Current Causes

Current Causes

 

Hoedown for Champions for TEAM Alliance

Chairperson:  Sheila Rambeck

 

In 2014, the BWFC’s Hoedown for Champions raised enough funds to build a fifth grade classroom at a school for impoverished children. TEAM Alliance, founded by Peachtree City resident Jane White-Stevens, raises funds and support for Kingdom Champion’s Academy.  The Academy is a free private Christian school serving orphans and children from the slums in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Academy needs funds to build classrooms, as well as for supplies and food. The Academy struggles to feed the children two meals a day and educate and clothe them. The children in the Academy are healthier, happier, and better educated than their peers who do not attend, so the benefits of the Academy are obvious and real. The goal of the Academy is to eventually have every grade level; currently, there are five classes for children ages 2-10.

We plan a Hoedown barbecue with a silent cake auction at a local venue.  Ticket sales and proceeds go to fund the additional construction of the school building, clothing, and food so the Academy stays able to educate, clothe, and feed the children. For ticket information visit:

 

Art Walk for Pathway Home for Women

Chairperson: Andra Prowant

 

In 2014, Art Walk for Pathway raised nearly $10,000 for Pathway Home for Women, located in Sharpsburg. Pathway Home was established in 2005 to help women ages 18-38 break free from life controlling issues, primarily alcohol and drug abuse, and other destructive patterns of living.  As a faith-based year-long resident program, Pathway provides healing of the heart and training for the future through life coaching, various classes on healthy relationship, lifestyle, and life skills.  Our goal is not only for the women to live free from addiction, but help them discover their gifts and life purpose to be the mothers, daughters, friends, and citizens they are called to be, and positively impact the community.

As a BWFC cause, we host a dinner and creative art auction including paintings, jewelry, pottery, and other creative pieces in a fun-filled night including entertainment and testimonies of the success stories in the lives of the ladies who have graduated the program. For event and ticket info visit:

 

O Christmas Tea for Community Welcome House

Chairperson: Ellie White-Stevens

 

Through 2015 O Christmas Tea raised over $113,000 for Community Welcome House, a safe haven for domestic violence in Coweta County. Welcome House needs our support, as their rule to allow teen boys to stay with their mom’s limits their available state and federal funding. For women and children fleeing violent situations, the 14 rooms at Welcome House provide shelter, food, and a freedom from fear, until the woman can live independently.

O Christmas Tea is a networking event just for women with a silent auction, live holiday music, high tea, and gifts for the House. 2015 will be the 7th year of this event with Business Women of Fayette and Coweta. For event and ticket info visit: www.OChristmasTea.org

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