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Sara’s House Gears Up for 7th Annual Community Baby Shower for Homeless Women and Teens

Sara's House LogoEach year, Sara’s House makes it possible for low-income homeless pregnant women and teens to celebrate the upcoming birth of their child with dignity and joy, during an annual Community Baby Shower. Mothers-to-be receive an array of gifts for their babies.  From diapers and diaper bags to car seats and strollers, Sara’s House makes it a big celebration and it ‘s all free.  This year’s corporate sponsor is UAW-Ford and supporting partners C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital and Toyota.  Executive Director, Geneva Jackson said, “This is our 7th year of providing these valuable resources.  The support of our sponsor and supporting partners is an added value and allows us to meet the needs of almost two hundred women/teens who are homeless.”

Sara’s House carefully screens each mother to ensure she meets the qualifiers to attend the Community Baby Shower and receive resources. Upon meeting the requirements, homeless mothers and guests can register online to attend the baby shower at Eventbrite, but capacity is limited. The 7th Annual Community Baby Shower is Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 24061 Coolidge, Oak Park, MI 48237 inside the  banquet hall of MountainTop International Word Ministry. Moms can look forward to their very own professional mommy portrait, gifts, a wonderful light dinner, games, vendors, speakers and entertainment.

R&B/Pop singer Beth Griffith lends her support to Sara’s House as this year’s celebrity entertainer. Griffith just back from Los Angeles, was honored to be a guest vocalist on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Icons Night. Selected by Ray Chew, music director for Dancing with the Stars, Griffith was accompanied by the all-star band, ‘Ray Chew LIVE’ as she paid tribute to Whitney Houston signing, ‘I Have Nothing’ and to Aretha Franklin signing, ‘I Say A Little Prayer.’ It aired, Monday, May 02, 2016 on ABC.

Griffith shared, “God gave me the gift, my voice and I desire to use it to inspire others. This is of the utmost importance to me. I admire and support the work that Sara’s House is doing and I am humbled to participate. I just want to do my part to help.”

(Beth Griffith featured in Society Confidential, Detroit News)

2016 Special Guest

Other noted public figures participating this year are: Oak Park Mayor Marian McClellan, Comedian Shanie ‘D’ who is the celebrity host this year. She has appeared multiple times on B.E.T’s Comicview and performed with Comedian/Actor Sinbad on his Aruba Soulfest Tour.  Honorary Chairwoman is Tracey McCaskill, a long-time supporter of Sara’s House. She is the Promotions Director/On Air Radio Host at WJLB FM 98 and WMXD Mix 92.3.

Help improve the life of a homeless mother and her newborn by donating a new car seat or stroller. Contact Sara’s House at 313.473.7814, 313.330.2535 and gjackson@sarashouse.org. Monetary donations can be made online at sarashouse.org or drop a check in the mail addressed to Sara’s House, P.O. Box 21907, Detroit, MI 48221. All donations are tax deductible as Sara’s House is a certified 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Media contact: Cheryl Patterson of Universal Xperience PR Marketing, 313.434.4104, 915.500.7222, universalxperience@gmail.com.

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THE MISSION OF SARA’S HOUSE

unnamedThe mission of Sara’s House was handed down from a grandmother, the late Sara B. Coats, to a granddaughter, Geneva Jackson.  For eleven years, Sara’s House has positioned itself to be a great resource to homeless low-income pregnant women and teenagers in crisis. Sara’s House inspires hope and empowers women to live a life of wholeness. In an annual community baby shower, Sara’s House helps expecting mothers celebrate the life of their soon-to-be-born child with joy and dignity. Sara’s House believes that, “Sometimes in life, all we need is a little help, and Sara’s House is the place to start. We are the place of new beginnings.”

LINKS

Geneva Jackson of Sara’s House appears on The Mix Focus Forum 92.3 FM – 2016

Former Recipient Produces Promotional Video Paying Tribute to Sara’s House – 2016

Sara’s House featured in Impact Detroit Magazine – 2015

Geneva Jackson interviews with Rhonda Walker, WDIV TV 4 Detroit News Anchor – 2013

UAW Ford Supports Sara’s House – 2015 Digital Press Release

Homeless Moms Need Car Seats and Strollers as Sara’s House Provides Vital Resources

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