MEMPHIS, TN – It’s home for the holidays for some of the former residents of South City in zip code 38126 as they join the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) during the Annual South City Holiday Celebration.
The event is Thursday, December 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Emmanuel Center, 604 St. Paul Ave.
Hosted by the Memphis Housing Authority, Urban Strategies, Inc. and the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, the by invitation-only event will be a walk-through celebration for more than 300 current and former residents of South City.
To spread some holiday cheer, each head of household will receive a gift card and holiday bag with essential supplies. Door prizes and giveaways will be provided for adults and children.
This celebration is special, particularly for those who once lived in the former public housing development, Foote Homes and have returned to a revitalized vibrant community. The housing development closed in 2016 and is being redeveloped with the first phase opening in September 2019 as Foote Park at South City. Foote Homes was 75 years old and had 420 units. Foote Park at South City is a mixed-income community that will have a total of 712 units once completed.
Sponsors and volunteers for this year’s event includes FedEx, Nike, Kroger, the Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Housing Authority, SCORE CDC, Urban Strategies, Inc. and the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.
About the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
For more than 26 years, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) has been uniting women and helping break the cycle of poverty through philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. The mission of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is to encourage philanthropy, foster leadership among women and support programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential. wfgm.org