Local donors contribute $134K to Bonner Homeless Transitions

By Bonner Homeless Transitions
Reader Contributor

On behalf of the Bonner Homeless Transitions Board of Directors, program managers and employees we want to thank all of the donors in support of the Avenues For Hope Housing Campaign fundraiser, Dec. 9-31, 2021. Because of the donations we received, we had another successful drive. 

Our mission of “helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency and increase the value of their lives” is based on an 85% effective, two-year program which provides case management, employment preparation and enhancement, budgeting and parenting skills as well as providing approximately 10,000 bed-nights annually, with 65% of those belonging to children. 

In appreciation of maintaining this high success rate, Bonner Homeless Transitions also wishes to recognize and thank Bonner Community Health, Sandpoint Community Resource Center, and Probation and Parole for their support and involvement in our program. 

With so many year-end community fundraisers occurring throughout the Christmas and New Year season, our community is exceptional in being extremely generous and heartwarming in meeting the needs of so many different diverse community needs — homeless families, women and children, the food bank, the seniors, abused children, our hospital, scholarships, meals on wheels and so many individuals doing their everyday efforts in helping others. All of these organizations and so many people pitching in, makes our community the very special place that it truly is. 

It is with heartfelt thanks for the numerous donors and sponsors, we were able to raise $134,000, which will see us through another year. We would also like to thank the Idaho Housing and Finance Association for sponsoring the Avenues For Hope Housing Campaign, which raised $10,400 in matching funds.

A special thanks to our donors who contributed $1,000 or more to the success of our campaign:

The Ambrosiani Pastore Foundation, $25,000; Ethan Murray Fund — Justine Murray, $20,000; Mary Jo Ambrosiani, $10,000; Jack Ambrosiani, $10,000; Limerick Charitable Trust, $10,000; Anonymous, $9,000; Ferguson Family Trust, $7,500; Sandpoint United Methodist Church, $3,565; John and Mary McPherson, $2,500; Malcom and Pam Kinney, $2,000; Pat Gooby — A Arons Self-Storage, $2,000; Alan and Laurie Lambert, $1,500; Judith Gehman, $1,000; Justin and Shaunavee Dick, $1,000; Sharie Rowland, $1,000; Judith Fry-McCormish, $1,000; Cliff and Carol Warren, $1,000; John and Debbie Darling, $1,000; Dave Schindler, $1,000; Kealy Boychuck, $1,000; and Rosalind and Mike Holland, $1,000.

We are so grateful to all the donors who so generously donated to the success of our campaign.

Bonner Homeless Transitions is Mary Jo Ambrosiani, president; Ann Gehring, vice president; Kim Woodbridge, secretary; Barbara Oler, director; Janet Pultorak, director; Patty Shook, director; Amber Villelli, director; Joanne Barlow, program manager; Mary Jo Knutson, program manager; John Rogers, maintenance; Judy Raynor, accountant.

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