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There’s No Place Like Home

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

There’s No Place Like Home has become one of the largest and most successful events in the Syracuse community. 2014 marks the eightteenth year of the event. For information on how you or your business can be a part of this year’s event, contact Adrienne Kelley, special events and development, 475-5422, ext. 322.

Check out these ways that you or your company can become involved:

Opportunities for Sponsorship

Opportunities for Support

There’s No Place Like Home 2013: A Huge Success.
Over 2,500 Francis House family and friends gathered for There’s No Place Like Home on October 16, 2013. The Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds was once again transformed into an elegant venue with 12 banners recognizing each resident who had spent their final days at Francis House. Chairs Heather and Mike Hennigan along with Vice Chairs Janice and Howard McCarthy, led an energized committee of volunteers. The result? $341,000 in net profits for Francis House.

“Many people do not realize that this is a year-long effort,” says Sister Kathleen Osbelt, Francis House Founder. “We have such dedicated volunteers gathering support from local businesses, corporations and individuals. This is truly a community effort.”

The proceeds from the event fund nearly one-third of the annual budget for Francis House. Without any third party or insurance reimbursement or government funding, Francis House relies solely on donations to meet the annual $1.3 million budget.

Guests enjoyed international food stations by Carnegie Catering while listening to the music of Paul Fye. The true excitement of the evening is the popular key game. Guests purchase keys to try to unlock the doors of eleven different prize houses. Over 500 prizes were won at the houses along with a silent auction, live auction and raffle.

It was a fun evening that brought together Francis House staff, volunteers, family members and community leaders.

Plans are already underway for There’s No Place Like Home 2014. If you can support Francis House as a sponsor, advertiser or prize donor please contact Adrienne Kelley, special events and development, 475-5422, ext. 322.

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