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SAFFT fundraiser to support children

Will feature food, live music

POSTED: November 1, 2012 11:59 p.m.
 

The public is invited to support Forsyth adoptive and foster families this weekend.

Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together, or SAFFT, will be the beneficiary of Venza Group’s fifth annual charity event. Venza provides technological support to those in the hospitality industry.

The fundraiser will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Sage Woodfire Tavern, 11405 Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

Ashley Anderson, SAFFT executive director, said she’s hoping for a large turnout at the event.

“We have a lot of sponsors and we’re expecting probably 200 people,” she said. “We’d love to have anybody in the community to come out.”

The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live band and silent auction and raffle items, such as gift certificates and sports and music memorabilia.

“We have a lot of great items like autographed jerseys from Tim Tebow and Chipper Jones and an autographed guitar from [the band] Maroon 5,” Anderson said.

Tickets to the event are $30 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Encouraging people to attend, Anderson said SAFFT is a unique organization. It provides a range of services for families with foster or adopted children, such as providing clothing, backpacks and meals, and awarding scholarships.

Additionally, it holds monthly “family night out” events and at least two large socials a year.

The SAFFT Visitation Center on Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Cumming also provides a safe environment for children who have been separated from their biological families to meet for visitation sessions.

“You don’t have to foster or adopt to make a difference in the life of a child,” Anderson said. “You can do something like attend this event to help us provide support.”

 

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