GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WFRV) All season long, Packers Greg Jennings will bring hope to young mothers in the Green Bay area.
Starting with the regular 2012-2013 season this Sunday, whenever Greg Jennings scores a touchdown, Green Bay Packers fan will not only be cheering for game points. That's because the Greg Jennings Foundation will donate $1,000 to House of Hope for every touchdown Greg scores.
House of Hope is a family shelter in Brown County which provides programming and support services to homeless, pregnant and parenting mothers age 18-24, and their children.
"The Jennings have allowed House of Hope to continue to provide shelter and resources to young mothers in the Green Bay area," said Judy Howald, House of Hope Advisory Board Chair. "Money raised over the past two years has allowed House of Hope to purchase a van and make necessary improvements to the building, all while, serving more than 100 families in the past 2 years."
"Growing up, my mother and I had a period in life where we had to lean on a facility similar to House of Hope for food and shelter. This experience made a positive and memorable impact on my life, and I believe it is important to do the same for other women and children that may have that same need," said Nicole Jennings, Greg's wife.
The House of Hope will kick off the season with their 3rd annual Touchdowns for Hope Gala. Held at the Oneida Country Club this Friday, September 7th at 6pm, there will be silent and live auctions along with raffles. Additional Green Bay Packer players will be attending the event in support of Greg's commitment to House of Hope. For more information or to purchase your reservation,click here.