Haven Ministries Sponsors 5th Annual Tea Party

Haven Ministries recently held its 5th Annual Tea Party for 200 guests at the Prospect Bay Country Club, one of Haven Ministries’ business partners. The event, a fundraiser for Haven Ministries, featured tables each decorated and hosted by a community volunteer.

Mia Cranford, Director of Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator at Haven Ministries, said, “Working with Prospect Bay Country Club was a great experience. They were a true partner in donating the venue for the tea and in doing so really did their part to try to end homelessness in Queen Anne’s County. They were very easy to work with and gracious with their time. We are very grateful for how they truly showed what being a member of our community is all about.”

The menu for the tea included assorted scones, savory bruschetta, chicken salad sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches, sweet treats, and a variety of teas. The Silent Auction featured 28 themed tea baskets put together by volunteers, including picnic, wine, garden, and tea baskets. Other Silent Auction items included Coach and Donny & Brooke handbags, jewelry, and tea pots. Both the Kent Island & Queen Anne’s County Garden Clubs donated beautiful planters of flowers.

Haven Ministries offers Business Partner Program. Businesses take part in more than seven Haven Ministries events throughout the year; are included in advertising and promotion for the events; and receive overall recognition in support of Haven Ministries. Bronze Level Partners ($50 per month) include Trades of Hope/ Holly Gorham, Mary Kay/ Corbie Haas, I Live for Christ/ Shannon, Edward Jones/William Caughey, and Solar City/ Mike Souza. Silver Level Partners ($100 per month) include Lundburg Builders, Salon Atelier, Howard Bank/ Kara Plummer, Maid Healthy, and Holiday Inn Express. Gold Level Partners ($200 per month include Bayview Portraits by Cindy Sigmon, Harris Crab House, Hemmingways, ArtCademy, Railway Title, The Narrows, and Riley Construction. Platinum Level Partners ($400 per month) include Safe at Home Senior Care, Prospect Bay Country Club, and Benson and Mangold/Chuck Mangold Jr. Sapphire Level Partners ($7,500 a month) include Bay Times. Diamond Level Partners ($10,000+ a year) include Increte.

According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director, “The Annual Tea benefits Haven Ministries programs: the homeless shelter, food pantry, thrift store, street outreach program, and resource center.  Without the generosity of our donors, business partners, and event participants, we would not be able to operate these programs.”

Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries.  Haven Ministries operates a Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville,Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with job training, educational programming, and case management services.  The Haven Ministries Food Pantry is held on the third Friday monthly at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information about Haven Ministries, visit haven-ministries.org or call 410-739-4363.

#1: Pictured is one of the tables set for Haven Ministries 5th Annual Tea Party for 200 guests at the Prospect Bay Country Club, one of Haven Ministries’ business partners.(Photo by Cindy Sigmon of Bayview Photography, a Business Partner of Haven Ministries.)
#2: Pictured left to right are Hostess for Haven Ministries 5th Annual Tea Party: Jane Steimer, Bridgitte Bailey, Mary Jourdak, Peggy Anderson, Lolita Watkins, Eileen Macfarlane, Margie Reedy, Sandi Wiscott, Tammy Studebaker, Susan and Grace Anne Phillips, Charlotte Taylor, Victoria Holthaus, Krista Pettit, Mia Cranford, Caroline Aland, and Debra Kelly. Absent from the picture is Karen Bardwell.

A warm welcome and sincere thanks to our new business partners who are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors!

Please frequent these businesses who are helping to support, feed, clothe, and shelter the homeless in our community.

Supportive Funding from Chesapeake Helps