Microbial Insights is going to
“Toss the Boss”
(to benefit The Restoration House of East Tennnessee)
Over the Edge Knoxville
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
The Restoration House is a nonprofit organization that helps single mothers and their children break harmful cycles and regain hope for bright futures by providing supportive transitional housing, ally teams and family advocacy.
Over the Edge – The Fundraiser Event. Admit it – There been times when you’ve wanted to “Toss your Boss”. The staff at Microbial Insights will “Toss the Boss” by sponsoring Dora Ogles to go Over the Edge on Saturday, August 29th to benefit The Restoration House. Participants will rappel down the side of the 12 story Langley Building in downtown Knoxville. 100% of the funds raised from Over the Edge will go toward construction of The Village.
The Goal – The Village The Restoration House opened its doors in 2007 and since then has operated in multiple housing sites spread over 11 miles. The Restoration House receives nearly 40 calls every month from single mothers or referring agencies but has only had capacity to work with five single-mother families at a time. The dream has always been to serve many more single parents and their children in a community setting. This vision will soon be a reality as The Restoration House embarks on Phase II construction of The Village project to expand services and support many more families.
The Need of Single parent families represent over 35% of households in Knoxville, and the majority of them are single mother families with children under 5 who are living below the poverty line.The Restoration House receives nearly 40 calls per month from single mothers (and other referring agencies) seeking a better life for themselves and their children. Current capacity simply cannot meet the needs of the community.