Holiday Open House Welcomes Friends

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

Last Wednesday night, we opened our doors to friends and donors for our Holiday Open House.  The evening was a chance for the development team to say “Thank you” for all the dedication and compassion our St. Francis House friends have shown us year round.

Art Show and Sale

The event featured a large inventory of guest artwork from our Margaret Stewart Lindsay Art Studio. Items included jewelry, saori scarves, pastel paintings and charcoal drawings.  The proceeds from sales go directly to the St. Francis House artists.

A Message from our President

Karen LaFrazia, our President and CEO, welcomed guests to the evening program, and discussed the challenges to our homeless guests during the holiday season.  Ms. LaFrazia introduced Chris Bundick, St. Francis House Life Skills Instructor with our Moving Ahead Program, and Kim Kates, our Next Step Manager.  Both explained their roles and the importance of the Holiday Gift Drive to their respective programs.

Many members of our Emerging Leaders were in attendance to talk to guests about their roles and many attendees dropped off gifts they had signed up for as part of our Holiday Gift Drive.  The night was complemented by a delicious selection of appetizers, cheese, and charcuterie trays, generously sponsored by Whole Foods.

Thank you to those who attended

  • Interested in learning about our Emerging Leaders program?
  • Looking to get your company more involved at St. Francis House?

Contact Sharon Lee, to learn more.



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