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HomeFront’s Women’s Initiative will be hosting their Third Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on Sunday, May 6, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Greenacres Country Club in Lawrence Township.
The highlight of the day will be special guest speaker Dr. Rameck Hunt, co-author of the novel “The Pact,”
Written by Dr. Hunt and his two friends, their inspirational journey to overcome life on Newark’s streets speaks to the power of friendship and determination.
“The Pact” was recently featured in a PBS documentary, telling the story of their decisions to become doctors despite their families’ severe economic struggles. Dr. Hunt has worked with many organizations to inspire people to dream big; “The Pact” has raised awareness in urban communities, urging youth to be active in their communities and realize their dreams.
“The Pact” is a story of friendship and determination. These same characteristics inspire HomeFront’s Women’s Initiative to end homelessness in Central New Jersey.
"First a family must have a safe, secure place to sleep at night, but we realize that they must be able to afford a place to live and the key to that is a job from which they can grow to be contributing members of our community.” says Connie Mercer, HomeFront founder.
Hosted by co-chairs Mary Dougherty and Randi Kronthal Sacco, Women’s Initiative members will come together to celebrate their accomplishments and educate potential new members. Proceeds of the luncheon benefit the Cherry Tree Club, HomeFront’s preschool for homeless children age 2½ to 5, which is at risk of closing due to loss of funding.
Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased by calling 215-964-9223 or visiting the Women’s Initiative link on HomeFront’s webpage (www.homefrontnj.org). Space is limited to 250 guests.