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Honoring a Legacy of Love: Adopting Room 8 in Memory of a Cherished Mother

 

In a touching tribute to her late mother, our organization’s Development Director, Keesha Gibson and her family have adopted a room at 16-18 Grant street facility. This heartfelt gesture is in memory of her mother, Dr. Helen Downing who passed away in October 2023. They chose room number 8, a significant choice that reflects her mother’s birth date and symbolizes the infinity sign, representing their eternal love for her.

This adoption holds profound meaning for the family, as they believe that their mother, with her vibrant personality and passion for home decorating, would have relished the opportunity to adopt and decorate a room. Known for her generous spirit and love for shopping, Dr. Downing would have undoubtedly enjoyed every moment of this project.

To bring their vision to life, the family set up an Amazon gift registry, inviting friends and family to contribute. The response was overwhelming, with more than 100 items purchased to help decorate room 8. This collective effort not only beautified the room but also created a sanctuary of comfort and warmth for its future guests, a testament to their mother’s giving nature.

The transformation of room 8 into a welcoming space is a beautiful reminder of the enduring impact of love and generosity. It serves as a lasting legacy for a woman who touched many lives with her kindness and creativity. Her spirit now lives on through this room, offering hope and comfort to those who need it most.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Ms. Gibson and her family for their incredible generosity and dedication. Their actions not only honor the memory of a remarkable woman but also make a tangible difference in the lives of the women and children we serve. Room 8 stands as a beacon of love and compassion, a fitting tribute to a life well-lived.

To learn more about the Adopt-a-Room Initiative contact the Apostles’ House at 973-482-0625 or join our Adopt-A-Room Community of supporters to make a donation toward this effort here

Keesha Gibson

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