Joyce Duffy, executive director and CEO of Harford Famiy House Top, bottom left, accepts a check from members of Business Among Moms, who raised money during a vendor fair. Also pictured are Victoria Gabbai, Kim Meller, Susan Engelhardt, Stephanie Edge, Missy Bowlen, Dee Polek, Jenn Flory, Tammy Sickls Stewart, MItzy Linkous Dillman and Sherri Werther. (April 22, 2013)

On Sunday, April 14, the Business Among Moms group hosted a vendor fair and silent auction to benefit Harford Family House, a homeless shelter for families with children.

The event was held at El Rodeo Restaurant, which donated the space for the vendors and will add to the proceeds 15 percent of the food sales for that day. The event was organized by Sherri Werther, a hairdresser at Split Endz Salon at the Festival in Bel Air.

Through sponsorships, the group raised more than $600 which will house a homeless mother, father or child at Harford Family House for 24 days at just $25 per day.

The event featured everything from Sentsy Candles to handmade soaps and jewelry, all products sold by the members of the group who are direct retailers and owners of their own businesses.


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"Events like this one, organized by members of the local community, raise critical funding to continue our mission to homeless families in Harford County," Joyce Duffy, executive director and CEO of Harford Family House, said.