Mom’s House® Annual Gala

Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by: Christina Rodriguez | Category: Events

Mom’s House® to Hold Gala Commemorating
Its Work on Behalf of Young Single Mothers

Toledo, OH, April 27, 2010 – Mom’s House® of Toledo has announced it will hold its Mom’s Night Out Annual Gala and Auction at The Pinnacle on Friday, May 7th 2010. This event celebrates the organization’s 17 years of service to the Toledo community, and will honor long-time Mom’s House supporter Lisha Washington, and her son, former Pittsburgh Steeler two-time Super Bowl champion and native Toledoan Nate Washington. According to Christina Rodriguez, executive director, Lisha has been an inspiration to the young mothers of Mom’s House.

“Nate was born to Lisha at a young age and she raised him as a single parent, all while working and going to college,” Rodriguez said. “Their story resounds loudly in the lives of the young mothers at Mom’s House, and has encouraged them to persevere and have hope for a bright future for their children. Most recently, Lisha has been a presenter at weekly Parent Education meetings and has unselfishly given her time to our cause. She’s really made a difference.”

Past functions have paid tribute to celebrity moms such as Gladys Knight, Kaye Lani Rafko-Wilson, Mary Beth Zolik of 101.5 The River and Fran Anderson. This year is sure to be just as special. Nate will also be on hand to present a donation from his charitable organization, “The 85th Foundation.”

Tickets for the 17th Annual Mom’s Night Out benefitting Mom’s House are $100 each and tables of 10 may be purchased for $950 a piece. Attendees can look forward to an evening of cocktails, grazing stations, a silent auction and dancing. The proceedings begin at 7 p.m.

About Mom’s House. For nearly two decades as a non-profit organization, Mom’s House® has been encouraging low-income, young single mothers to reach their educational goals while guiding them to become effective parents. Over time, more than 250 young student mothers have received assistance in changing the direction of their lives. For more information, visit or call 419.241.5554.

About Lisha Washington. Lisha is 1977 graduate of DeVilbiss High School and holds an Associates Degree from the University of Toledo. Through her faith in God and many sacrifices, she overcame great odds to enjoy great personnel and professional success, particularly seeing her only child rise to stardom in the NFL.

About Nate Washington. From an early age, Nate was always a lover of sports but was always encouraged to put academics first. Out of many offers, he chose to play college football for Tiffin University, where he set many records that still stand today. In 1995, he was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is presently a starter with the Tennessee Titans.

Press Release Contact Name: Christina Rodriguez
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Press Release Contact Phone: 419-241-5554
Organization Name: Mom's House of Toledo
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Organization Address: 2505 Franklin Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43610