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. But, 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 site to behold as all the gifts gather the night of the event. It is truly amazing what the generosity of people can do collectively 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 2017, we are offering the same amazing experience. Join us at Summit Hills Country Club on Tuesday, April 25 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 engage in a “Vision for the Future” and enjoy our keynote speaker, Sharmili Reddy, City Manager of Fort Mitchell. Sharmili will share her 15-year journey of immigrating to the United States, opening doors to opportunity and leading the vision for the region. As a community leader, Sharmili has worked extensively to develop and implement a vision for Northern Kentucky. She has been honored with numerous awards including Outstanding Woman of the Year, 40 under 40, and YWCA’s Rising Star Award. Sharmili holds a Masters degree in community planning from UC and a Bachelors degree in Architecture from India. Tonight, she will share her inspiring journey and rise to become one of the regions’ visionary stars.
We look forward to seeing you at 6:00 pm on April 25 at Summit Hills Country Club. The Annual Shower begins at 6p. For more event information, call Kelly Rose at 859-431-8717.
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