Connie Palmer, CEO of My Home, Your Home Inc. poses with Attorneys Korb and Shilobrit at the “Heart in a Handbag” Luncheon.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, was the annual luncheon hosted by My Home, Your Home Inc. benefiting its subsidiary Lissy’s Place. As the only transitional housing program in the Milwaukee area, Lissy’s Place takes in single homeless and abused women without children and women formerly in foster care.
Lissy’s Place helps young women end the cycle of poverty and homelessness by teaching the women personal skills to live independently, along with the development of educational, financial and health skills. The goal of Lissy’s Place is to allow these women to not let their past experiences define them, and assist them with moving on confidently and proudly with their lives.
Over 300 community leaders attended the “Heart in a Handbag” annual luncheon at the Italian Community Center, which included a silent auction.
Thema Ponton, an anchor for “12 News This Morning,” emceed the event. Guests enjoyed a short video about Lissy’s Place while lunch was served. After that, Christina Felski, a graduate of Lissy’s Place and current board member, gave a moving speech about her past experiences.
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. was recognized as a sponsor of the event. A group of Hupy and Abraham employees attended the luncheon including Attorneys Todd Korb and James Shilobrit. Attorney Jason Abraham is an honorary board member of My Home, Your Home Inc.
After the event, we received the following note:
Dear Hupy and Abraham,
Thank you for the Generous Prada Handbag table sponsorship at our 5th annual "Heart in a Handbag" luncheon on April 22, 2014.
I hope everyone enjoyed hearing from the Lissy's Place program participant. Her story was from the heart and a true example of how important your gift is for those we serve.
I look forward to seeing you at our next event which is our 2nd annual "Voice of the Voiceless" wine tasting fundraising on July 17, 2014.
Thank you again, for helping us to continue our mission: "Bringing families hope, one individual at a time."
Chief Executive Officer
Lissy’s Place can house up to 17 women from age 17 to 29 for a maximum of 2 years. There is a constant waiting list to enter Lissy’s Place, and there are currently 40 women on that list. To ensure the survival and success of Lissy’s Place, Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has been a sponsor of this annual luncheon for several years.