On November 13, 2013 Leslie’s Place and Friends of Leslie’s Place was
invited to the Black Ensemble Theater to see “Curtis Mayfield”. Located at
4420 N, Clark Chicago, IL. It was awesome and the Ladies really enjoyed
True Rock Ministries
On November 23, 2013 True Rock Ministries will be giving Leslie’s Place
Turkeys and Clothing for the women. Also channel 5 News will be interviewing
Leslie and Pastor Cranberry at 8am at the same event.
Chicago Daily Log Bulletin
On November 27, 2013 Ms. Jamie will be doing an interview with Leslie and
some of the ladies from Leslie’s Place.
Sister-Friend Partnerships, Inc
On November 30, 2013 Sister-Friend Partnerships Inc have selected Leslie’s
Place to pick up coats, clothing, and gifts at LaFolette Park located on the
corner of Laramie and Potomac Ave, Chicago, IL 10am-1pm. Sister-Friend
Partnerships Inc Presents: Acts of Kindness!!!!!!!!
On August 24, 2013 our Alderman, Walter
Burnett gave a back to school picnic, in Union Park, located on Ashland
and Lake. School supplies were given to the children. There was plenty of
delicious food! The children had lots of fun. Thank you
Alderman Burnett, your staff, and many volunteers.
Leslie was invited to Central Memorial Baptist
Church, located on the corner of Kedzie and Walnut. Rev Benjamin F. Turk
is the Pastor. It was the 39th Anniversary of the #2 and Jr. Nurses.
The theme was, “Walking and Working to be a Servant”. It was an inspiring
program. One of the residents from Leslie’s Place #2 attended, too. She
was in Awe! She stated how encouraging the service was. The pastor’s wife
asked for more information on Leslie’s Place and stated the Women’s
Ministry could support us. Others shared how their hearts were blessed.
Thank you Priscilla Jones, Program Chairperson for the invitation.
Remembering Margaret Rosetta
Margaret was a faithful, loving, giving
person. She loved Leslie’s Place. She served on the Board of Directors for
over 10 years. She went home to be with the Lord July 2013. She had a
wonderful sense of humor and an Attitude to serve. She will be missed by
many, yet never forgotten. Thank you for your unrelenting support and
On July 2, 2013 Leslie’s Place was blessed to
receive free tickets to the Chicago Sky game in the Woman's National
Basketball Association. The Ladies were so excited. Many had experienced a
live game. Some brought their children. We had lots and lots of fun. Thank
you Sky. We will return on August 31st and September 6th.
On July 27, 2013 we were invited to an Amish
Festival at True Rock Ministries located at 15th and Wabash. The children
had an activity table just for them. Many received balloons, candy and
tattoos. The Jessie White Tumblers were there. They truly performed, and
was very friendly! They had lots of different vendors and great food. Back
Packs full of school supplies were given. Thank you pastor Grandberry and
his lovely wife.
Black Ensemble Theater
On July 28, 2013 we received free tickets to the
“Black Ensemble Theater, located at 4450 N, Clark Street. The show was
“Ain’t No Crying the Blues in the Memory of Howling Wolf” starring Rick
Stone. It was very exciting!!!! Many ladies never attended a live
production. They laughed and sang and thanked me several times. Thank you
Jackie Taylor for allowing us to attend we, praise God for your work and
Visit from Ben Gordon
June 22, 2013 Thanks to Pastor Grandberry of
True Rock Ministries we received an awesome visit from Ben Gordon, former
Bull’s NBA player. He now plays with the Bobcats. Yes, Michael Jordan is
the coach! He was so pleasant! I was asked to share my testimony and how
Leslie’s Place got started. He and the camera me were all ears. He was
very interested!!! He stated was going to bring his fiancé and mother for
a tour. He took lots of pictures with the ladies and me. We are looking
forward to his return and support. Thank you Pastor Grandberry.
On Sunday June 30, 2013 We were blessed to
Attend “The save our children Gospel Concert”. It was a Fundraiser
for a youth center presented by True Rock Ministries, Pastor Granberry and
his wife. The concert was held at the “Harold Washington Cultural Center”
located at 4701 S, King Drive. It was very inspiring!!! Effie Rolfe of
WVON was the Ministries of ceremonies. George Winton, The Chicago
Travelers, Arthur Sutton, The Gift of Praise, and Kim Stratton were among
the awesome performers! Tickets were $40.00, VIP seating $60.00 and
$80.00. Yes, we were blessed with VIP seating! Thanks to Ben Gordon who
sponsored us. We had an Enjoyable, Praise good time.
Church Special Event for Leslie’s Place
On June 30, 2013 at 12:00 Leslie’s Place
attended New Greater St. John Church located at Division and Keeler.
We were invited by Sue and Eric of The Good Times Kids. It was wonderful.
The children perform several praise dances. The morning speaker talked
about being in the army of God! Then Leslie was asked to share her
testimony!! The Holy Spirit moved greatly! Then she was asked to remain
seated up front. Many financial presentations were made. The Carol Stream
Postal family gave cash $370.00, New Greater St. John presented a check
for $300.00, The Good Times Kids gave a $100.00 and another organization
Sue works with “Helping Hands” gave over $400.00 cash. Yes, we were in
Awe!!! They were so friendly and caring. They loaded our cars with food
since we could not stay to eat. The food was catered by Sue’s friend, and
it was delicious!!! Thank you Sue, Eric and everyone who supported