The Drake House is an agency that empowers women and their children experiencing homelessness to achieve economic independence and long-term stability. There are many ways to support The Drake House. One way is to shop at The Drake Closet, a boutique that sells new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, with 100% of the proceeds going back to The Drake House.
East Cobber Amy Rees, Founder and Creator of Personality Plates, recently hosted a Ladies Night Fundraising event at The Drake Closet in Roswell. The event brought out more than 70 women to shop for a good cause. Collectively, they were able to raise over $1700, as well as many donations of clothing and accessories brought in for future sales.
“The Drake Closet volunteers went above and beyond making the event feel like one big party. It was an incredible night,” says Rees, “Women came from all over Atlanta to connect, shop, and learn about the important work The Drake House is doing.” The Drake House provides emergency and transitional program-enriched housing for single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness. The agency has provided nearly 200,000 bed nights to homeless families since 2006. More than 545 female-headed families have entered the program, including over 1028 children.
“It was so heartening to have women who are both business owners and leaders in the community, come out to support our agency and our mission of serving women and their children,” says Nesha Mason, The Drake House Executive Director.
Additional event sponsors that evening included: Fry Goehring Law Firm, The Renew Community/Andree Group Consulting, Street Studio Creative, and Doodle Pies.
Rees says, “We are so appreciative of the generosity demonstrated by our wonderful community.” Donations to The Drake House can still be made via this link: secure.givelively.org/donate/drake-house-inc/donate-now/amy-w-rees.