The Family Center of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods, the community’s main source for parenting and care-giving information, is launching a multi-year Enrichment Campaign with a Kick-Off Party on Sept. 5. The pre-glow takes place from 6-7 pm, followed by the party from 7-9:30 pm at a historic home in Grosse Pointe Farms and features fabulous food and drink, as well as entertainment and house tours.
Honorary chairs of the event are Sergio and Lora Mazza, who are hosting the party at their Tuscan villa-styled home; Family Center founder Diane Strickler and her husband Ron; Assumption Cultural Center; and Marchiori Catering.
“The Family Center is an unparalleled resource for members of the community celebrating the joys and facing the challenges of raising kids and caring for family members,” said Debbie Liedel, Family Center Executive Director. “Our varied programs and materials provide information, ideas and insight to hundreds of local families every year.”
“We are excited to launch our first, multi-year, major giving Enrichment Campaign with this event,” said Enrichment Campaign Chair and Family Center Board Vice President Allison Baker. “Our goal is to ensure that The Family Center can continue to offer innovative and effective programming for generations to come.
“We truly believe that our community is stronger when our families are strong. We hope the community will come out to support this wonderful organization and have a great time at the party,” Baker added.
Founded in 2000 and located at Barnes Early Childhood Center, The Family Center sponsors presentations by expert practitioners and educators, organizes family-fun events and activities, and is the home of the drop-in program Play Central. Its website provides online access to articles by family care specialists and videos of Family Center presentations, an extensive calendar of events, a list of phone numbers, websites, and other family care resources and other family care information. We also coordinated the “Ask the Experts” weekly column in the Grosse Pointe News and a quarterly newsletter with interviews and articles on a wide variety of topics. Tickets are limited. For reservations or more information, contact The Family Center at 313.432.3832 or visit www.familycenterweb.org.