Similar to the feelings most of us take for granted, of having a safe and secure place to call home, robes evoke a sense of comfort, contentment, and coziness. The Neighborhood Center’s mission to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and prevent homelessness correlates warmth, coziness, and security that a comfy robe and a home offer.
Wear your favorite cozy robe (over casual business attire) and join us for breakfast as we pay tribute to those individuals who give their time, talents, and treasures to support the work of The Neighborhood Center. Because everyone deserves the comforts of home, proceeds from this event will benefit The Neighborhood Center’s affordable housing initiatives.
In alignment with our purpose, we are excited to have Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown as our guest speaker. She is a Professor at Stetson University and an Executive Board Member of the National Coalition for the Homeless. Dr. Rajni will be presenting the topic of Food, Housing, and Economic Justice for All: Community in Action!
We are excited to share two new accolades this year. The first recipients of the Humble Heart Award, are the Journey (Church) and Marilyn Wilber for exemplifying sincere passion for making a difference through their dedicated volunteerism.
Also new, The Ed Lacey Big Heart Award will be presented to Michael & Nancy Shayeson for their consistent and unrestricted financial giving, which allows us to meet the greatest needs and provide the most benefit for our clients.
The original and equally significant Love Local Award recipients are DeLand City Manager Michael Pleus and Tanna Gartside, whose tireless efforts and exemplary character help to inspire others to support the mission of The Neighborhood Center.
“We are looking forward to this special day,” Executive Director Susan Clark exclaims. “This event is our way of loving back and offering our gratitude. The purpose of this event, established in 2018, is to appreciate and recognize those whose support of time, talents, and treasure is critical to achieving our mission. The Neighborhood Center was born locally 51 years ago. We serve locals, and our support comes from the local community. We are pleased to give the love back.”
To allow for social distancing, at our Robed in Love event, we will be seating six people per table with a maximum of about 150 guests. All proceeds from the event will benefit affordable housing for our homeless community.
Table sponsorships are $500 and tickets are $50 and are available by calling Debra West at 386-734-8120 ext 209.