November 20 Newsletter
So much to be Thankful for...
We have to start this one out with a HUGE shout out to Gallatin Refugee Connections! In one day, this Bozeman group collected enough Welcome Kits for newly resettled families that they filled and entire trailer (and then some!) that is arriving in Missoula TODAY! So impressed and so so thankful. Way to kick off the giving season with a bang!
Despite the huge heart-breaking slowdown of refugees nationwide (Contact your representatives! Sign petitions! They hear us!) during an even more heightened crisis of forcibly displaced, persecuted and vulnerable people across the globe, Missoula continues to be able to welcome refugee families through the International Rescue Committee. We are so so grateful to be a part of this work and to meet people at our door with a smiling face, a warm coat, and a little hand on the path to a safe and welcoming home full of kindness and opportunity. Thank you also to the newest members of our board who will be joining us on this always exciting journey.
Enjoy your week. I hope it is spent with lots of friends and family sharing WAY TO MUCH food ;) Speaking of food... you have to check out the info below on our newest "cultural immersion" offering!
In love and gratitude,
That Giving Time of Year...
Couldn't participate in the awesome donation drive in Bozeman? How about #GivingTuesday! Taking place on November 28th, this is a really easy and wonderful way to do your year end giving. We made it through 2017 thriving because of your gifts last year! Our programing and 2018 goals (think- more lectures, cultural events, FOOD, and classes for refugee families) depend on your generosity again. We have a couple AMAZING matches that we will really need your help achieving. Check out more info here and be ready for lots of updates through out the day!
Reservations open for the first Monthly Soft Landing Supper Club!
What: "A Taste of Eritrea"- A family style dinner with guest chef Negasi Weldense Gebreyesus
Where: Burns St. Bistro
When: Dec. 9th, 6p
How: Call Burns St. at (406) 543-0719 to make reservations.
Please direct all other questions to Soft Landing Missoula.
This is not to be missed and will fill up FAST! Look here for more information.
This year we will again be at the Missoula holiday MADE fair on Dec 10th! Check out more information on where and when to find ushere! We will not only be bringing our smiling faces and info on how to get involved, but also our AWESOME t-shirts and sweatshirts ;)
Another Shout Out to our newest board members!
Welcome to the team! These are really incredible folks who will be adding so much experience and enthusiasm to our vision and programing. Check them out here and give anyone you know on this list a big high five!