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Want to try it? Wed be happy to provide ideas and encouragement as you plan your Open Homes event. Please let us know you plan to participate by sending us your name and the best way to contact you (phone, e-mail, or home address). You can sign up by e-mail, regular mail or phone. This information will not be shared with anyone else without your permission.
Open Homes, Listening Hearts
In the meantime, here are three questions to get you started:
b. Set goals: I want to
c. Decide what kind of event will work best to meet your goals: a dinner in your home, a potluck, or even a community event.
b. Share your ideas with the team
c. Assign responsibilities
d. Get in touch with Open Homes, Listening Hearts to get support and to share your story with others.
e. Feel free to tell other people and community organizations about Open Homes, Listening Hearts. Its a great way to build new partnerships for building community.
Who will come?
b. If you dont have a specific person(s) in mind, you can contact a local faith or community center in your area or the International Affairs Department of a nearby college. Tell them what you are doing and ask if they would connect you with someone. You can also contact Initiatives of Change and we will try to link you with one of our local teams or a partner organization.
c. Send your guest(s) an invitation or invite them personally.
d. Be sure to find out any cultural or dietary information that would affect your event. This is an important part of learning about other cultures!
e. Include your guests in the preparations if they want to be involved.