Help Homeless Children at First Friday Benefit

On September 4, 2015, First Friday at Sautee Village will offer music fans an opportunity to enjoy “pickin’ on the porch,” awesome food, and wine-tastings, while also benefiting Family Promise of White County.  The popular monthly event sponsored by Inside Out Sautee and Sheilah’s Market draws fans from all over northeast Georgia to enjoy early Friday evening entertainment and socializing.  The fun begins at 6 pm and continues until about 8 pm.  Special dining treats will be offered by Sheilah’s Market, and the tasting room of Stonewall Creek Vineyards will also be open.  There is no charge to attend; donations to support Family Promise will be appreciated.

For more information about First Friday, contact Sheilah’s Market or give her a call at (706) 878-0099.

The September event will be one week before the third annual Mountain Mud Run – one of Family Promise’s major annual fund-raising events.  Information about the Mud Run and how to sign up will be available, along with information about Family Promise and its mission to assist homeless families with children in White County.

What Is Family Promise

Family Promise of White County is a non-profit organization designed to assist children and their families experiencing economic hardship and crisis. The mission of Family Promise is to mobilize community agencies and resources to help low-income families—families living in their cars, motels, campers and tents, and/or double-occupancy—establish and sustain employment, transportation, affordable housing, and ultimately a sense of independence.

Family Promise recruits and relies on local religious congregations to foster the needs of the homeless members of the White County community. Persons of all faiths and denominations are called upon to reach out to those children and families who are facing devastating daily circumstances, to recognize the dignity and worth of every individual, and to acknowledge and celebrate the bonds that join all people. Host congregations provide shelter, security, meals, and comprehensive assistance as the families work towards gaining employment, housing, and independence.

The collaborative nature of FPWC’s programs includes coordinating housing and food services through our network of churches; referring clients to existing agencies that provide needed job training, financial aid, and counseling; and providing transportation when clients have none.

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