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Local Nonprofit Hosts Holiday Tea Party for Women’s Homeless Shelter

With the holiday season in full affect, many people are experiencing the urge to give back to those in need. My Girlfriend’s House, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk women and teen girls throughout the year, has decided to continue their mission of empowering by hosting a Holiday Tea Party for 50 women living in homelessness.

The Holiday Tea Party is an initiative of their ongoing Homeless Outreach program designed to help those living in the streets of DC and Maryland. In true MGH fashion, the mentees of their Girl Talk Mentoring Program, along with a group of women volunteers will travel to the Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center to provide food, entertainment and love to the guests of the shelter.

The Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center is a daytime service program for homeless women living in Montgomery County, MD. Their mission is to empower women to have access to supportive services and lifestyle options that can enhance their safety and well-being.

My Girlfriend’s House (MGH) brings Christmas cheer to women living in homeless shelter

My Girlfriend’s House will prepare a three course meal and provide games and raffles for the guests to enjoy. “We know that a lot of these women won’t have the chance to enjoy the cheerful holiday season like the rest of us.” Executive Director of My Girlfriend’s House, Veronica Eyenga shared. “Throughout the year we work really hard to provide support to those in need but it’s something about the Christmas season that really excites us beyond our normal giving. We only hope that it can put a smile on their faces and let them know that there are people that care about them.”

The tea party will take place on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, from 12 – 2 pm at the women’s center. My Girlfriend’s House has sought the help of the community to donate gifts of love so each guest can walk away with her very own Christmas present.

For more information on the organization and its community outreach programs or to make a donation to the Holiday Tea Party, visit http://www.mygirlfriendshouse.org

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at Examiner.com  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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