As we settle in to the expanded house we see so much potential for community support. We are recruiting a full time Fund Development & Events Coordinator to help meet our fundraising goals. The position will take the lead on our major fundraising event, Fashion with Compassion, and also liaise with groups inside and outside of Edmonton for third party events in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House.
“What is your hope for this weekend?” That’s the question that kicks off our big circle sharing at our annual former guest retreat. We pass around the squishy talking heart and everyone has an opportunity to share. Or not. The responses include – to get more information, to free the emotion that’s stuck in my chest, to talk to other women who get it because there’s no one to talk to at home, to see the friends I met at the house, and there are always women who can’t speak because tears flow instead of words.
If you’ve driven by Sorrentino’s Compassion House lately you will see that our vision has been fulfilled. We did it. We expanded our house dramatically, from six rooms to 14 and increased our guest space to offer even more services. Now even more women can find affordable accommodations and compassionate support while in our city for breast cancer treatment.
Added to this excitement is our new visual identity.