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'Angles Among Us' dinner dance a great success

There were plenty of angels in attendance at the Fayette Youth Protection Homes “Angels Among Us” Dinner-Dance which was held at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree on Saturday, Feb. 12. The angel theme fit right in with the Valentine’s Day weekend event.  Local artist, and art teacher at Starr’s Mill High School, Todd Little, created a beautiful angel painting during the dinner hour, and the patrons who bid and purchased over a hundred live, and silent auction items, were angelic in doing so. 

Fayette Youth Protection Homes is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment and supportive services to children and youth who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic family circumstances.  The group sponsors a community-based foster care program called Grace for Children which arranges placement of children ages birth through 21 into loving private foster care homes. The group owns and supervises the operation of the Friday-Johnson Home; a residential group home located in Brooks, Ga., The home provides school-age children protection and healing through a structured and homelike environment, comprehensive services, and most importantly, lots of hugs. At Gracie’s Closet, children living in foster care on the south side of metro Atlanta shop for clothing, baby gear, books, and school supplies all at the low, low price of nothing!

 The funds raised at the dinner dance will be used to support the efforts of the Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc.  Efforts are already underway for next year’s event.  If you would like to contribute, or volunteer to support FYPH, please contact Becky Davenport, Executive Director, at 770-461-7020 or via the groups’ website at www.fyph.org

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