Halloween Party Cancellation Notice is RECENDED

October 30, 2013 2:30 PM We will have a Halloween Party after all. Through the superhuman efforts of Alicia Gamgenmi who planned the activities, purchased the supplies and worked on the New Center the party will go on as planned. It is planned to be from 7:30 to 9:00 but come any time after 7:00 … Continue 

Halloween Party Cancelled

October 30, 2013 The Halloween Party planned to celebrate the end of the Trick or Treat Drive for Homeless Children will not occur. Every body who could help put it on was engaged in the renovation work on the NEW CENTER. Refreshments (Chocolate and Popcorn) will be served to those dropping off donations at 1114 … Continue 

Renovation of New Center Near the Finish Line– Need Help

Morgan Burnham gave us the following message: Members and Friends of SASMC, It has been an incredibly fortuitous turn of events leading up to our current position at 257 Hildebrand. It’s been a continual gathering of magic and community; volunteers, skilled laborers, leadership, fundraising, and all kinds of other activities and aspirations for this to … Continue 

Trick or Treat Drive for Homeless Children Ends Thursday

October 29, 2013, Please redouble your efforts to collect items that are useful to the Children of Haven for Hope including infants. Please take your donations to the Shambhala Meditation Center at 1114 S. Saint Mary’s between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Oct. 31, 2013. Haunted By Ghosts of the Past By Lorraine Benedetto “Mommy, please, … Continue 

New Poem About Homeless Children and Halloween

“A Homeless Child on All Hallows’ Eve” by Deborah C. Kammer i’ll forgo my treat and not play a trick on you there is one thing you could do spare just a penny or two i could feed my family tonight if everyone gave, we could eat for a week have warm feet i see … Continue 

Halloween Party: Members of Haven For Hope Invited

We have invited members of Haven for Hope to attend our Halloween Party(previously announced) Please come to the Party and meet some of the people we have been collecting for. Further on the party when details are firm. A homeless child living with her parents in a truck The Halloween Hag by Cajungirl Homeless Children … Continue 

Halloween and Children Poetry Contest Entry

Exceptional This work has reached the exceptional level How a scrawny little pumpkin cheers up the children Poor ‘Little Guy’ by Charlotte Partin Homeless Children and Halloween contest entry Artwork by davealpert at FanArtReview.com There was a pumpkin family living in a pumpkin patch Mom and dad and brother were robust, round and fat but … Continue 

Halloween Party Scheduled

October 22, 2013 The culmination for this month’s drive for donations for homeless children will be a Halloween Party. It is scheduled for: Thursday, October 3l, 2013, 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Among the activities scheduled or costume judging and games. Criteria for judging costumes include originality and inexpensiveness. If you would like to help with … Continue 

Halloween Homeless Children Donation Drive Reminder

The Good Witch of Halloween by anthonyshacnofsky Homeless Children and Halloween contest entry Artwork by MGTF Blue at FanArtReview.com It was on the night of Halloween, As I lay in my bed. The strangest sight I’ve ever seen, Came drifting overhead. Alone in the darkness of my room, I lay with bated breath. A witch … Continue 


Amber has requested that we publish her account of work on the center while they are here. She has been keeping a volunteer log of the many hours of hard work that has gone into the center in the past week. Below is her daily list — it is very impressive! This week is the … Continue