P.O. Box 168000 / Chinatown
Chicago, Illinois 60615
June 1, 2015
I know you will recall our December letter telling you about the important work of Sacred Transformations and the amazingly positive impact of transforming a bad memory into a beautiful tattoo. As someone who values our work, I know you will be excited by the major transformation our organization itself has undergone since last I wrote.
On January 29th of this year, Sacred Transformations received a massive donation of a BUILDING! Located at 288 South Lake Street in Gary, Indiana, this outstanding contribution by an incredibly generous family that believes deeply in our mission provides us with a dedicated space of our own. Not only does this free Sacred Transformations of the search for space to do our work, it will eventually provide an income stream through rentals to contribute to our financial stability.
This, in combination with the ongoing support of our outstanding donors, will ensure our ability to continue providing services for more clients more efficiently. With space for me and our talented tattoo artists to work every day, a place for our volunteers to gather to accomplish the selfless work they do on our clients’ behalf, as well as a site to invite people to visit and come to know us better, we are poised for a dramatic increase in visibility and outreach. Most importantly, we are now assured of the means to provide our clients with a consistently positive experience from first meeting to accomplished work of art.
I cannot say enough how deeply grateful all of us at Sacred Transformations are for this incredible gift. And we are working diligently to bring the building up to code so we can transform it into the beautiful space that our clients so deserve. Of course, there is work to be done. The electrical system was compromised while the structure stood vacant, and we are seeking support to help cover the expense of repairs. Once we are able to upgrade the electrical infrastructure, we will be on track to relocate permanently to our new home.
I’m sure you can appreciate the importance of this opportunity for our organization, and I call on you to please make a contribution to Sacred Transformations to help us on this exciting path. We continue to seek donations by reaching out for support in the form of cash, supplies, and/or small gift items to be used at our fundraisers. While all donations will support our programs and every contribution goes to good use to directly benefit a grateful client, we are now also raising the funds to ready our space for years of service to come.
You can read the stories, see pictures of participants and make a donation on our recently updated website at www.sacredtransformations.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sacredtransformations. If you have questions or would like to discuss our work in greater detail, please do not hesitate to give me a call. I would welcome the opportunity to tell you more about Sacred Transformations and the exciting future that is transpiring now.
Your much-needed contribution will provide Sacred Transformations with the stability we need to continue to deliver the high-quality, important free services our clients require, both physically and spiritually, and I thank you.
Eric Dean Spruth, MA, ATR
Founder, Executive Director & Transformative Tattoo Artist