Sylvie loves to wear wool caps, she is prone to chills in the winter, although her room is warm. (If anyone has a spare wool sweater that they don't wear any longer, I think she would love to wear it). She loved the red and blue cap I showed her two days ago, and has been wearing it every day. Sylvie is one of my favorite photo subjects, her face has enormous character, she is usually reading tracts from the Jehovah's Witnesses, she belongs to their church.
On December 2, we are funding an outing to Hubbard Hall (the Arts Center) for their annual Christmas breakfast. The cost was $90 for eight people, it is paid for. I'm going. We have located a farm that will offer sleigh rides for the Mansion residents who can physically make the trip and get into the horse-drawn wagon. I hope to go on that journey also, if it happens.
The Mansion staff is making sure the residents can get up the steps to the wagon and be secure inside. The ride for two hours will cost $300.
In March, we are supporting an Irish band to travel to the Mansion to help them celebrate St. Patrick's day. That will cost about $300 for several hours of music.
Later in the Spring, I hope to sponsor another boat ride on Lake George, the residents had a wonderful time and are still talking about. It was a joy to see them dance. There are no administrative expenses, every penny goes to the residents or the refugees. Thanks.
There is about $1,500 in the Mansion/Refugee Fund. If you wish to contribute to it, you can send a donation to my Post Office Box, P.O. Box 205, Cambridge, N.Y., 12816, or to my Paypal account, [email protected]
Please mark the payment to Mansion, Refugees or both. All donations are kept in a separate bank account, checked regularly by a bookkeeper and also by a certified accountant.