Shelter of Flint hosts drive-up breakfast fundraiser

FLINT — The morning of May 4 will see supporters of Shelter of Flint drive up to the Ascension Genesys Banquet & Conference Center to pick up a continental breakfast and other goodies.

The A Home of Their Own Drive-Up Breakfast is the newest fundraising effort by Shelter of Flint to support the work this organization does each day to combat homelessness in Genesee County.

“In the wake of COVID,” remarked Shelter of Flint’s Development Director, Shelly Hoffman, “we have had to find creative ways to support our essential work of providing shelter and support to women and families experiencing homelessness. It’s been a rough year for everyone, but it has been unimaginably tough for the families we care for.”

“This event,” Hoffman continued “will provide funding that allows Shelter of Flint to continue its work of moving families from homelessness to a home of their own and there is nothing quite like the smile on a parent’s face when they learn they have a home to move their family to.”

Individual tickets start at $50 and participants must reserve their breakfast and pick-up time in advance. Full details can be found at shelterofflint.org/events where there is also an event video that features this year’s H. William Reising Achievement Award recipient Cheryl Sclater.

The award, named for long-serving board member and advocate Bill Reising, recognizes individuals who have shown a steadfast commitment to Shelter of Flint. “Cheryl Sclater is an exemplary supporter of the work of Shelter of Flint. She has initiated projects that have had a positive long-term impact and she serves as one of our biggest cheerleaders,” said Hoffman. “She’s a remarkable person to have on your side.”

Every dollar raised will support the services offered by Shelter of Flint, which provides a 78-bed emergency shelter for women and families, a street outreach program, and permanent supportive housing.