Home Start Exceeds Fundraising Expectations at 14th Annual Fall Festival

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Home Start, Inc., a nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, held its 14th Annual Hallo Wine Festival outdoors on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Historic Burnham House. The event raised over $50,000 – making it the most successful year in the event’s history.  

Home Start’s Hallo-Wine Fall Festival is held every October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All funds raised support the organization’s programs that provide critical assistance to vulnerable children and families affected by this hardship in San Diego.  

“Seeing our community come together to support our mission is remarkable. Because of our incredible supporters, this year’s Hallo-Wine was our most successful ever. We are already turning those dollars into life-changing resources and services for those in need,” shared Home Start Chief Executive Officer Laura Tancredi-Baese, LCSW.  

This year’s festival’s Co-Presenting Sponsors were Molina Healthcare and Evelyn Favero-Heald. Hallo-Wine attendees were able to enjoy a variety of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, boutique wines, hand-crafted beers, and local spirits, in addition to the live entertainment, silent auction, and many other interactive activities. Guests also heard from a local Home Start client who shared her personal story of how Home Start helped her and her family overcome homelessness.  

Home Start’s vision is for every child in San Diego to have a safe, stable, and nurturing home. For those interested in providing assistance to families affected by domestic violence and other crises, Home Start coordinates volunteers, accepts donations, and operates a thrift boutique and Bright Futures Candles in Normal Heights. These social enterprises provide job-training and program revenue for young mothers facing homelessness. 

Left to right are Liz Morrison, volunteer; Rene McKee, Cal Coast Credit Union, VP Community & Public Relations; and Laura Tancredi-Baese, Home Start, CEO who attended the 14th Annual Hallo Wine Festival.

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