November 17, 2015
Mercy Multiplied announced today another extra special way to enjoy the Sacramento Mercy home this holiday season. Due to an overwhelming response, the evening session of Mercy’s first annual Walking Through a Mercy Wonderland on Saturday, December 5th is sold out, but will be extended by a newly added Afternoon Tea from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
“We are delighted to offer Mercy Wonderland Afternoon Tea since tickets are no longer available for our evening event,” said Kerri Phillips, Mercy Sacramento Community Relations and Development Manger. “Now people can also come in the afternoon to not only see the home transformed into a Mercy Wonderland, but also hear from the young women whose lives have been transformed through the Mercy program.”
Many community volunteers have stepped in to create a spectacular event that would generate awareness and benefit the work and mission of Mercy Multiplied.
Debbie Massie recently sold her used Christmas decorations from a second home and put the $5,500 proceeds toward the Mercy Wonderland event. “It was an incredible opportunity to tell people about Mercy, bless those who could not afford store prices for their own decorations , cheer up those going through hard times, and let Christ’s love shine,” said Massie. “We were all overjoyed to be able to bless a ministry that saves lives!”
“It makes me so happy to give back to the ministry that set me free,” said Ashley, a 2015 Mercy graduate serving on the Mercy Wonderland planning committee. “I love being on the other side, where I get to be a small part of the work that goes in to making a girl’s journey at Mercy possible.”
Dede Crayne, a Gold sponsor for the event, also has a personal connection to Mercy. “When I first heard about Mercy, it was through a booth they had set up at our church during a mission fair,” she said. “I remember thinking, ‘What a nice program for hurting girls. Thank God I would never need that.’ Well, a mere two years later I was looking into the program for my daughter who was in the grip of an eating disorder,” said Crayne. “ It was another two years of pain and misery before my daughter followed through with the application. We could not be more grateful for the hope that Mercy is bringing back into her life.”
In addition to Mercy graduate testimonies, both the afternoon and evening Mercy Wonderland sessions will include tours of the Mercy home, professionally decorated for the holidays by three of Sacramento’s top-rated event designers: Graceful Gatherings, Forever Vintage Rentals, and Simple Country Weddings. All three companies have been voted “Best Wedding Decorators” on the area’s well-known KCRA “A-List.” As an extra touch of holiday cheer, afternoon guests will also enjoy festive desserts with their tea.
Tickets and sponsorship information are now available here for the Mercy Wonderland Afternoon Tea. For more information about this event, please contact Kerri Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.