Guardian Shelter thankful for support

Published 12:01 am Friday, July 10, 2015

The staff of the Guardian Shelter for Battered Families, a program of Catholic Charities Inc., would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to several organizations and individuals for their support during the first months of this year.

The Leadership Natchez organization graciously included our program in their yearly effort of providing financial assistance to non-profit organizations in the Adams County area. We were able to add a security system to our grounds to insure our consumers the continued security they need and deserve in order to be safe from their perpetrators.

We also are able to prepare for the installation of a much needed computer system need to report information required by the Housing and Urban Development program that provides housing assistance to consumers to relocate into safe, affordable housing.

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Leadership Natchez also had a fundraiser for us at Bowie’s Tavern. “Sing a Song for the Guardian Shelter” was held on May 20. We appreciate Leadership Natchez for their energy and support for all non-profit organizations in the area.

We would like to thank the Postal Service’s annual canned goods drive held during the week of May 4-9 this year. Once again we have been able to fill our pantry with the canned goods and other food items. This donation is a very important event for the Natchez community to show support for organization for non-profit programs that offer food to the consumers they serve.

My last thank you for the first six months of this year is given to Rene’ Adams and Rolling River Bistro along with local chef, Pete Cantu, who provided a delicious Mexican cuisine for our “Holy Guacamole” fund raiser held on June 26.

Ms. Adams and her staff were exceptional in their service to all who participated and were wonderful to work with for the event. Music was provided by Brandon McCranie. A fun evening was had by all who attended.

I would like to recognize my staff that assisted with the fundraiser, Kim Johnson and Sandra Barr as well as contacts in Wilkinson County, Alicia Randall, and our continued supporter, Cindy Jones, in Franklin County who sold tickets and helped our event to be successful.

I would like to announce to the community we will once again have Ballet Magnificat to perform as a fundraiser for our program this year on Nov. 14. More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

The Guardian Shelter for Battered Families continues to need the support of the community as we serve the women and children of domestic violence in the Miss-Lou area.

Donations to our resale shop, The Guardian Collection, will assist us to provide the many needs of the victims as well as monetary donations.

All donations can be made to The Guardian Shelter at P.O. Box 1225, Natchez, Ms. 39121 or for additional information please contact us directly at 601-442-0142.

We continue to appreciate the community support you show to our efforts.


Donna Miller is program director at The Guardian Shelter.