Thanks to all who participated in our first Open Hands Wellness Benefit.
The benefit was a rousing success. On a dark and stormy night over 30 people arrived to take part in the benefit. We surpassed our goal for the evening and took in $1254.00 toward our 2017 benefit goal of $3387.00.
Thanks to all who helped make the benefit a success:
- The Congregation of St. Andrew for hosting, especially parish nurses, Cheryl Willett, Elaine Caldwell, Jennifer Kilpatrick and Debbie Clover for hospitality and Pastor Lori Miller-Price for promotion, artistic input and overall participation.
- The equipment transport, set-up and take-down crew—Japa Buckner, Dale Raines and Greg Bain, and Tom Miller
- Practitioners: Seema Matthew-Acupuncture, Allie Matthews-Yoga, and Sabrina Ford—Massage Therapy
- Reception and Silent Auction Management—Butch and Carolyn Brown
- Silent Auction Contributors–Skyn Lounge; Consider Boutique;
Rainbow Blossom; Carmichael’s Bookstore;
Sabrina Ford, LMT; Karen Barth, LMT; Mary Thomas, LMT
Seema Matthew, Lic. Ac., MSTOM
- And all those who came to receive care, waited patiently and gave so generously to allow us to continue to provide hands-on care to people in need.
Join us Friday, February 24 for our first Open Hands Wellness Benefit. Our fundraising goal for our 2017 Benefits is $3387.00. With this first benefit we are on the road to that goal.
At this benefit you will experience Open Hands Wellness Clinic. Hands-on care for body, mind and spirit with experienced, professional practitioners, chair yoga and meditation stations.
Suggested donations of $15.00 or greater.
We also have a silent auction wellness basket with the following items:
- A One Hour Massage from Skyn Lounge courtesy of owner Erika McDowell, donated by massage therapist Mary Thomas,
- Ten Good Sheep Soaps from Consider Boutique
- Pema Chodron’s book fail fail again fail better: wise advice for leaning into the unknown donated by Carmichael’s Bookstore
- A Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods Store Gift Certificate and essential oils donated by Rainbow Blossom.
- A Raku Medallion I am Harmony courtesy of Anonymous
Thank you to all our contributors.
Please join us on Friday, February 24, 6:30 PM for our first Open Hands Wellness Benefit. Link here to see the flyer.
Your suggested donation of $15.00 or more will help us on the road to our annual benefit goal of $3387.00.
You can also donate below or on facebook even if you can’t join us for the event.
Clinic Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, you will be able to partake of two activities at Open Hands. Please spread the word as this is an unexpected opportunity.
Instead of hands-on practitioner care, Karen Barth will offer a workshop on healthy feet. Come learn exercises and self-massage for keeping your feet healthy as well as some basic anatomy of your feet. You will come away with a greater appreciation of these amazing structures and enhanced ability to care for your digits.
Chair yoga will be available as usual.
Free Healthy Feet Workshop
Empty Vessels Healing Ministry is a recipient of a 2016 Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Grant award. This grant has provided partial funding for Open Hands Wellness Clinic. Thank you to Louisville Metro Government, Louisville, KY for helping us to spread healing in this past fiscal year.
Please join us from 10-noon today, receive some hands-on care and celebrate your wholeness.
Open Hands Wellness Clinic is open. 10 a.m. – noon every second and fourth Tuesday each month except December. St. John UCC Fellowship Hall, 637 W. Market, Louisville, KY, Parking lot behind church off Clay Street. 502-641-6169
Happy New Year. Open Hands Wellness Clinic resumes this coming Tuesday from 10 am-noon. Please join us at 637 E. Market Street, Louisville for free community-style hands-on care. Call 502-641-6169 or contact us on-line for more information.