We would like to introduce our new mission event, Home Begins Here. This name is significant as it encapsulates the goal of our mission and all the work that our staff and clients do to achieve that mission. Whether accomplished through the permanent and transitional housing programs, our men’s emergency housing at Ozanam Inn, the meals we serve at the Open Hand Kitchen, the food we offer at the Pantry, or the children and families we help at the Family Success Center, everything we do is aimed at helping our clients to break the cycle of homelessness and position them to transition to a safe and secure home.
The free virtual event, scheduled for October 23rd at noon, will include a message from Executive Director/CEO Ed Wnorowski, a guest speaker, our dedicated staff and volunteers, and Metro Council District 4 Councilperson Barbara Sexton Smith. An online auction will begin the week of the event and conclude at the end of the virtual luncheon along with the Weller raffles that started September 18.
Last year, we made the decision to split our annual Clubs and Cocktails fundraiser into separate events. Instead of the usual back-to-back auction dinner and golf outing, we planned to convert the dinner into a lunch event later in the fall. While our golf event on September 21st was a great success, restrictions placed on gatherings due to the pandemic made holding a face-to-face luncheon impossible and unsafe. Because obstacles become opportunities, we are excited to present this virtually in hopes that many more will be able to attend and learn about our mission.
Visit the Eventbrite page to register for your free ticket. Click here to purchase the Weller Flight raffle tickets. Silent auction signups coming soon. Some of the auction items available this year are a Korbel Winery Tour with airfare, a tour package for Elk Creek Vineyards, a private wine tasting with owner/Sommelier John Johnston of The Wine Rack, and a Girls’ Night Out golf lesson and wine tasting for up to 8 people at Nevel Meade Golf Course.