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Annual Peachtree Tea to benefit HomeStretch

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Eighth Annual Peachtree Tea
for the HomeStretch Housing Initiative of North Fulton

Champagne Reception & Auction
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Country Club of the South
11:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  directions
(Lunch with Seated Tea Provided)

RECAP OF THE 2014 PEACHTREE TEA

Vikki LockeThe stars were all aligned on February 25th for the 7th Annual Peachtree Tea—we had a STAR speaker, STAR offerings in our silent and online auctions, a STAR setting at Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, and STAR guests who numbered close to 250.  Vikki Locke, former radio personality and now a partner in LRK Media, told those assembled of some celebrities she has encountered through the years. But not just any celebrities---ones whose lives included a bout of homelessness. Who knew?

Once two of our graduates—husband and wife—began to speak, everyone was sitting on the edge of their seats. The couple shared their story that led them to HomeStretch, with five children in tow, and how, at times, life seemed very bleak. The pride, the confidence, and the shared life goals were so evident as the couple spoke. One piece of wisdom shared was “The best thing to do while in the program is to listen. HomeStretch people truly want to help, not harm. So listen….and learn.”

Two days after the late February event, three people learned they were prize winners of the online raffle—a new aspect for this year. Grand prize winners were Jeff and Susan Busch, 2nd place winner was Linda Collins, and 3rd place winner was Georgene Freedman. Hotel stays and more are in their future! Congratulations!

Not only us, but also our guests thought the day went well: 

“Thanks for the lovely luncheon and the opportunity to learn about HomeStretch!  What a great fundraiser, very well organized and most engaging for your participants!”

“This year’s Tea was the best ever--everyone really enjoyed themselves. The graduates gave a heartwarming story about their family’s growth at HomeStretch, which was very moving. It put the whole event into perspective on why we were there. The atmosphere at Country Club of the South was beautiful with elegant table settings, flowers and décor and the silent auction prizes were fabulous! I can’t wait till next year!”

We at HomeStretch are grateful for the many volunteers who made this Tea such a success. They worked hard and diligently, as did staff members. Yet another example of that Village that comes together to support this organization.

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If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation in support of HomeStretch.

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