Flapjack Fundraiser Benefits Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change

UNION — On Sunday Dec. 15, The Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change Transitional Home will host its second fundraiser event at Applebee’s, 1721 Morris Avenue in Union, from 8 – 10 a.m. The event is a Santa Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast and hosted by Melissa Grant, executive director of Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change Transitional Home.

The fundraiser will feature remarks from Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and soda. Tickets are $12 per adult and $10 dollars per child and advance ticket purchase by Dec. 9 is required. Tickets can be purchased by online www.yvonneshope.com or by contacting Melissa at 862-244-1058. Proceeds will benefit Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change Transitional Home.

Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change is a newly formed non-profit organization devoted to making a difference in the community. It provides a long-term, transitional home which will offer educational and social programs for pregnant women and women with children.

The Executive Director, Melissa Grant is the driving force behind the organization. When she was just 12 years old and her sister was 18 and pregnant, Grant and her family became homeless with nowhere to turn. She promised herself that when she was on her own, her family would always have a place to live. With that promise in mind, she bought her first house at 32 years old and her second when she was 34. That experience has enabled her to see the need to raise the profile of Transitional housing within the community. It has also given her the motivation and desire that will make a significant impact on fundraising activities.

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