2017’s 21st Annual Holiday Tour of Homes raised a grand total of $34,159.13!!!
- 400+ volunteer hours by WJWC Members throughout the year and during the event
- 50+ hours by our volunteers from Kennesaw State, local high schools, and other community members
- COUNTLESS hours of work by our hard-working and talented designers
- 3 Homeowners and 2 Model Homes opening their doors for the weekend (and the weeks leading up to it!)
- $13,931.00 in in-kind donations from our fabulous sponsors
- $20,228.13 in cold. hard. cash (This includes ticket sales and more funds donated from sponsors!)
The Recipients for the 21st Annual Holiday Tour of Homes are:
In 2017, to honor Veteran’s Day, we have accepted nominations from Cherokee County Veterans Families that have suffered hardship. We are so honored to be able to put money directly into the hands of families who have made so many sacrifices for the benefit of our country. We also will be donating to perennial favorite, Georgia Canines for Independence, who train service dogs for people with special needs, and finally we have added Brandon Hunt and his family, who have recently gone through unimaginable loss. Please help these families and programs by purchasing your tickets today!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
GOLD LEVEL: The Gifted Ferret; PLATINUM LEVEL: Appalachian Foundations and Walls, Broadus Realty Group, Freight Kitchen & Tap, House & Garden Boutique, Ridgewalk Chiropractic, Santa Duncan, The Premier Group, The Tomlinson Group, Wild Orchid Salon, Two Men & a Truck; HOUSE LEVEL: Brand Mortgage, Brown-Forman, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Raising the Bar, Reliance Worldwide Corporation, Scoop OTP, Sold By Corona Real Estate; TOUR LEVEL: Clear Channel, Inwood, Three-13 Salon, Aroundabout Local Media, and Family Life Publications
Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
The Woodstock Juniors’ Holiday Tour of Homes first began in 1997. Since its inception, the tour has raised over $350,000, allowing the Woodstock JWC 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?
Woodstock Juniors’ 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, Woodstock JWC 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, Woodstock Juniors 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 Woodstock Junior Woman’s Club is a 501(c)(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.
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 you may also spread your visit over both days.
Where can I purchase a ticket? Online through PayPal , through a Woodstock JWC member, at a local business (businesses listed online at time of Tour) and at any of the homes on the Tour. If you order a tickets online, however, there will be a designated Tour home to pick up your tickets, which will be listed online at the time of purchase.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.