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Charity golf outing raises over $80,000 for single moms in crisis

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Fellowship Housing

Hoffman Estates, IL (September 12, 2013) -- On Thursday, September 5, local golfers showed their support of Fellowship Housing by participating in the Annual Golf Outing. With 100 golfers in attendance, over $80,000 was raised to help homeless and at-risk single mothers and their children.

A beautiful day on the Stonewall Orchard Golf Course, golfers enjoyed participating in competitive games, such as Beat the Pro and trying for a Hole-in-One to win a 2014 Mercedes from Motor Werks of Barrington. After the golf games concluded, guests heard from a mom in the program about how her life is forever changed. "With the many programs and resources they offer I have paid off over $10,000 in debt and I am currently in the process of buying a home through Habitat for Humanity. Fellowship Housing is a financial blessing to all the moms chosen to be in the program. However they are so much more than that. They have helped me out emotionally and also spiritually. Before FH just 18 short months ago, I felt lost, alone, defeated and at a dead end drowning in failure. The wonderful people at FH and every one of you that support us really do have a passion for the moms and their children. There is a genuine care and concern about us and our future. Fellowship Housing is not just a resource to me, it has extended my family," shared Cody.

The event was sponsored by many local businesses including the Rolfs Family, Finch and Barry Properties, and the Jandris Family. A complete list of our generous sponsors is listed on the Fellowship Housing website. Volunteers came from local companies, such as Amcol International, Orsini Healthcare, and TransNational Bankcard, to support the cause.

To find out more about upcoming events with Fellowship Housing and how you can join the cause, visit Fellowship Housing is a two-year transitional housing program for homeless and at-risk single mothers and their children focusing on financial literacy.

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