Young Professionals Assist The Drake House

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Young Professionals Advisory Council

THE DRAKE HOUSE PROVIDES A LIFELINE of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta. Their vision is to be an integral part of the community facilitating financial security and housing stability. As their journey began in 2006, with the help of North Fulton Community Charities, the agency has served more than 430 families and 800 children. The organization’s success and growth stems largely from its devoted yet talented staff, volunteers and donors, many of whom have been a part since its inception.

With the continued growth of the organization, so too became the need for more support. A Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) was formed from the same leadership program the Drake House was born and created to speak to the millennial generation, which is known for its philanthropic tendencies. The council of twenty young locals was chosen from a diverse selection of individuals across varied industries to help bring awareness more broadly out into the community.

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The need for affordable housing and programming for the families who reside in the Drake House and the Drake Village is large. And to date, YPAC members have created focus committees, hosted outings for the teens and are planning its first full scale event in March.

On March 9th 2019, YPAC will be hosting the inaugural “Tappin’ Out Homelessness” fundraiser at Truck & Tap in Alpharetta with proceeds, $1 per pour (wine included), going to The Drake House all day long. In addition, the event will offer live music, raffles, great food and a wine pull for guests 21+.

If you are a young professional interested in becoming involved with the YPAC, please email Robyn Rotunda at rrotunda@thedrakehouse.org.

YPAC Objective: to help the Drake House remain on track with their goals, mentor children/teens, educate young adults in the North Fulton surrounding area and to volunteer. Our Motto: VOLUNTEER. DONATE. ENGAGE. www.thedrakehouse.org.

The Drake Closet is one of the many initiatives of The Drake House to help raise funds to help the homeless single mothers and their children in our community.

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