December 12, 2017 Newsletter

2017- Going out with Bang!

Saturday night was magical.  We put on our first monthly Soft Landing Missoula Supper Club at Burns St. Bistro featuring an incredible guest chef from Eritrea- Negasi Weldense Gebreyesus. We all shared spicy and savory stews served on collective platers and then heaped on Injera, a traditional flatbread made from fermented Teff flour.  The food was incredible and the company superb.  We have come to believe in food as an important way to learn about other cultures and traditions, to build a shared community, to enrich the fabric of our city, and to ultimately uphold our mission of creating a safe and welcoming home for refugees in Missoula.  You are invited to join us each month, for all of those reasons, or simply because it is so delicious! Stay tuned…

We at Soft Landing feel so fortunate and grateful for an incredible 2017, Missoula’s first full year of welcoming refugees. We are humbled by all of our new experiences, friendships, and knowledge, and feel forever in debt to the families who have landed in Missoula and invited us to share even a small part of their lives.  All that we were able to do this year was made possible through your support, volunteerism, and yes- donations.  WE have built something amazing- together.  Come play with us in 2018- there is plenty more ahead (she says with a twinkle in her eye)!

In love and gratitude and of course, Happy Holidays,

Mary Poole

Still time for Year End Giving

So many of you showed up for GivingTuesday and collectively gave over $10,000!  We have also already started to see an outpouring of support from our Year End mailing.  If you haven’t yet had the chance, but would like to support Soft Landing Missoula and a robust 2018, please consider making a Year End tax-deductable donation.  More info available here.

Holiday Office Closure

We plan on spending as much time with friends and families as possible during the holidays. We hope you are able to do the same. Although we will be periodically checking email and will continue to respond to the needs of clients during this time, the Soft Landing office will be closed from Wednesday December 20 through Tuesday January 2. 

Love our SWEET t-shirts and hoodies?

You can now buy them online!  Here is how. PS- buying online won’t be the way to go for Christmas presents, but you can always stop by the office before the 20th to see what we have in stock!  Thanks Jenn Prinzing for being such a talented and rad designer!!!