One Village One Family Fundraiser a Success

Kudos to all who turned out for the Family Fun Night at The Odell Brewing Company in support of our One Village One Family program at Foothills Unitarian Church.

Donations were provided by The Odell Brewing Company, Matador Restaurant, Lamar’s Donuts, King Sooper and with soulful and nostalgic music provided by Bill DeMarco. Almost 200 hundred Unitarians and their families and friends enjoyed burritos, beer/soda, cookies, donuts, pies and great music on a lovely, balmy Fort Collins evening.
One Village One Family now has the seed money it needs for three more villages to each begin the mentoring of a homeless family.

Your financial support of this worthy endeavor is truly and gratefully appreciated. A special thank you goes out to Laurie Cullor who once again was the inspiration and driving force behind this successful event.

To those new to the church, One Village One Family (OVOF) is a program under the umbrella of Homeward Alliance. The mission of OVOF is to help a family experiencing homelessness secure housing and begin a life of independence and self-sufficiency. Each village of 4-6 members commits to six months of companioning a family, meeting monthly to provide guidance, information on community resources and to “lend a caring ear,” maybe the most important service we provide. Foothills joined one Village One Family three years ago and to date we have helped 8 families find and keep housing. New villages will be forming and there will be an informational meeting scheduled in September for interested people where you can learn more about this worthy project and have your questions answered. Watch the Communicator for details.

Thank you all!
The OVOF Leadership Team – Laurie Cullor, Anne Fisher, Jane Everham and Jim Smith

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