The 20th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes is set for November 12-13 and the homes and charities are set! We will feature 7 homes, all in the Downtown Woodstock area!
Georgia Canines for Independence:
GCI provides trained service dogs to
increase independence and quality of life to people living with physical disabilities and mobility impairments.
Next Step Ministries:
Next Step is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with special needs and disabilities by teaching job and social skill development, motor skills, and providing a social environment.
Serenade Heights is a supportive and transitional housing alternative for single mother families designed to service Cherokee County and surrounding areas by offering safe transitional housing and mentor-ship.
Volunteer Aging Council: The mission of the VAC is to encourage volunteerism and raise funds that bring awareness of programs and events that benefit Senior Services, their clients, and Cherokee County Senior Services’ programs.
Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
The Junior Service League of Woodstock Holiday Tour of Homes first began in 1997. Since its inception, the tour has raised over $350,000, allowing the JSL to invest in the lives of needy citizens of Cherokee County. The Holiday Tour of Homes features exquisite homes in Woodstock and Canton that are professionally decorated for the holidays by local designers. Each home has unique features that make it distinctive. Visitors will be able to get numerous holiday decorating ideas to make their own homes more festive for the holiday season. Each year we showcase two homes on a candlelight evening tour. The Holiday Tour of Homes is held the second weekend in November.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people will see my ad in the Tour ticket book?
We typically sell between 1,500 and 2,000 tickets.
How is the Holiday Tour of Homes advertised?
The JSL’s Public Relations committee will reach out to local news outlets including the Around About Magazines (Around Woodstock, Sixes Living, and The Townelaker), Cherokee Connection, Cherokee Life, The Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Ledger, Family Life Publications (Canton Family Life, Woodstock Family Life, and North Fulton Family Life), and neighborhood newsletters, as well as WXIA, WSB, FOX and WAGA TV.
Additionally, JSL will provide information on the event to local social websites like Patch and Macaroni Kid, as well on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc…).
What is the Preview Party?
On the night before the Tour, JSL members and Tour sponsors join to celebrate and kick off the Tour with drinks, heavy hors d’oevres and a special sneak preview into one of the Tour’s festively decorated homes. If your sponsorship level is Silver or higher, you will receive an invitation to attend the Preview Party and bring a guest.
Is my sponsorship commitment tax deductible?
Yes. The Junior Service League of Woodstock is a 501c(3) non-profit, and your sponsorship fee therefore qualifies as a charitable donation.
Where do my sponsorship dollars go?
Sponsorship proceeds from the past have been donated to: A Day at Reinhardt, Anna Crawford Children’s Center, BEATS, Bethesda Community Clinic, Boys and Girls Club of Cherokee County, CASA, Cherokee County Emergency Shelter, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Cherokee FOCUS, Challenger Baseball, Christmas Joy, Georgia Canines for Independence, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Habitat for Humanity, Hillside Christmas Angels, The Hope Center, Kaleidoscope, Meals on Wheels, MUST Ministries, Never Alone, Papa’s Pantry, Parent to Parent, Rainbows, Timothy’s Cupboard, and Turnaround Ministries.
When and how do I sign up to be a sponsor for this year’s Tour? The deadline for sponsorship commitments and ad artwork is 10-2-2015. E-mail email@example.com for additional information.
Is photography allowed in the homes? No cameras or video equipment allowed.
Do children need a ticket for the Tour? All children over the age of 2 must have a ticket. Also, no baby carriers or strollers are allowed inside the homes.
Where does the Tour start? There is not a designated start. You may start the Tour at any of the homes and may spread out your visit over both days.
Where can I purchase a ticket? Online through PayPal , through a JSL member, at a local business (businesses T.B.D) and at any of the homes on the Tour.
Can I volunteer my time even if I’m not in the Junior Service League? Absolutely! The league is always looking for help during the Tour. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on volunteering.
You will be asked to remove your shoes and/or be provided protective booties before entering each home on the Tour. This is to help minimize the tracking of dirt into these beautifully decorated homes.
How do I get involved in Home Tour in the future? We are always looking for homes in the Woodstock and Canton area, as well as designers to showcase during the tour. If you or someone you know would like to help us raise money for our Cherokee County charities by featuring a home, designing a home or sponsoring the Tour, please contact JSLofWoodstock@gmail.com.