Saturday March 3rd, 2018 Peoria Home's 4th Annual Beacon of Hope Benefit Dinner/Auction/Live Music
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL TICKET SALES! Now thru November 30, 2017
$65 per person or $600 for Table of Ten Order Tickets
December 1 2017 thru February 17, 2018 Event Tickets
$75 per person or $700 for Table of Ten
Join us for our 4th Annual Beacon of Hope Benefit Dinner, Auction, & Live Music with our friends of Peoria Home. We have created a community of hope, love, and healing in support of the Peoria Home Project. Our nonprofit organization opened a two year residential recovery home for adult women in Snohomish County who have been exploited through a life of prostitution, addiction, and sex trafficking. Our doors will open in November 2017. Safe housing is the beginning of the journey while walking alongside women who richly deserve an opportunity to recreate their lives. All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to program and operational expenses to support the women while they reside in the home. Our program is modeled after a highly success organization in Nashville, TN named Thistle Farms/Magdalene House. We are honored to have Becca Stevens the Founder of Thistle Farms join us this year as we celebrate the opening of our first home in Snohomish County.
Guest Speaker Becca Stevens, President and Founder of Thistle Farms, Nashville TN.
Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms. After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse
when she was 5, Becca longed to open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community. In 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home. Twenty years later, the organization continues to welcome women with free residences that provide housing, medical care, therapy and education for two years. Residents and graduates earn income through one of four social enterprises. The Global Market of Thistle Farms helps employ more than 1,800 women worldwide, and the national network has more than 40 sister communities.
Becca has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News and NPR, was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero and a White House Champion of Change. She was featured in the PBS documentary, "A Path Appears," named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America and inducted into the Tennessee Womens Hall of Fame. Stevens attended the University of the South and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has been conferred 2 honorary doctorates.
Her newest book, "Love Heals," has been published by Harper Collins and is available now. Becca lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.
We can ensure you will laugh, cry and leave with your heart full!
Come ready to enjoy an evening of live music, auction fun and more!
Hors d'oeuvres provided and cash bar available
Plated Dinner ~ Menu options will be available soon.
Jan 13, 2018 9 am to 1 pm Volunteer Orientation and Training
If you are interested volunteering with Peoria Home please join us at our next volunteer orientation and training event. Volunteers are a key component of our program in a wide variety of areas including: house/grounds maintenance, life skills, transportation, administrative tasks, website and media upkeep, event planning and many others. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can be a part of our community!
Would You Like to Bring Peoria to Your Event?
Events are a tremendous training opportunity for Peoria Home. Peoria Home Core Volunteers function independently, setting up a booth, managing it during the event, giving short presentations about the products and the program (when appropriate), selling Thistle Farm products, and then handling inventory and accounting. Due to limited budget, though, events which require booth/exhibit fees will have to be individually evaluated.
Please email Paula or Norene at email@example.com if you have an upcoming event.