Monthly Archives: December 2015

The 5K for Hope was a great success!

Thank you to the South DeKalb Striders and all the participants of the race/walk. Support from the South DeKalb Striders means a lot to the Our House community and families. We look forward to partnering with you again next year.






Turner Hosts Sixth Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for Our House Families and Staff

For the sixth year in a row, Turner Broadcasting hosted Our House families for a Thanksgiving Luncheon last Friday, November 20, held this year at the Friends School in Decatur. The luncheon included all the Thanksgiving staples, from stuffing to apple pie, as well as craft projects for the kids, a family photo session for each family, and a Thanksgiving poem performance from one of the pre-K classes. At least 65 families were in attendance, in addition to a number of Our House teachers and staff, representing an estimated 200 people.

Turner Broadcasting came prepared to serve with forty volunteers from many branches of the company including CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network, and TNT. The team from Turner Media provided beautiful black and white family portraits to each family. The photos were printed and framed on-site, so that families could take their new keepsakes with them. Judging from the length of the line, the families loved their photos!

We would like to give thanks to Turner Broadcasting for their commitment over many years of generous service. Thank you for putting on such a fun and festive celebration for our families and staff! The Turner volunteers also brought donations of diapers, wipes, and formula to be given to Our House families at both the Atlanta and Decatur sites. Donations like these are essential to Our House operations, and we are so grateful for this magnanimous support.

We are also grateful to the Friends School for partnering with us to provide the event space. The size of the facility was a perfect fit for our group, and the easy distance between the Friends School and Our House’s Decatur site made it convenient for many to attend.