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Nicholas House builds dreams one luncheon at a time

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Nicholas House Homeless Shelter, located in Atlanta, Ga., hosted its annual Dream Builders Luncheon, on June 12 2014, at The Lodge @ Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Attendees gathered to witness the testimonies of homelessness cured, fellowship over a meal and take the opportunity to become part of the solution to end homelessness.

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The luncheon was held in one of the ballrooms of at the Lodge @ Peachtree Presbyterian Church. (The Lodge, located at 3417 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30305, is a lofty meeting place provided for the church’s congregation.)

Every year Nicholas House Homeless Shelter provides a meal to a select group of community. Attendees are selected by table hosts. Table hosts are Nicholas House Ambassadors, volunteer spokespeople, who are committed to share the word and bring awareness about the great works going on at Nicholas House.

The free meal consisted of a chicken breast salad, dinner roll, and custard dessert. The opening words were provided by Board of Directors President, Robert Hussle, of Rogers & Hardin, LLP. While partaking of the meal, attendees were graced with the presence of some of the children of Nicholas House. The children sang “I believe I can fly”, by R Kelly. One of the adult residents of Nicholas House also took a moment to share her journey into Nicholas House, her regained employment and her upcoming transition into independent living. During the program words were also received from Executive Director, Dennis Bowman, and Table Host Coordinator, Michelle Blevins.

In the culmination of the event and closing words, came with a call for action from one of the board members. The request was made for attendees to give what they could in the form of financial, material and time contributions to assist the residents of Nicholas House Homeless Shelter.

It only takes one person to make a difference. You, too, can get involved!

Nicholas House Homeless Shelter offers monthly tours of its facilities, located at 830 Boulevard, SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312. Visit the Nicholas House website or call 404/622-0793 for more information regarding its programs and services.

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