Dec 28, 2017

Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI

Drumming to the Beat with Steelpan
Drumming to the Beat with Steelpan

Here at Imani House, the start of a new year means planning is underway for another unforgettable CAMP IMANI and Walk-to-Live! Summer for middle and upper class families is usually a time when children are sent away to exciting camps with music, athletics, fun and learning.  In contrast, most of the children Imani House serves come from families who could never afford summer camp or the type of specialized instructors IHI provides.  They are instead left to play in the streets or stay inside with the TV as a companion.

At IMANI HOUSE we believe all children deserve to play, build friendships, and learn new skills. Thanks to your support, last year CAMP IMANI and our after-school programs supported over 500 underserved children in Brownsville at PS150, the poorest neighborhood left in all of NY, and in South Brooklyn at PS282.

 Please Join hands with us to provide a quality Summer Camp experience to these fine children. With your support we'll also be able to celebrate our annual Walk-to-Live on June 2nd, a walkathon dedicated to raising awareness of childhood obesity. Help us give them the opportunity for greatness, the opportunity to see another side of life.  

 Through your generosity these special children are able to access this holistic camp FREE of charge. They will receive an amazing assortment of fun filled activities in an enriching, secure environment.

 Our full-time Summer Camp provides exciting trips, music, dance, karate, steel pan, archery, chess, arts and crafts, leadership development and trips galore. CAMP IMANI is open five days a week for a full 7 weeks of summer.  

CAMP IMANI helps improve their outlook on life. Studies have shown that a happy child is more likely to succeed, have high self-esteem, develop their leadership abilities and be more willing to help others.  We can make a difference. We have seen marked behavioral and social development improvements in the children who attend our program

 Summer is quickly approaching, we hope you keep Imani House in mind when you think of your giving. We appreciate your continued support.

 

Warm wishes,

 Bisi Ideraabdullah, Executive Director

Archery with Coach Brown
Archery with Coach Brown
Camp Activities at Prospect Park
Camp Activities at Prospect Park
Strategizing Chess Moves
Strategizing Chess Moves
Nov 29, 2017

Give Towards our $50,000 Goal - Keeping a 33-Year Dream Alive

Instructor teaching Women's Manual
Instructor teaching Women's Manual

     In 1985, my husband and I moved to Liberia not as missionaries, but as individuals with a mission. Just two years earlier I had gone into labor while on vacation in South Carolina, and what should have been a joyous moment quickly became one of the darkest, as I was refused medical attention due to lack of insurance. Had I been treated, Imani Ideraabdullah would have been 35 years old today. She lives on and is the inspiration for the work of Imani House.

     Out of deep frustration came the wish to protect future mothers from the nightmare I’d lived on that fateful day at Roper Hospital. With our five children, my husband and I left the United States for a country whose history is embedded with the stories of America’s emancipated slaves and whose people we wanted to empower in whatever way we could. What started as a small school in 1985 has blossomed into a full-scale program that proudly serves over 17,000 mothers and children a year. For the past 33 years, Imani House has provided medical care, vocational training, and literacy classes for the people of Liberia.

   Imani House is tremendously proud of it’s achievements and the acknowledgements we’ve received over the last 33 years. In 1991, US Ambassador to Liberia Peter Jon de Vos had this to say:

     “…Please be aware of the utmost respect and admiration I have for the two of you and your tremendous humanitarian efforts. …During the shooting phase of the war, at considerable personal risk, you went to great lengths to assist abandoned children through Imani House, many of those children survived… Moreover I shall never forget your devotion to those poor souls stricken by cholera at the Island Clinic"

    Join in us in celebrating our most recent triumphs like this year’s Liberian Women’s Health manual and help us  keep the dream alive by donating towards new projects like our vocational training center so that we may provide women and men with the skills they need to secure a stable job. With your help we can reach our current goal of $50,000 in order to reach additional Liberians in need during this season of Thanks and Giving. Your donation will continue to bring the resources needed to support the health and well being of families, but perhaps most importantly, present the tools through with self empowerment and a sense of pride in oneself becomes a reality.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season,

Bisi Ideraabdullah                                                                                                                                                                Executive Director  

Student in Literacy Program
Student in Literacy Program
Liberian Women's Health Manual
Liberian Women's Health Manual
IHI Clinic Through the Years: From 1991 til Today
IHI Clinic Through the Years: From 1991 til Today
Baby Treated at IHI Clinic
Baby Treated at IHI Clinic

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Oct 4, 2017

SUMMER 2017 WAS A SUCCESS: THANK YOU!

Dear 

It was an exciting summer for IMANI HOUSE! Your support allowed Camp Imani to continue providing rewarding activities and opportunities for 400 children from disadvantaged families and neighborhoods in Brooklyn. This summer was a unique one with new initiatives, learning experiences and activities.  

Thank You For Your Donations: Your generous donation ensured that the Imani House summer camp programs remained free for these children, who are given the opportunity to improve their social skills as well as form valuable friendships for life, with no financial burdens or constraints upon their parents.

This Year's Summer Camp: Camp Imani House is open 5 full days a week for 7 weeks. This summer we took trips to Sesame Place, the Bronx Zoo, FunFusion, NY Aquarium, Brooklyn Clayhouse, Pier 6 Roller Skating and more. Some of our Imani House activities included Dance, Archery and African Drumming, 

Building Imani House's Future: Continued support through our donors will greatly benefit the children who deserve a worthwhile summer to remember. Next summer, Imani House looks forward to introducing our kids to many new experiences in a warm and welcoming environment.

Our Reputation: We are licensed and insured and employ only the most qualified staff to participate in our programs, not just during the summer but throughout the year. Having fun is a top priority for us, but safety is just as important.

Please remember the children of Imani House, the smiles and memories our programs continue to bring them. We thank you for your continued support and can’t wait to update you on the progress and success of our afterschool program this year!

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