Shelter From the Rain Benefit Show December 5 | cultural | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

Kick off the holiday season and get in the spirit with Shelter From the Rain as they host their 5th Annual Christmas Show at the Savannah Theater on Sunday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.

This live holiday broadcast benefits single mothers and their children in need in our area.

“It’s always a great fun event for our families and supporters. This year will be very special for our guests and it will be a show like no other show we’ve done in the past. So our annual supporters are going to experience something brand new,” said Shelter From the Rain Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Graham.

This year, the Savannah Theater will also include part of its Christmas tradition show. The Savannah Theater has been a source of creativity and entertainment production in Savannah for over 200 years and Shelter From the Rain is honored to partner with them to help families.

“The Savannah Theater is such a local treasure. We welcome our single parents, volunteers, supporters and the entire community to kick off the holiday season with a beautiful show full of joy in the heart of downtown Savannah’s historic district,” said Graham.

“This is the fifth year they’ve hosted a fundraiser at the theater, but this will be the first year that artists from the Savannah Theater will host the event, so we’re thrilled,” said Mike Zaller. , partner and performer of the Savannah Theatre.

Shelter From the Rain, Inc. (SFTR) is a nonprofit organization founded by Graham in 2010. Based in Savannah, it provides assistance to low-income single mothers and children in need. They had over 600 gifts for single mothers in Chatham County.

“Shelter from the Rain is a really special organization for me because I started it because I’m a single mom,” Graham said. “I became a single mother at the age of 16, so my passion for helping single mothers is very sincere.

Proceeds from this event will be used to help single mothers with infant supplies through their diaper bank, purchase needed household items, develop mentorship, a support group, virtual tutoring services for children of mothers singles, virtual mental health counseling and job search. assistance.

“Just in Chatham County alone, the percentage of single women is higher than the average for the state of Georgia, so events like this really help meet the needs that they have in that area as they are going through such a difficult time,” Graham said.

Graham is grateful that the organization has been able to partner with several local organizations to ensure single mothers have all the tools and resources they need to be successful.

“In 2022, Shelter From the Rain is focused on developing economic independence for single mothers through education, mentoring, personal and professional development, home ownership, health and wellness” , said Graham, who acknowledged that single mothers across the country continue to face several challenges. following the pandemic.

She says she wants the Shelter From the Rain 2022 initiatives to help them overcome the barriers caused by the pandemic with programs to help single mothers keep their children, find jobs and obtain affordable housing solutions.

The benefit is a way for the community to help this organization while enjoying delicious holiday entertainment.

For more ticket information, visit eventbrite or shelterfromtherain.com/christmas-tradition. Single mothers, single fathers and refugee families can attend for free by filling out an RSVP form at shelterfromtherain.com/rsvp

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