Today we became Incorporated....officially recognized by the state that we are indeed a corporation. (of sorts) This was one of the steps for us to complete today with our attorney and the next final step in all of this is to complete the 501 (c)(3) form. (A very daunting form of at least 23 pages!) The attorney we met with today treated us very well and we very much liked working with him. He tells us we will officially file this form as on next Tuesday. This has been the most important piece to making ourselves legal.
We also were informed by the attorney that that was officially our first board meeting....just not quite with everyone included yet. Anyway, this is all the boring news....
We still need donations by way of the Amazon wish list (which only has a few more items on it) and by way of money to get other things rolling forward. Donata and I have been putting in countless hours trying to learn our way around and create documents and meeting lots of new people. It has all been a whirlwind but we are loving every min of it and pray that the Lord will indeed hear us when we ask for His blessing on this work.
MOST EXCITING NEWS AS FOR ME!!!!!! Hope Recovery Kitchen, Inc is going to have a puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted a dog myself but have been unable to convince my husband how wonderful this idea is, but now the kitchen is going to have a full time member as a therapy dog. We hope to get a Saint Bernoodle! I will post pictures when we get one. We hope to get one in the next little while so that it can grow up and be trained by us as to what we need a therapy dog to do in the kitchen. This is the most exciting part to me! Dontata is so kind to be willing to keep our sweet thing overnight at her home, and then it will come back and work during the day.
I know it doesn't sound like much, but trust me, we have been working endlessly on trying to get this off the ground. More later!!!