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Louise Bowler - FriendshipWorks First Annual Walk-a-Thon

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BENEFITING: FriendshipWorks

EVENT: FriendshipWorks First Annual Walk-a-Thon

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016

Louise Bowler

THE STORY:

ON MAY 15TH, I WILL BE WALKING TO RAISE MONEY FOR AN AWESOME NONPROFIT:  FRIENDSHIPWORKS AND  I WILL BE WALKING IN MEMORY OF JOSEPHINE.

IN 2004, I joined FriendshipWorks as a volunteer and began meeting with Josephine.  We got together about once a week for 7 years until her death.  Over time, Josephine and I became very close friends as we took walks together, talked over coffee, shopped at thrift stores and went to an Italian festival as well as many other activities.  While I was there as a volunteer to support her, I suspect I gained much more from her than she did from me.

While I do miss Josephine, I have continued visiting elders through the Friendly Visiting program.  I am currently meeting with Alice who recently moved in with her daughters (from out of state no less!) and is also learning to live with limited vision.   Since we met just a few weeks ago, we don't know each other very well but still enjoy talking over tea and going for walks.  And, since I have had limited vision all my life and she is just now losing her vision, we also talk a lot about what it is like to live without much vision and how to do things different than might be done with more vision.  I look forward to continue meeting with Alice--hopefully for many years.

Please contribute to FriendshipWorks so that I and many other people may continue to be connected with elders to help deccrease their isolation.  THANKS!

$570

MONEY RAISED
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  • Niomy Barbosa

    $60

  • Suzanne & Allan Brown

    $20

  • louise

    $65

  • Margaret Evans

     

  • Leila Blackburn

    $25

  • Naomi R Bowler

     

  • David McKinney

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tiffany Collins-Smoot

    $30

  • Dianne McKinney

    $25

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114% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $570 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Dianne McKinney

Dianne McKinney

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tiffany Collins-Smoot

Tiffany Collins-Smoot

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

David McKinney

David McKinney

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Naomi R Bowler

Naomi R Bowler

Job Security ! 2 years ago

Leila Blackburn

Leila Blackburn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans

This donation is in gratitude for Louise Bowler, whose tireless work and generous spirit are a gift to us all. Thank you, Louise! 2 years ago

louise

louise

DONATION: $65

2 years ago

Suzanne & Allan Brown

Suzanne & Allan Brown

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Niomy Barbosa

Niomy Barbosa

DONATION: $60

Louise, For the last 6 years that I been knowing you I have admire your work ethic and the dedication you put in. Louise you are always helping others and manage to keep a smile through rough times. FriendshipWorks is very bless to have you! May you reach your Goal. 2 years ago