My involvement in the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House (AHHH) began in 2009 when I was invited as a volunteer to cook dinner for the guests. Sitting down and listening to guests share their personal stories was a pivotal experience for me. This is where it all started, and I haven’t looked back.
The AHHH provides nearly 6,000 guest stayed nights per year and has been doing so since 1982. The atmosphere is very home-like and enables the guests to bond with one another. Many long-lasting bonds and friendships between guests are made while staying at the AHHH. Each guest is served a nightly meal and enjoys a warm bed, all managed by a seasoned, friendly staff.
We have experienced significant changes since I became involved in 2009, including the opening of the new Home Depot Marcus Hospitality Cottage, a major kitchen renovation and now, our strategic Capital Campaign that is in the home stretch of achieving its $1.1m goal.
We are very thankful to all of our supporters and volunteers who work tirelessly each fundraising event to ensure the optimum amount of funds are realized and put back into the operations of the AHHH. We will continue to host our annual golf tournament and Bargainanza signature events, as these fundraisers are self-funded by our generous retail corporate donors. We also have an exciting new event planned for later in the year that will bring our supporters closer to the AHHH than ever before. Stay tuned for more information.
Our focus for 2016 will be three-fold:
- To strengthen and grow corporate sponsorships
- Build and maintain our existing volunteer base
- Finish strong on the capital campaign so we can commence many of the much needed upgrades
Our operations wouldn’t be what they are without the generous supporters, hardworking staff, valued volunteers and our board of directors who are willing to give their time, talents and resources. I want to thank all of you who provide your endless time to support the mission of the organization. I encourage you to continue supporting the organization, as your financial contributions are as important as your time and talents.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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