Agape House is hosting its annual An Evening to Give Them Hope informational night on October 27 in Lake Geneva, Wis. The public is invited to learn more about the positive impact the organization makes in the lives of girls, young women, their families, and the local community. The evening will include a silent auction, inspirational guest speakers, and a gourmet dinner.
Join us Thursday, October 27 at the Geneva National Club, 1221 Geneva National Ave. South, Lake Geneva, Wis. 5:00 p.m. registration followed by a silent auction and 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $35 per person; $300 for a table of ten. Reservations are required. For ticket information and to RSVP, contact Jan Baker at 262-275-6466 or Jan@AgapeHouseHeals.org
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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.
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.
Thank you to the hard-working Girl Scout troop from Genoa City who visited Agape House to help tend our flower gardens. What a beautiful lesson in community outreach to enrich personal character. They did a wonderful job and thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the process. Our garden beds are now weeded, healthy and ready for summer flowers. We appreciate the cheerful assistance to keep our grounds looking lovely!
Do you know a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop who would like to extend community outreach to Agape House? Our non-profit organization is run on volunteerism and welcomes assistance. Please contact us at (262) 275-6466.
Congratulations to Hannah and Naomi, our 2015 high school graduates and to Faith for her advancement from 8th grade to high school. Our ceremony included recognition for academic achievements and personal characteristics displayed throughout the year including Truthfulness, Kindness and Gentleness. We are very proud of all of our 2014 – 15 students!
Congratulations to Bo Maveety, winner of the Ultimate Lake Geneva Golf Raffle, benefitting Agape House for Girls in Walworth, Wis. Maveety was the first person to purchase a raffle ticket during the Agape House annual information night, An Evening to Give Them Hope, last October. Maveety accepted his prize, valued at over $3,000, from Agape House director, Pam Patterson. Agape House extends a gracious thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets and contributed toward this fundraiser.
Agape House is participating in a project with International Little Artists (ILA), a Walworth-based foundation that has created a virtual global place for children around the world to share their messages through art. The project allows the students to exchange inspirational art and messages including painting, poetry and music, with youth around the world. The project was recently kicked off with a workshop led by ILA founder, Lucie Hake. Agape House School teaching assistant Tina Dillman will travel to India this week with a student on a ten-day mission trip to deliver art and music created by the students from the school and other Wisconsin ILA members to share with children.
ILA works in partnership with global organizations to personally deliver art through the work of missionaries, teachers and medical teams who are traveling abroad for their own missions and reasons. Future components of the ILA project include art exhibits, fundraising and parties to increase awareness, participation and resources.
Eight Agape House School students and their chaperones visited Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and Sgt. at Arms Anne Tonnon Byers at the state capitol on March 13 to learn about their roles as females in the state government. Sgt. at Arms Tonnon Byers spoke to the girls about her responsibilities and what it’s like to be a female in her position. Rep. Loudenbeck shared her life’s journey to the position she now holds and spoke of her passion for helping girls and women. Rep. Loudenbeck also outlined some of the legislative efforts she is involved in that will address challenges facing girls and women in Wisconsin. Rep. Loudenbeck offered encouragement to the girls and spoke enthusiastically about Agape House and School, which she has visited in the past. The students received a private tour of the capitol building, exploring both the Senate and Assembly chambers and learned about the building’s history.