Providence House to hold 17th Annual Fundraising Luncheon:
Blossoms of Change
Providence House is excited to announce they will hold their 17th Annual Fundraising Luncheon on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the St. Ann Jubilee Center located at525 9th Ave. in Naples.
Last year’s luncheon was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian as Providence House was flooded by the storm. Women and children in the program had to be moved as well as the administrative offices; the luncheon venue was also flooded. This year, the luncheon is back and has been rebranded Blossoms of Change which embodies restoring lives, renewing hope, and rebuilding futures.
All proceeds from the newly branded luncheon will benefit Providence House in Naples which is the oldest provider of transitional housing (up to two years) for women with young children in Collier County. Their structured program aids women on their path to independence with life skills classes, childcare assistance, and the opportunity to increase their education.
The annual luncheon is known for its beautifully decorated tablescapes which are decorated by a team of volunteers. All attendees are encouraged to arrive early at 11:30 a.m. to view the unique creations. Also helping to make the event memorable will be WINK News anchor Chris Cifatte; he will be back again this year to emcee the luncheon and will also be talking with one of the current program participants about their journey. Chris has emceed every luncheon since the event began.
The luncheon is open to the public and lunch will be served at 12:30. Tickets for the luncheon are $75 per person or $500 for a table of 8 and may be purchased by visiting www.providencehousenaples.org/annual-luncheon or by calling Providence House at (239) 692-8779.
The non-profit is community supported and does not receive any government funding. It is only through fundraisers and donations that their program exists.
About Providence House:
Providence House provides a faith-based, transitional housing and self-sufficiency program for motivated women with young children who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The program aims to strengthen family life and dignity by offering a transition out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency. Women in the program are not chronically homeless, rather they are the situationally homeless, who lack the long-term support necessary to acquire the assets foundational to re-establishing their families. They are homeless due to unexpected hardships including loss of full-time employment, the ending of a relationship, or domestic violence.
Providence House is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization committed to strengthening family life and dignity through self-sufficiency. The organization is not supported with government funding but relies on the generosity of local individuals, faith communities, civic-minded groups, clubs, organizations, and the local business community for financial assistance.