‘Dressed to a Tea’ event April 29 to raise funds for MotherHouse Crisis Nursery

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Three separate businesses come together with a tea that presents a unique twist on fashion, and raises money for MotherHouse Crisis Nursery, a program of Children’s Home + Aid.

The event, to be held Sunday, April 29, at Mashup Restaurant, 1641 N. Alpine Road in Edgebrook Shopping Center, offers ideas to spruce up your home and wardrobe for summer. There will be home decor items available to purchase from Mary’s By Design, a unique furniture, gift and accessory store on Harlem Road in Loves Park. Roxy Carmichael will have a fabulous array of fashion accessories to meet the needs of any woman’s wardrobe. Roxy Carmichael is on North Alpine just north of Rock River Ford.

The “Dressed to a Tea” event (1-3 p.m.), presented by Mashup Restaurant, will serve tea from Two Leaves & A Bud Tea Co., and Pomegranate Mimosas. There will be an assortment of scones and tea sandwiches with desserts of chocolate-covered strawberries, and cookies. The price to attend is $35, and may be purchased at Roxy Carmichael, Mary’s By Design or Mashup Restaurant. There is limited seating for this event, and reservations are required.

MotherHouse Crisis Nursery in Rockford is the only crisis nursery in northern Illinois and is one of just six crisis nurseries in the state. Children’s Home + Aid has operated MotherHouse Crisis Nursery in the northern Illinois region since 1999. MotherHouse works tp stabilize and strengthen families during times of crisis by providing 24/7 crisis child care and family enhancement services 365 days a year. MotherHouse helps children avoid traumatic experiences by caring for them while their parents resolve difficult situations that pose a danger to their families and helps parents by temporarily relieving them of parental duties so they can resolve the crisis situation and keep moving forward. Children may be left at MotherHouse for up to three days. While visiting MotherHouse, children receive hot meals, a bath and clothing if necessary, and a clean, warm bed all in a safe environment, at no charge to the family.

Children’s Home + Aid is a leading social service agency in Illinois. Each year, it helps abut 40,000 children and families overcome overwhelming obstacles such as poverty, abuse and neglect. Since 1883, Children’s Home + Aid provides more than 70 social service programs focusing on child development, child abuse prevention and strengthening families.

Posted April 25, 2012

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