Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Willows on Westfield

6729 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46220

New this year: Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube

Three sessions to attend or watch online: 4:00-5:30 p.m. 6:00-7:30 p.m. 8:00-9:30 p.m.


Home is needed more than ever!

When the COVID-19 pandemic started and congregation hosting had to be suspended, our volunteers and supporters came together to rent apartments as shelters.  It was not only more cost effective than hotels, it was successful with 89% of families securing housing!  Now we need your support to keep that momentum going for every family with children that call for shelter.

The Event(s): Home Sweet Home will have three in-person events on the evening of Thursday, October 1.  Your $50 ticket allows you to attend one event, either from 4:00 to 5:30pm, 6:00 to 7:30pm, or 8:00 to 9:30pm.  Each session will have up to 75 people to allow for social distancing.  The earliest session is reserved for those whose health makes them most vulnerable.

The Program: Each session will have the testimony from a former shelter guest, program highlights, and even some entertainment!

The Catering: Passed appetizers at session one, heavy appetizers at session two, and desserts at session three--with each one enjoying an open beer/wine bar!  Dinner tables are replaced by cocktail tables.

The Dessert Auction: Every congregation, company, or group that registers will have a fundraising page online that will go live 30 days prior to the event.  Recruit donors to give to that page up to 9:00pm on October 1, and that team's captain will get their choice of a generous gift card to a gourmet dessert establishment.  It's up to them how they share it!

The Livestream: You will be able to watch any or all sessions online by clicking the link we send and post here for Facebook Live and YouTube Live.  You can still bid on the silent auction and dessert auction from home!

Safety: For those attending in person, safety is our highest priority, and here are a number of precautions we and the Willows staff are taking:

  • Appetizers will be passed on trays with dome coverings.  The server will use a utensil to pass the individual appetizer to the guest, so there will be no reaching on the serving plate.
  • Servers and bussers will be separate, and wear different colored gloves indicating that.
  • Air purifiers were installed in the duct work of The Willows' banquet rooms.
  • The thirty minutes between each session will be used to do an intensive cleaning of all surfaces.  New cocktails tables purchased by The Willows do not require linens and can be disinfected quickly between event sessions.
  • Cocktail tables and seating will be significantly spaced out, and attendance for each session is capped at 75 guests.
  • The silent auction tables will be look only, with photos of items but no items to actually touch.
  • Masks will be required at the 4:00pm session for high risk populations, and we will follow the current mask policy for all other sessions.
  • There is much more we are preparing that we will add next month here as we prepare for the event.

What are you waiting for?  Choose one or all of the ways to support the event below:

  • TICKETS: You can pay by credit card to register your account details, making it even easier to bid on items at the gathering through our silent and dessert auctions.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Consider a donation of an item or service, especially gift cards to local small businesses to support them in this trying time.
  • Sponsor Home Sweet Home: Click to see the levels, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Sponsorship Chair) to secure one!

  • DESSERT COMPETITION: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a fundraising page for your congregation, company, or other group!


Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need.  We hope to "see" you in October, because...

Every child deserves a home.

Our deepest gratitude to the 2020 sponsors making this event possible...

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