The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce under forty networking group, Young Executives of Sevierville (Y.E.S.!), raised $2,180 to benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. Y.E.S.! members presented the check to Safe Harbor’s CEO, Donna Koester, at the recent Chamber Coffee Talk event.
“It is an honor to be part of the Y.E.S.! group and an honor to be able to give back,” says Y.E.S.! member Amy Morton. “We were thrilled to present Donna and Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center with this donation.”
Y.E.S.! members raised the money by selling tickets to the recent Smoky Mountain Celebration event, which helps many area charities. Twenty dollars from each Smoky Mountain Celebration ticket sold by Y.E.S.! members went directly to Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.
“We are incredibly honored that the Sevierville Chamber’s Y.E.S.! group chose to dedicate their efforts to helping Safe Harbor and the abused children we serve each and every day,” says Koester. “Thanks to their individual and collective efforts, the funds they have raised will go towards the furnishing and decor of the Children’s Waiting Area at our new Child Advocacy Center.”
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered with the State of Tennessee on September 1, 2005 to serve the 4th Judicial District, consisting of Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. Safe Harbor serves as a central hub for the investigative and post-trauma therapy services for child-victims of severe neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse. Safe Harbor was established by a group of impassioned individuals to provide the coordination of necessary services in a child-focused and child-friendly home-like setting.
The Young Executives of Sevierville (Y.E.S.!) is a networking group of young professionals who are members of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce and under the age of forty. Y.E.S.! focuses on networking, personal and professional development and giving back to the community. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at different locations throughout the county. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/YESevierville.