THIS SATURDAY – during the peak weekend of Oktoberfest – Family Promise of White & Habersham will launch its most exciting FUN-raising event of the year — THE GREAT HELEN DUCK RACE!

This is an event you won’t want to miss out on as we launch 2,000 unsinkable little yellow rubber ducks into the Chattahoochee River across from Paul’s Margarita Deck and watch them race to the finish line at the Helen Festhalle. The first duck to cross the finish line will win a $1,000 cash prize for its sponsor. You do not have to be present to win, but how could you miss this? It will quack you up!

Family Promise is selling sponsorships for each and every duck in the race. To sponsor one duck is only $5.00, but a raft of five ducks can be sponsored for only $20.00.

Tickets (ducks) can still be purchased on-site in Helen until 4:00 pm the day of the race. Look for us after 11am in the main square and in front of Paul’s Margarita Deck. We will also have duck appearances throughout town whom you can visit with and purchase tickets from.

This year’s event also helps kickoff Family Promise Week as an opportunity to highlight the extent of the need right here in our community. Family Promise of White & Habersham, an Affiliate of Family Promise, is proud to be part of a nationwide effort to help children and families who are homeless regain their sustainable independence.

The week of Sunday, October 21 through Sunday, October 28 is designated Family Promise Week and will help spread community awareness of the crisis of family homelessness across northeast Georgia.

Family Promise of White & Habersham was established in 2013 to assist families here in our own community. Last year alone, Family Promise of White & Habersham’s 12 local church congregations and volunteers gave 14,528 volunteer hours, provided 3,458 bed nights, and served 10,374 meals. They humbly served 28 children and 17 adults as well as supported 369 families by referral connecting them with additional programs and services. The program’s success rate—families still sustaining independence—has grown to 83%.

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