2nd Annual Voice for the Voiceless Raises over $20,000

Hales Corners Couple Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit
Homeless Young Women In Southeast Wisconsin

2nd Annual Voice for the Voiceless Raises over $20,000

Milwaukee, WI – Monday, July 28, 2014 – Voice for the Voiceless, a wine tasting fundraiser held in New Berlin, WI, was a huge success. The event, attended by more than 300 people, raised more than $20,000 and will benefit young women in southeast Wisconsin at Lissy’s Place, a transitional living program of the nonprofit organization, My Home, Your Home Inc.

The fundraiser was the brainchild of My Home, Your Home Inc. Board member Craig Knapp and his wife Jana. “We are excited that for the second year The Voice For The Voiceless event was such a great success. We are honored to be able to raise money for Lissy’s Place and help these young women who really have no place to go,” said Knapp “We have seen firsthand the successes of this important program and we wanted to make sure that money raised went to continue those efforts right here in our community.”

Lissy’s Place serves young women between the ages of 17.5 through 29 who have transient and unsupportive backgrounds. Many of the young women at Lissy’s Place have aged out of the foster care system at 18 without adequate life skills or a support network. The residents of Lissy’s Place have no income or their household income is below the county medium of 30%. The goal of Lissy’s Place is to help the women increase their skills and resources to better prepare them for becoming self-sufficient to move forward into sustainable permanent housing.

“Lissy’s Place provides stable housing, intensive case management, independent learning experiences, career development skills, continuing education options, connections to community resources and a supportive environment,” said My Home, Your Home Inc. CEO Connie Palmer. “Without the support and generosity of our donors, like Mr. and Mrs. Knapp and the rest of the community, we would never have been able to help the more than 500 young women who have stayed at Lissy’s Place since we opened the doors in 2001.”

The Board of Directors and Staff at My Home, Your Home Inc. would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Matty’s Bar & Grille for hosting the event and to Kathy Kohl our most talented photographer and everyone who supported this event. A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers who offered their talents to make this event such a success.

Special thanks also goes to our silver sponsors: WJS Wealth Management, our Bronze Sponsors: Tri City National Bank, Suburban Asphalt Co., Inc., Thomas B. Wilson, III & Patrick J. Crimmings, and Foxwood Crossing Capital, Inc. Other local companies and individuals who donated silent and live auction items: Johnson Brothers Beverages, Hausch Design Agency, Gemma Rae’s Cheesecake Café, Prime Printing & Signs, Terry Eiler, M n M Landscaping, Maggiano’s, Culver’s (Hales Corners store), Cooper’s Hawk, Organ Piper, La Belle Rue, Milwaukee Food Tours, Marriott Milwaukee West, Anytime Fitness (New Berlin location), Ticket King, Pure Family Chiropractic, Kathleen Race, Chris Hillier, UPS (Hales Corners store), Professional Dimensions, Starbucks, Full Service Car Wash, Mark Benning, Angie Sterling, Barbara & Mike Vannucci, Krissy Connor, DDS, The Gourmet Club Girls, Dental Care with Amore, La Fuentes, Terlato Wines Internation, Debbie Costello, Jeol Ceille – The Meat Man, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Linda & Abe McCabe, Bartolotta’s Restaurants, Pete & Billie Cook, Paul & Yvettte Cunningham, That’s Amore, Mike & Renee Balcerak, Sprecher, Jennifer Scheidt- Silpada, Tim & Lori Marshall, Otto’s Wine, Kathy Miskov – Pampered Chef, Lisa Miller – LiLi Knits, Julie Spahr, Foxwood Crossing Bunco Babes, Jessica Hoppa – Wild Tree, The Bosch, Rebecca & Rico Tijerino, Coach Patrick Clarey, Kris Steck, Constance McCarthy – Thirty-One, Joel Cook, Eagle Media, Benny Koch, Sky Dive Sky Nights, Mad Dog Saloon, Terry Kyne, Black Earth Gourds & Baskets, Mrs. Anderson & Friends, Barbara Drake, Michelle Drew, Dr. Chris Milkie, Modern Touch Dental, Milwaukee Foot and Ankle Specialists, Morningstar Golfers Club, and Ace Hardware.

Warm heartfelt thanks also go out to several people who committed time and energy to the planning of this event – Craig & Jana Knapp, Lisa Yahnke, Kim Cook, Chuck DeGraw, and Angie Sterling. Thank you very much for your support.

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Click here to see a video of the event.