Ho! Ho! Ho! – 2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa's Helper to raise funds for sheltering homeless families
Kingsport, TN – Join the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Kingsport (IHNGK) on Saturday, November 19th, 9-11:30am for a the 2nd annual pancake breakfast with Santa's Helper at the 1st Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (corner of Broad and Charlemont Streets, one block off Historic Church Circle). Real Bearded Santa Milt will be on hand as Santa's Helper for photos with individuals and families. For a small fee, children and families can create simple holiday crafts. Other activities will include indoor games, face painting, and small group Christmas caroling. The Under $10 Holiday Gift Shop will feature small gifts and decorations, suitable for a thoughtful teacher's gift.
For tickets contact the IHNGK Day Center at 423-246-6500. Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. At the door the price is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
This year, IHNGK is accepting Chair or Table Sponsorships to help raise addition funds from concerned individuals, churches, and other organizations. For a nominal fee, ($20 for a Chair, $100 per Table, $250 for an exclusive Table Sponsorship), one can sponsor the item as a memorial or honorarium for a loved one, including a special pet. The Sponsorship Forms can be found at http://www.ihngk.org/breakfast and are due by Friday, November 11, 2pm.
Breakfast with Santa's Helper is a unique fund raiser and an important addition to IHNGK's annual activities to provide housing and build awareness of the challenges homeless families with minor children face each day in the Kingsport area.
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Kingsport, Inc. (IHNGK) is a coalition of churches in the Kingsport area that banded together in 2001 to reach out to families in crisis. Families with children make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. IHNGK provides a safe, family oriented place to stay, nutritious meals, and mentoring to help homeless families with children under 18 on their quest to regain independence. IHNGK is the only shelter in Kingsport currently able to accommodate two parent families, teenage boys and single fathers with teenage girls. Caring community and staff members provide guidance, encouragement and supportive services to help families find and retain permanent housing. Beginning in 2011, IHNGK also offers transitional housing support for eligible IHNGK families.
About Santa Milt:
Santa Milt, Milton Nelson, is a retired Kingsport City Schools choral director and music teacher. He is a master level graduate of the Santa Claus Academy and a member of the Century Club of The Brotherhood of the Direct Descendants of Santa. Since completing initial training at the Horsin' Around Carving School in February 2010, he has been carving as one of the original Four Horsemen of the Kingsport Carousel Project.