Dear Friends of The Sunny Center,
At the age of 16, St. Patrick was captured in Roman Britain by a group of Irish pirates and brought back to Ireland as a slave, unjustly imprisoned. Even after his escape, there’s evidence that he was unfairly persecuted and unjustly charged with criminal offenses.
We hope that people will consider honoring St. Patrick’s Day with a gift to the Sunny Center. Every donation counts, especially at the moment as our bank account is dangerously low. We thank you in advance for your care, compassion and generosity!
We are fortunate to have so many friends and supporters around the world. We are very grateful for your help because, otherwise, we couldn’t do the work we do to help Exonerees find help, healing and transition to a fulfilling life.
OUR GUESTS AND VISITORS
We had a visitor from Sweden who enjoyed taking walks with the dogs, roaming the Irish countryside and chats by the fire.
We also hosted visitors who have been struggling with their sense of well being and, hopefully, offered them a bit of respite care.
We provide ongoing support to exonerees by phone or Skype. It is very much a challenge for exonerees to manage their transition to freedom, especially in the face of family or societal demands. There is a strange inequity in the system that excludes exonerees from receiving the same benefits as any other prisoners when they are released. This is something we are working to change.
We bid farewell to our lovely volunteer Tress, but she has promised to return this summer to help out for an extended stay. We look forward to her cheery disposition and can do attitude. She has been a lovely addition to the Sunny Center family. Barney says meditation is not the same without her!
OUR FURRY AND FEATHERED FRIENDS
Thanks to the so-called Beast from the East, the artic blast from Siberia, the goats got a chance to roam the hillsides through fields of snow, something none of them had experienced before.
We went to London and appeared on the Jo Good radio show on BBC UK. We also helped train lawyers to work on death penalty cases in the US for Amicus.
We are campaigning for Exonerees to have the same rights to services as other people who are released from prison. This will have to be done state-by-state. If you have any influence in this area, please let us know!
From our home to yours, we send healing thoughts of love and hope!!!
Peace and Love,
Sunny and Peter