In recent years, The Drake House in North Fulton has made quite an impact in the Atlanta community. The Drake House is an agency that provides emergency and transitional program-enriched housing for single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness.
One way to support The Drake House is to shop at The Drake Closet, a boutique that sells new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to The Drake House. There are now three locations of The Drake Closet – Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and a recently re-opened store in Roswell.
On Jan. 19, more than 70 women came out for the Ladies Night fundraising event at The Drake Closet in Roswell. Collectively, they were able to raise more than $1,700, as well as many donations of clothing and accessories brought in for future sales.
While the event was hosted by Personality Plates, event sponsors included: Fry Goehring Law Firm, The Renew Community/Andree Group Consulting, Street Studio Creative, and Doodle Pies.
“It was an incredible night,” said Amy Rees, CEO of Personality Plates. “Women came from all over Atlanta to connect, shop, and learn about the important work The Drake House is doing. The Drake Closet volunteers went above and beyond making the event feel like one big party!”
The Drake House empowers women and their children experiencing homelessness to achieve economic independence and long-term stability.
The Drake House 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.
Rees says, “The community can still make a donation via this link if they would like to support The Drake House: secure.givelively.org/donate/drake-house-inc/donate-now/amy-w-rees.”