothing, food, bedding, toiletries, or cash also accepted. Contact Judy Haber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 431-2102.
January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, 4:30– 6:00 pm
TBI’S ECO SHELTER COMMUNITY PROJECT
We Did It!
Thanks to all of you who donated to the Social Action Committee’s Ecoshelter Fund
we have met our goal of $5000!
The TBI Ecoshelter is a 100 square foot structure designed by renowned architect Art Dyson that will be built on the grounds of the Dakota Ecogardens at Dakota and Hughes. The shelter will assist a local homeless person to transition to a more functional and independent life by providing a safe and stable environment. All residents are screened by the Ecogardens Board of Directors, must have a plan for how they will transition out of the shelter, submit to drug testing prior to admission and participate in upkeep of the property. By sponsoring one of the 10 planned structures at this site, our Social Action Committee hopes to inspire other faith and business communities to fundraise their own ecoshelters. We also hope to encourage creative and compassionate responses to the challenge of poverty and homelessness in our area.
Join us for our Ground Breaking Ceremony!
March 1, 2015!
As a social action project, the TBI 7th grade class will participate in the groundbreaking on Sunday March 1 at the Dakota Ecogardens at Hughes and Dakota. There are plans for a ceremony, including a short presentation by Art Dyson, to explain the green technology involved. We expect representation from the Fresno City Council and Rabbi Rick has been asked to provide a blessing. There will also be a guided tour of the house and grounds, a garden work party and a potluck lunch. Please look for a follow up email with the planned schedule of events. Parking is limited in the area so carpooling is recommended if you plan to attend.
For more information about the Ecoshelter and the Dakota Ecogardens, please go to dakotaecogardens, check out the video on the KQED website or contact Andrea Farber De Zubiria at email@example.com 824-1083.