Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013!

Posted December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013!

2012 has been an amazing and memorable year for The Settlement Home. There are so many things we’ve accomplished this year, yet we look forward to what 2013 holds.

In 2012, we…

  • Participated in Clear Your Clutter Day and collected countless things for the Garage Sale.
  • Celebrated six young ladies at a Quinceanera.
  • Sent our girls to summer camps and on fun summer excursions.
  • Recognized more than 70 Community Youth Council members at SpringFest.
  • Acknowledged members of the Mildred Gregg Wendlandt Legacy Society.
  • Continued to expand our presence online through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, our blog and the website.
  • Celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Transitional Living Program. This program provides an apartment, guidance and support for young women who are 18 or older. They learn to live in their own apartment, while still receiving access to staff and support.
  • Reached a record at our 2012 Charity Garage Sale, which raised $625,000! More than 1,200 people attended the Preview Party and more than 20,000 shoppers attended the sale.
  • Adopted Lanier High School as part of our Giving for Living program, providing each student with a $25 voucher to use at the Garage Sale.
  • Two groups worked tirelessly to makeover Colony Creek. It looks fabulous!
  • Consummated three adoptions and verified eight foster and adoptive families.
  • Shared Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with our children, families, friends and supporters.

Having fun at Games Day!
Received a Certificate of Congratulations from Council Member Kathie Tovo.

Colony Creek got a wonderful makeover.

Elves decorated our cottages.


Enjoying good times at the Garage Sale.

2012 Garage Sale Co-Chairs. Great job, ladies!