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Celebrating 50 years: ‘Hope for Children’ event raises $120,000 for Devereux Georgia

 

Hope for Children Event

More than 100 guests gathered at The Foxglove in Marietta, Georgia, for Devereux Georgia’s “Hope for Children” event, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organization.

Hope Painting

The event’s live auction featured a painting Devereux Georgia youth created with Atlanta-based artist Lisette Correa.

More than 100 guests gathered at The Foxglove in Marietta, Georgia, for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia’s “Hope for Children” event, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organization.

The event generated approximately $120,000 for Devereux Georgia. Funds raised will be used to enhance and renovate the residential buildings on the Kennesaw campus.

“We want to thank our wonderful sponsors and attendees for helping to make our anniversary celebration a night to remember,” said Devereux Vice President of Operations Gwen Skinner. “For the past 50 years, we have been providing hope and healing for children, adolescents and young adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. As we look ahead to the next 50 years, I know there is so much more we can achieve. Together, with our supporters, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of youth and families throughout Georgia.”

About the event …

During the “Hope” event, guests enjoyed sumptuous food and drinks, live music and a live and silent auction. The central focus of the silent auction was art created by Devereux Georgia youth. More than 20 pieces were sold, along with trips and other events.

The live auction featured a painting youth created with Lisette Correa, an Atlanta-based artist who recently transformed the center’s basketball court into a work of art. Read a previous news article on Correa’s mural.

“Lisette visited our campus several times to discuss with our youth what ‘hope’ means to them. She then helped them spray paint their thoughts onto a canvas. The result is both beautiful and powerful,” explained Skinner. “Art is just one of many ways the individuals we serve express themselves. Every day, we strive to help those in our care learn new skills, grow in courage and confidence, and thrive in their homes, schools and communities.”

Learn more about Devereux Georgia, and learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

 

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