Special thanks to EWOM Ambassador Extraordinaire Kathy Almaraz for a festive Open House benefit for Eyes Wide Open Mentoring on February 27, 2016. Kathy recently moved homes and, like a lot of us, realized that while she wanted to open her new home to family and friends with a party, she didn't particularly need anything new. (As a frequent mission trip traveler to poverty-stricken nations overseas, Kathy has a relatively narrow definition of "need" to begin with.) Instead, she invited EWOM to tell her guests about our work on behalf of homeless youth in D.C. Party-goers brought clothing and bedding items for our families, or wrote checks to support us. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about Eyes Wide Open Mentoring and we encourage all of you to think of creative ways that you might be able to help homeless children.