A message from Diana:
In December 2018, as Skelly Home approached our two year anniversary, I felt proud of the business I had built, the jobs I had created, and the wonderful clients we have served. However, I also felt a longing to serve the Austin community further. Specifically, I wanted to find a way to support females in Austin and help increase female representation in the Austin workforce.
This led to our discovery of The Jeremiah Program. The Jeremiah Program actively strives to end the cycle of poverty by specifically supporting single mothers with young children through a two-generation approach.
The Jeremiah Program supports single mothers who are actively pursuing post-high school education by providing
safe and affordable housing
early childhood education and childcare
life skills counseling
a safe and supportive community
Through first hand account, those running the Jeremiah Program and those supported by it are incredibly hardworking and inspiring, as well as deserving of any support the Austin community can lend.
Since discovering this organization, I cannot help but feel invigorated by the inspiration the Jeremiah Program women exude and by the opportunity Skelly Home now has to grow alongside and support this amazing group.
To kickstart our relationship together, I wanted to use my birthday to help draw attention to this beloved group. Today is my birthday (yay) and for the 30 days following my birthday, Skelly Home will be collecting donations for the Jeremiah Program (bigger YAY!).
The Jeremiah Program is in need of both monetary donations as well as itemized donations for welcome baskets (used to greet new mothers as they enter the program). Through April 19, donations will be collected at our office. Please see the list below for donation requests and reach out to Lily@skellyhome.com if you have any questions. If you would like to donate digitally, we have set up a GoFundMe campaign, found right here.
I envision Skelly Home and The Jeremiah Program sharing a relationship for many years to come. I’ve found myself even more passionate about our business growth than I was a couple months ago (which I didn’t think was possible). If our success can help promote the success of young Austin mothers, then I know positively that all of our hard-work is paying off.
To get started this month, Skelly Home will be donating five sets of Cuisinart non-stick pots & pans for new mothers. This is a common need of new mothers upon move-in but often cannot be provided due to cost.
Jeremiah Program donation request list:
Dish Drying Racks w/ plastic bottoms
Sets of Silverware
Trash cans with lids
Full Size Sheets
Twin Size Sheets
Pots and Pans (lightly used is also fine)
Plastic kid-safety outlet covers
Cabinet safety latches (lightly used is also fine)
Eco-friendly cleaning supplies
Eco-friendly laundry detergent
Eco-friendly shampoos, conditioners, body wash
Feminine hygiene products
Nail files (Large ones with designs on them), nail polish, manicure sets for moms
Bath bombs or pampering items for moms
Coloring books with crayons for the kids
Bikes for the kids
Plastic food storage containers (new)
New re-usable grocery bags
Spin Zone (laundromat in neighborhood)