~ A Benefit for the Orphans of Haiti ~

Please join us at Sperata on the Square in downtown Lawrenceville for a Wine Tasting and Auction ~ Saturday February 27, 2010, at 7pm ~ All proceeds go to Love A Child, Inc.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The retailer, restaurant and redeveloper. Lawrenceville businesses unite for Haiti's orphans.

In the wake of last month’s tragic earthquake, Christine Crowley Peters, President of Peters Path Store, an online women’s boutique, which opened it’s first location in Historic Lawrenceville last fall, has spearheaded a fundraiser to help the children of Haiti.

The benefit, “HelpHopeLove” on February 27, 7-10 at Sperata Restaurant in Lawrenceville, will be a wine tasting hors d’oeuvres extravaganza, with live music and dancing from the National Champion Southern Belles dance team. Proceeds from the ticket sales and live & silent auction will go to “Love A Child,” a children’s orphanage in Haiti. Other key sponsors for the event are redevelopment specialist, Emory Morsberger and Heather Kohberger, owner of Clogging Connection at City Center Dance.

While Peters’ boutique already donates to charity a percentage from every sale of jeans or t-shirt, throwing a fundraiser is new to her. “When I first heard the story break about Haiti, it was absolutely horrific to me,” explains Peters. “I knew I wanted to help somehow, but wasn’t able to find any local way that I could get involved in at that time. I thought if I can’t find one to be a part of, I’ll create one myself. I’ve never planned a fundraiser or event like this, but told myself I’d figure out how.”

Not being one to wait for things to happen, Peters called for a 10 a.m. meeting at her boutique the next day. In attendance and joining on as organizers were entrepreneurial women Antoinette Lopes, Sharna Fulton, Karen Turner, Lizzie Jaeger, Tami Reed, Heather Kohberger and Jennifer Morsberger. “It’s incredible how everyone pitched in so quickly to make things happen — from getting the word out to selling tickets to obtaining items for the auction,” says Peters. Then again, ask Lizzie Jaeger, a personal fitness trainer. “Christine’s enthusiasm is contagious. She has a way of making everyone want to be a part of something bigger than themselves.”

When asked why the fundraiser was for Haiti’s children, Peters responded adamantly “Why not! I’m sad when I think about children not having a family to come home to, hug, cook with, sit next to and know they are loved unconditionally,” explains Peters. By witnessing firsthand the incredible work done in an orphanage, I have taken mission trips to for 3 years in Mexico, It motivates me to help any orphanage in any way I can.”

Tickets to “HelpHopeLove” are 40.00 each and are available online at Peters Path Store. For more information, click here to visit the event’s blog.

Peters Path Store (PPS) is an online and brick and mortar boutique in Lawrenceville, GA aiming to make the world a better place. PPS is more than a shop for women’s latest hot fashions, organic clothing, accessories and home goods. The company promotes socially responsible shopping and creates awareness for causes such as “Love A Child.”

Love A Child is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization and a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO). Love A Child is member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA), which has the highest standards of accountability for non-profits. They also have the Independent Charities of America (ICA) “Best in America” Seal of Approval. Love A Child is working to reduce the poverty in Haiti.

For more information or to donate silent auction items, please email Christine Crowley Peters: Christine@peterspathstore.com or call 770-910-7722

Thursday, January 28, 2010

People Offering to Help

We are so happy about the wonderful responses and support we are already receiving for this event. There was a networking event held at Peters Path on Tuesday night, with about 40 attendees and everyone expressed an interest in helping however they could, whether it was buying a ticket or donating to our silent auction. We have also been so lucky as to have Prestige, Prints & Collectibles, a full service auction company, that caters to helping charities, ask to be able to hold a live auction at our event, with fabulous prizes! We are very excited. Lawrenceville's own, Mayor Rex Millsaps came to the meeting as well, and offered to help any way he can. So many great things are happening already and it is just awesome to see so many people ready to help those less fortunate.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Help.Hope.Love ~ The Beginning

Please join Peters Path & Sperata for an evening of wine tasting, hors d’ouevre’s, live music, silent auction, dance performances by National Champion Southern Belles & lots of fun, all to benefit Love A Child, Inc, a non profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, working to reduce poverty in Haiti and offer a home to their orphaned children.
Saturday Feb. 27
7-11 pm
Sperata on the Square
179 W. Crogan St. Lawrenceville
$40/ticket info@peterspathstore.com or

Organized by Christine Peters, Antoinette Lopes, Ronda Balfe, Sharna Fulton, Karen Turner, Lizzie Jaeger, Tami Reed, Heather Kohberger & Jennifer Morsberger