Most of us are familiar with the tradition of holding a household shower for couples about to be married. Family and friends get together bearing gifts to provide the essentials of starting a home. The Welcome House Outreach (WHO) is a vibrant, compassionate group of women that have given new meaning to this tradition every spring for the last 20+ years.
The Annual Spring Shower started out in people’s homes and has grown to over 200 attending at a venue that includes dinner and a speaker. Guests are asked to bring gifts that include household cleaning items, bedding, towels,mops, buckets, and brooms. So who is the bride, you ask? No bride. The recipients are families moving out of transitional housing, such as Shelter, into their own home.
It is a sight to behold as all the gifts gather the night of the event. It is truly amazing what the collective generosity of people can do to make a difference in other people’s lives. The gifts are stored at Welcome House and as families move into their own home, they are provided basics for their households to begin again.
In 2018, we are offering the same amazing experience. Join us at Summit Hills Country Club on Tuesday, April 24th for an evening of wonderful friends, food and drinks, and the chance to change the lives of the women and children transitioning into stable housing.
This year, we invite you to join us as Biltmore Estate Winery Ambassador, Michelle Krumpleman, guides us through a tasting of Biltmore Estate wines, shares stories from George and Edith Vanderbilt, and discusses the rich history of the Biltmore Estate. Michelle is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, resident of Fort Mitchell, and the first recipient of the “Ellen” award from the Covington Ladies Home. Her connection to the Biltmore Estate has opened up channels to NKY charities, where her passion for community leadership has flourished. Michelle finds great excitement in helping various local charities combat hunger, the heroin epidemic, and homelessness.
As an added bonus, Biltmore Estate is offering a free wine tasting for your enjoyment. All attendees are welcome to enjoy this as part of the evening’s festivities.
We look forward to seeing you at 6:00 pm on April 24th at Summit Hills Country Club. The Annual Shower begins at 6p. For more event information, call Sara Kahmann at 859-431-8717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a new, unwrapped shower gift! All gifts benefit families transitioning to stable housing.