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Thursday, October 20, 2011

BNICEH and IMPRUVE Need Your Support Now through May 2012!!

Update December 23, 2011: 
Do You Want Our Work to Continue?
Support US NOW!

Has IMPRUVE or BNICEH helped you?

Has Dr. Maat helped you?

Do You Want Our Work to Continue?

What Can You Bring to Our Organization, Affiliates and Projects if Not Funds?

Barter and Exchange Services

Or Donate As You Can

Help us Reach Our Comprehensive Goals of $ 13,000 from now through 2012, $25,000 more by 2014, and $350,000 by 2016 (total $400,000 2011-2016):
  • $ 3000 by Nov. 12 for Landmark Education Forum - training of directors and members who are active volunteers and pay dues--we have alraedy paid $500 toward the training. 
  • $ 500 in shared donations from Nov. 26 Rogers Park Holiday Show co-hosted by Ibeji Resource Center and BNICEH (Black Network In Children's Emotional Health)
  • $ 2000 in shared earnings from Ibeji Resource Center and BNICEH co-hosting Women's Conference TBA - locxaton being changed for Sat. March 17, 2012 9 am-4 pm) Looking for sponsors to be able to provide scholarships for 150 women for Women's Conference Theme: "Creating Your Success..." Speakers include a person from Wright Learning Centers (The Wright Institute), Maat, Carol Winn, et al
  • $ 5000 for trip to Washington DC for National Paratransit People's Movement Assembly
  • $ 350,000 or more by 2016 for investment in Soular Car businesses and Green Paratransit
  • $ 25,000 to pay stipends and board expenses for 2 admininstrative assistants, 1 personal care assistant for annual trip to Washington DC, miscellaneous trips, general and special meetings (to represent the organization or pay for ASL interpreters)
  • $ 3000 for Bills (mobile phone, Internet, postage, supplies, CAN-TV nonprofit dues, Rogers Park Business Alliance dues)
  • $ 500 to host next health seminar
  • $ 1000 to preliminarily plan 2nd National Black Mental Health Forum in 2013
  • $ 1000 to provide transportation for family and youth participation in events
  • $ 4000 to publish updated online resource directory and a few printed copies to families
  • $ 5000 for board retreat, staff training and training in One Village healing centers
Recruiting Visionaries and People Who Think Out the Box For Our Board of Directors, (Directors Pay Full Dues and On Time), Advisory Board, and Volunteer Staff (until Stipends or Salaries Can Be Paid)
Sales of Carson's Community Day Event Books up to $200 in discounts - February Through April.12 , 2012

Special on IMPRUVE Tee shirts while supplies last through Jan. 31, 2012:

                                       Tee shirt prices:
                   children's small (6-8), medium (10-12)  -   $10
                   adult small, large, XL, 2X                      -   $15
                   adult 3X, 4X                                         -   $20

To ship, with shipping and handling   -  $25 (no matter what size)

Charter members of IMPRUVE from 2000, current dues-paying members, active volunteers who have been providing  provide daily, weekly or bi-weekly service, get a discount at the holiday show Nov. 26 on tee shirts. NO DISCOUNTS ON SNACKS AND GRAB BAG (grab bag only $2)

Arrange to purchase--no personal checks--no cash by mail- money order, cashier check only
Call 773-544-9488 or 224-425-2181 to arrange pickup; Mail delivery, call 773-416-7366
  • Pay full membership dues or make a donation of $60 or more and receive a free tee shirt
  • Pay partial membership dues or make a donation of $30 or more and receive 50% off a tee shirt
To help toward our 2012 trip, buy a Carson's book for $5 in February, March, April;  buy up to five for friends, family, associates, and employees ($25-total and receive $200 each in discount coupons plus be able to use up to five $10 off coupons good toward merchandise of $10 or more.

Get a $10 item free from Carson's with your coupon plus tax!

Meet us at Carson's (Wilmette -Edens Plaza or oter location) -call for dates, times or make appointment for us to bring tee shirts, Carson's books, snacks, grab bag if you can't make it to our markets or meetings


Market and Event Dates
Selling Carson's Dscount Booklets at $5 each beginning mid-February 2012 through April 28, 2012

Fri and Sat. April 27 and 28, 2012 - Carson's Community Days across the nation at Bon Ton's, Carson's, Younkers, Parisian, Herberger's

 Sat. Nov. 26, 2011
Rogers Park Holiday Show - rained out

10am-3pm Loyola Park Fieldhouse 1230 W. Greenleaf Chicago IL 60626 
IBEJI -Women Artists in Rogers Park - Holiday Market December 15 through December 24, 2011 10am-4pm --Some women artists are selling their handcrafted pillows, jeewlry, scarfs, mittens, fabric, and homewares and decorative items  through Sat.  December 24, 2011 only at IBEJI Resource Center

Sat. March 17, 2012 - Cancelled - being rescheduled to a new site

Women’s Conference-Loyola University - Rogers Park lakefront campus - "Creating Your Own Success" hosted by 
Ibeji Resource Center and BNICEH (Black Network In Children's Emotional Health)

Looking for Sponsors to offer scholarships to women, girls; underwrite panels, speakers.
Call us: Selena at Ibeji Resource Center 773-761-7306 or Maat at BNICEH 773-416-7366  Tentative economy conference fees on sliding fee scale from $15-50 per person

Corporate/Sponsor fees  TBA
Vendor fees      TBA
Light Breakfast and Lunch included
Libation-drumming-panels, speakers, films

Topics (being finalized with speakers):  Greening women for success,  Personal transformation, Going from homeless to success, Spiritual transformation, Successful women who have overcome obstacles, poverty to achieve success, Women Firsts, and more

Maat  Specials in December through March 2012 
  • Maat now has Nutritional Education by appointment - discount to all who show proof of purchase from  her table, Selena Awoleye,  Ibeji Resource Center, or BNICEH from Rogers Park Holiday Market Sat. November 26 10am-3pm.   773-416-7366 Maat sells:
  • Handcrafted jewelry, cards, dolls, masks, poetry by Maat. Visit her at  and

Nutritional Education
Make appointment with Dr. Maat for nutritional education, raw recipes, nutritional  coaching and consulting rates from $50-$250  773-416-7366

Make a date to meet with her; she visits RAW, Leona's on Sheridan, Heartland Cafe, UnCommon Ground, Karyn's Raw and other sites. In-home consultation--home must be wheelchair-accessible, harmonious (can do reasonable Feng Shui consultation if it is not), and free of  intrusions by bed bugs, roaches, rodents, visitors unless they are also paying for a consultation. Please have someone to attend to family members and pets that  require your attention.

If your home is not accessible and you require in-kitchen or in-home consultation, can do it online with webcam or I can refer you to Hatice Yakuz of pH Balance (her fee is generally $275 for in-kitchen consultation

Maat is at RAW on Thursdays 2-4:30 pm – 131 N. Clinton Chicago (in Chicago French Market)  

Get your alkaline ionized water now from RAW, Richard Khaaliq or  Leslie Scott (since Cousin's closed  October 6,  2011).

Call Maat 773-416-7366

To Reach Chuck Idol or
Support His Concerts
Click on TV link at 
for Live Concert :

in Hagerstown MD - ask about next concert

Streamed live (online) - Fundraiser for disability group(s) and

Chuck Idol Sr. will be in concert to raise funds for certain disability groups that help persons who have scoliosis and breast cancer. National Scoliosis Foundation endorses Sound for Scoliosis. BNICEH and IMPRUVE endorse the work of Chuck Idol Sr. through Long Island Builders and American Idol Pro, and his concerts. Long Island Builders LLC and American Idol Pro are bridging business, technology and the disability community. Visit his sites for all dates, information

Now through May 2012 - Volunteers, directors, advisiors, members of IMPRUVE, BNICEH - Move your money to NorthSide Community Federal Credit Union,

May 2012 - Trip to Washington D.C. with IMPRUVE  for NPPMA Memorial rally   (National Paratransit People's Movement Assembly)


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