August 2015 - Agape House Heals

Inspired by Butterflies

What’s with all the Butterflies?

Agape House butterflies

Curious children playing in the summer sun often stop in their tracks to peek at a cocoon that houses a caterpillar transforming into something new. We stand in wonder of these tiny creatures that spin silky blankets around themselves, close out the world, and then emerge as something completely different from the bodies that went into hiding.

Too often, though, we see “cocoon behavior” that is not so filled with wonder. Parents struggling with alcohol addictions close their doors, hoping no one will see what’s happening within their hearts. Mothers in abusive relationships wall themselves off from concerned family and friends, afraid to leave what they think is the safety of what has become a cell. Children facing abuse and addiction and self-destructive behavior pull the blankets up over their eyes, frightened of a world beyond their familiar rooms. These are the everyday lives of so many who are trapped in a cocoon, afraid to come out of hiding.

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Estate Sale Fundraiser held at Agape House

Sale of donated estate to benefit Agape House

Agape House has received a generous donation of estate items from a private donor, for sale Thursday – Saturday, August 27 – 29 at Agape House, 215 Main Street, Walworth, Wis. Items for sale include recliners, dressers, mirrors, cabinets, trunks, headboards, dishes, vintage board games, pots and pans, and some antiques. All funds raised from the sale will support Agape House programs, which help turn around the lives of abused or distressed girls ages 12 through 28.

Donations of household goods are being accepted for the sale (no clothing, please). Donated items can be dropped off at Agape House on Monday or Tuesday, August 24 or 25, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To schedule a different time or request a pick-up, call 262-275-6466.

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