THANK YOU to all of you that made Day of Beauty 2016 a success! May 15, 2016 was a beautiful day, with 38 appointments at 4 different top-notch salons in the Denver area offering beauty services to our volunteers and donors. Thank you to Rebelle Salon, The Studio Hair Design, Hazel and Harley, and Le Coquelicot for donating your time and talent! Over $2,000 was raised for our Immersion Experience participants and critical projects such as Centro Te Veo.
And this year, we had our first ever Day of Beauty AFTER PARTY! Thank you to VOCO Creative, Primo Vino, and Susie Knezel Photography for making it a beautiful and fun night! (Red carpet pictures will be emailed to you next week!). We were reminded of the heart of Project I See You: seeing and being seen. And our missional means to that end: Immersion Experiences. Immersion Experiences create transformative spaces that combine social action and personal formation. We highlighted how this has been true in our trips to the Dominican Republic over the last seven years and how, just this year, this is happening through Immerse Denver. We also were delighted to see the Te Veo Jewelry Line and planters that Freedom Collective International has made for us. And to hear about upcoming Immersion Experiences this June to La Canita, this fall through Immerse Denver, and more opportunities on the horizon. We are passionate about seeing people like us activated to truly SEE those in their home, in their communities, in their cities, and in the world. All fueled by the experience and truth that we are seen by the Living God (Genesis 16:13).
Our CALL TO ACTION at the After Party was to become a regular giver to Project I See You. In order for our work to be long-term and sustainable, we need consistent givers to know what is possible as we move forward. While we have been able to operate because of several generous one-time gifts, this year we are at only 33% of our budgeted monthly income for general donations. There is an urgent need for our supporters and volunteers to consider giving monthly in the amount of $25, $50, $100, or $250 per month. These gifts are tax-deductible and support our current projects, operations, and outreach. You can click on the link below today to set up a recurring donation:
Also!, several people have asked how they could give a one-time gift for the beautiful After Party! The link above will also guide you for one-time gifts.
In the coming months we will be rolling out several exciting changes within Project I See You. You will see an intentional shift in focusing even more strongly on “seeing and being seen” as we grow. You will see our staff and volunteer teams expanding, increased action locally, and more intentionality with projects and people internationally. You will see beauty abounding and real hope for our world truly valuing and empowering women.
With love and grace,