Fundraiser making a difference for House of Hope
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- An event in Green Bay is making a difference for young women and their children.
'Touchdowns for Hope,' hosted by Packers player, Mike Daniels and his wife, Heaven, raises money for House of Hope.
It's an emergency shelter in the Green Bay area for young women, 18 to 24.
While there, they get help with schooling, with parenting and with employment.
The event has been going on for 8 years and has gotten bigger and better each year.
The money raised helps pay for the programs that teach these young mothers how to be successful. The impact is huge
"It's our biggest fundraiser of the year. It's unfortunate that children in our community have to experience homelessness and poverty but the really great thing is, everyone here can help alleviate that today and really support House of Hope, so we can serve more of those young moms and kids who are maybe sleeping in their car or a place where it's not really safe for them," said House of Hope director, Shannon Wienandt.
Organizers say they would love to raise about $100,000.
Packers alum, William Henderson, is expected to attend as well as other players.
FOX 11's Michelle Melby and Good Day Wisconsin's Rachel Manek, are helping with emcee duties.