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Family Service Emergency Homeless Shelter Benefit raises $226,000+

Funds will help local individuals and families return to permanent housing

Family Service Chief Executive Officer Julie Dees, Board Member Philip Mitchell, Esq., Board Secretary Cliff Davis, Board Member Timothy Wade, Board President Deborah Van Aken, Board Vice President Alice Gens. Submitted Photo

The 11th Annual Family Service Emergency Homeless Shelter Benefit, held recently at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, raised more than $226,000.

In attendance were Family Service staff, volunteers, partners and generous benefactors, all of whom are instrumental in helping local individuals and families return to permanent housing.

“You help fund the most important part of the shelter program — our staff,” said Julie Dees, Family Service chief executive officer, to attendees at the benefit. “They are the heroes who offer hope and healing to the people that come through our doors and set them on the path for success.”

Guests were treated to an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner. There was also a call to action and live auction with many packages, ranging from fine dining and theater experiences to professional sports tickets/memorabilia, golf outings and getaways.

“The evening was filled with wonderful moments of shared passion for the mission of the homeless shelter and exceptional generosity from sponsors, long-time donors and newer donors eager to learn more,” said Deborah Van Aken, president of the Family Service board of directors. “We are excited for what the next year of programming will accomplish.”

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