HOUSE NEWS: Need pizzas for Wednesday’s cafe! And Art for All Christmas gifts are half-price!
This week will be our last week of the Fall 2011 semester before we take a short holiday break. So if you need to get your GCW fix in, this is the week to do it!
ON THE MENU – PIZZA, PIZZA, PIZZA: Wednesday’s cafe will be the last cafe of the semester, and tradition demands that we make pizza! We’ll be serving homemade salads and homemade pizzas and want to invite others to help. We’ll be making 4-8 homemade pies at the house, but we could use many more! Can you help? Consider either 1) making a homemade pizza at your home and dropping it off at the cafe anytime between 11:45am and 2pm, or 2) purchase a pizza from one of our local pizzerias–Big Lou’s, Satchel’s, Leonardo’s, Five Star, Mamma Mia’s, etc–and drop it off at the house during the same time frame. Let us know if you’ll be able to bring a pizza to the house so we can plan accordingly.
ART FOR ALL ITEMS HALF-PRICE THIS WEEK: Our Art for All sale was a great success, but we still have a quite a few things left – and very little storage space. They are nice things, made with love, and many quite practical. If you have some last minute shopping to do, please consider shopping with us and supporting a good cause! We will be here this week, Monday through Friday between 10 and 5. Call if you want to pick something up during other hours: 371-4695. You can check out photos of the gifts here!
- For stockings: beaded coil bracelets $2 – $5, urban flower bows and headbands $2, necklaces $5, bottle-top magnets $1, cup coozies $2, bookmarks $.50
- For Christmas – paper crane ornaments $4, jewelry-sized gift boxes $2, and holiday earrings $3
- For everyday use – recycled t-shirt rugs $15, quilted coasters $5, aprons $5
- For the cold: hand-knit hats $7, and t-shirt “snecklaces” $2
You can also honor a friend or family member by giving a gift to the Breakfast Brigade. For $20 you will receive a handmade Christmas card for giving that says: “In your name the gift of a warm breakfast has been given to ten folks waiting before dawn for day labor.” Thanks for your support!
We rely on the gifts and contributions of family and friends to be able to do this work. Once or twice a year, we send out a short appeal asking folks to please help if they are in a position to do so. We’ll be sending that appeal out within the next week or so (via email and along with a newsletter, hopefully!). If you can give a little something extra at this time of year, we would be ever so grateful! You can drop your contribution by the house or send it to us in the mail at 218 NW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.
We wish you peace during this Advent season, and hope you have a wonderful holiday break! See you in January if we don’t see you this week!