Aug 31, 2020

Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI

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Dear Imani House Family,

We hope this update finds you well in spite of the situation in our Nation and the World as a whole. We at IHI are still persevering and hope you have as well! Thank you for your past and future support.

This year as usual our Summer Camp was a success due to your input. While activities were scaled back and we accommodated less children, things still went extremely well! We served 50% of our usual enrollment of 120 children because of the pandemic; of which 20 children attended in person and the remaining 40 children participated virtually.

This year we really did not expect to hold a summer program. During a "normal" year, preparation for the summer program usually starts a few weeks before school closes, so we could put all the controls in place to offer our young people the best summer ever. This year though, we were informed by City and State regulators that there would be no summer youth funding available because of covid-19 closures. 

As the situation in NY improved, at the last-minute regulators decided it was okay to open our summer program which put a severe strain on the agency. Imagine, we had only a few weeks to prepare an entire summer program! That included staffing, activities, enrollment and other important logistics. In addition, we had to move our program to a new unfamiliar location to provide the program. It was a very taxing process, but we knew our communities' children were relying on us. We could not let them down! Our program was one of their only reprieves from months of sheltering in place.

Children that attended in person received-archery, STEM activities, fitness, sports and arts & crafts; while virtual participants engaged in poetry, storytelling, gaming, physical fitness and more. They all had a great summer!

We hope you can contribute again next year or towards our school year program which begins in September. If not, at very least we urge you to spread the great work our agency does to your networks. Remember the saying we often use- "It Takes A Village to Raise a Child".  The bigger our village grows the more we can continue providing services to those who need them most! 

Wishing you the best!

 

Sincerely,

Bisi Ideraabdullah

Executive Director

Engineering a Marshmallow & Spaghetti Tower
Engineering a Marshmallow & Spaghetti Tower
Youth Engineering
Youth Engineering
The Art of Archery
The Art of Archery
Imani House Gaming Club
Imani House Gaming Club
Arts&Crafts with Rainbow Scratch offs
Arts&Crafts with Rainbow Scratch offs
S'mores Day
S'mores Day
Imani House 1st place Winner for Attendance
Imani House 1st place Winner for Attendance
Imani House 2nd place Winner for Attendance
Imani House 2nd place Winner for Attendance
Our 1st Place Winner for Imani House Attendance
Our 1st Place Winner for Imani House Attendance

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May 21, 2020

COVID-19 & Imani House Family Health - Liberia

Dear Friends of Imani House,

Thanks so much for your support and well wishes.  We truly are in this together this time.  Who would guess that a worldwide epidemic would infect and shut down the entire world? We hope that you are well.

A picture is worth more than words. I hope you will take a moment to look at some of the attached photos, excerpts from our newsletters, our web site, a report on the COVID-19 in Liberia, or our video.

Attached Contents & Heath Care News:

  • Imani Speaks Newsletter 2010–US Embassy Clinic expansion community celebrates
  • Newsletter 2012–Moms get layettes, Teens Teach Prevention of pregnancy and HIV
  • Newsletter 2013–Mothers tell Nurses thanks, PA holds newborn, front view of our Clinic
  • Newsletter 2019–Mobile Clinic on the move, Health Manual-Health Education Classes
  • COVID-19 report on Liberia
  • Imani House Website
  • Short video on the History of Imani House (6 Minutes)

For over 30 years we have waded through war and kidnappings, poverty, Ebola, and now COVID-19.  But nothing has shut us down and I can assure you that we're not going anywhere. We're a tough organization and we understand better than most what it takes to persevere.

Imani House is fighting the Virus as we have fought all the obstacles of the past. But our funding base continues to dwindle as contributor’s attention turns inward across the world.

Please consider a donation, no matter how small, to help Imani House get through this. This important Clinic and our staff served over 18,000 mothers and children in 2019!  Thank you for considering us, and please take care of yourself.

Warmest wishes,

Bisi Ideraabdullah, Exec. Dir.

Imani Speaks Newsletter 2013
Imani Speaks Newsletter 2013
Imani Speaks Newsletter 2010
Imani Speaks Newsletter 2010

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May 6, 2020

Giving Tuesday: COVID-19 and Imani House

Dear

 

We sincerely hope that this update finds you safe and well. We wanted to reach out and thank you again for your past support, and also update you on the effects of this catastrophic pandemic on Imani House programs.

Our staff is working through the end of the school year, June 30th. They have become expert at providing digitized activities and interactions with our students. Unfortunately we have been informed that the City will NOT support the Summer Camp. This adds another layer of trauma to our parents, the children and Imani House.

For over 23 years Imani House has operated in our community.  We have waded through numerous obstacles but I can assure you that we're not going anywhere. We're a tough organization and we understand what it means to persevere.

That being said, the pandemic has undeniably hurt our organization and drastically depleted our financial base.  

Please contribute whatever you can afford to assist. We look forward to your generosity being the platform that we continue to stand on to build a better community for all of us.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bisi Ideraabdullah

Executive Director

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