Karen Watson, MSW, Executive Director
Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc.
(239) 267-4663

Hand painted chairs needed for Mother’s Day Chair•A•Tea Party Auction

Fort Myers, FL – February 16, 2017 – Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc. is calling on all businesses and local artists to share their “creativi-TEA” by painting a chair for the silent auction at the Mother’s Day Chair•A•Tea Party.  The event is set to take place on Saturday, May 13th at Artichoke & Company in Bonita Springs, FL. Any new or used chairs, including rockers, benches, highchairs or children’s chairs that are painted with unique themes and bright, interesting colors are being accepted.

During the month of April, each chair will be publicly displayed at participating business locations throughout Southwest Florida. A sign will accompany each chair with information about who created it, what the mission of Our Mother’s Home is, and how to purchase tickets to the event. The entire collection of chairs will also be posted online for people to vote for the “Best of Show”.

Our Mother’s Home’s Chair•A•Tea Party is intended to spread public awareness, generate funds for their mission, and celebrate the organizations “birthday”. Our Mother’s Home was founded on Mother’s Day of 2000 with the goal of keeping teenage foster children who have become pregnant, together with their babies, teaching them to be loving, caring, responsible mothers.

Registration deadline is March 15th with the artwork being completed by April 1st.  Online voting will take place in April, and the silent auction will be held at the tea party event on May 13 th.  If you are interested in creatively designing and painting a chair, displaying a chair in your business or want to become a sponsor, download a registration form, or contact Our Mother’s Home’s Board Vice President:  Marin Asher (239) 841-9804. Chair•A•Tea Party tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at

About Our Mother’s Home

The mission of Our Mother’s Home is to transition teen mothers and their children from foster care and human trafficking to stable, happy, and productive lives by providing a safe and nurturing home, education, parenting support along with physical, mental and spiritual care. Our Mother’s Home is a large home where up to ten mothers, ages twelve to twenty-one, and their babies can remain together as mother and child. Their vision is to end the repetitive cycle of foster care and generational poverty that afflicts teen mothers and their children.