Marking the largest fundraiser on Rainbow Village’s calendar each year, the 2023 “We Are Family” gala is just around the corner on Saturday, October 7. The metro Atlanta nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness – one family at a time – will play host to a black-tie optional affair that includes a champagne reception, seated dinner with complimentary wine, silent and live auctions, its famed wine wall, and a raffle. Held in the ballroom at Atlanta Athletic Club beginning at 6 p.m., guests will also have an opportunity to hear an emotional account from a Rainbow Village graduate, detailing the impact the organization had on her life and the lives of her children.
Every day, there are families with children who find themselves in unsafe environments with no place to turn, no one to turn to, and no place to call home. Through the provision of transitional housing and transformational programming, Rainbow Village is endeavoring to change that. The nonprofit utilizes a model that takes different goals and starting points into consideration. This allows residents to see their progress and build confidence in their individual journey toward economic self-sufficiency.
“Our gala is a night filled with great food, lots of laughter, and the occasional tear as we are reminded of the ‘why’ that has brought us all together,” says Melanie Conner, CEO of Rainbow Village. “With housing prices at historically high levels, affordable housing is harder than ever to come by. Homelessness is at crisis levels in many communities, including our own. By arming families with the tools they need to not only survive but also to thrive beyond our village, our organization, along with the individuals and partners that support us, is paving the way for them to confidently embark on the journey to self-sufficiency.”
With Northside Hospital leading the charge as presenting sponsor, both ticketed and non-ticketed sponsorships for the event are now open.
Established in 1991, Rainbow Village is a transformative 501(c)3 nonprofit program located in Duluth that serves families that are currently experiencing homelessness. The model provides safe housing, education, and community support systems that allow families to confidently embark on the journey to self-sufficiency and thrive beyond our village. RainbowVillage.org