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Celebrating Mother's Day at Angel House

Posted by Chris Kazarian on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 05:30 PM
Angel House Mothers Day-2 Edited.jpgA few of the mothers at Angel House with their Mother's Day gifts

There are 13 mothers currently at HAC’s Angel House shelter, all of whom are taking steps to improve their lives, not only for themselves, but for their children.

As they work towards this goal, one anonymous donor showed her support for them by giving each client a Mother’s Day gift bag filled with chocolates and a note of encouragement, as well as two sets of flowers for the shelter.

Two days before they received those gifts, one of the Angel House clients spoke about what being a parent means to her. “I love kids, number one,” she said. “And I have always wanted to be a mom.”

With three children of her own, she has fulfilled that dream, understanding that her role “is just giving more love to this next generation.”

Having spent eight months at Angel House, she is looking forward to doing that in a home of her own once she leaves shelter. She wants “housing, but most of all, a safe place for my kids to grow up and be with their mom,” she said.

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Tags: Angel House, donations, charitable giving, Mother's Day

Mother's Day Photo Sessions to Benefit Angel House

Posted by Chris Kazarian on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 12:24 PM

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At the end of this month, two Harwich photographers will celebrate Mother’s Day a few weeks early, all in support of clients at HAC’s Angel House shelter in Hyannis.

The pair – Jen Clark, owner of PhotoJenic Studio, and Rebecca Sher, owner of Rebecca Sher Photography – are offering $100 mini-sessions for mothers and their children on April 30, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Local Color Art Gallery in Chatham. All proceeds from the event, titled “You Are My Sunshine,” will be donated to Angel House, which serves mothers in recovery and their children.

“I thought of Angel House as a beneficiary because I know how difficult it is to be a young mother under ordinary circumstances,” Sher said. “I understand that the mothers in need of support from HAC are facing extraordinary hurdles and circumstances.”

Sher is joining Clark, who has organized similar fundraisers in recent years for local nonprofits, including the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod. “It’s a lot of fun,” Clark said of the sessions that allow her to give back to the community through the use of her talents.

As to why she typically does these fundraisers in advance of Mother’s Day, Clark said, “Portraits are very important for our family history. A lot of times moms don’t exist in many pictures because they are the ones taking them. I’m really pushing this for Mother’s Day so moms can be in the photos in a totally stress free environment.”

Because space is limited to only 12 sessions, appointments must be booked ahead of time. You can do so by calling Jen Clark at 508-432-5083 or Rebecca Sher at 617-721-1202.

Tags: Philanthropy, Angel House, Mother's Day, Rebecca Sher, Jen Clark