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SEARCH Homeless Services campaign brings in bucks for school uniforms

SEARCH Homeless Services campaign brings in bucks for school uniforms

Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Stephen Johnson and Lisa Johnson, Manny Vela, Chris Hanslik
Stephen and Lisa Johnson, from left, Manny Vela and Chris Hanslik at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Cassie McGarvey, Jennifer Brand, Kimberly Evans, David Stockel
Cassie McGarvey, from left, Jennifer Brand, Kimberly Evans and David Stockel at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Toni Miller, Dennis Nelson and Sally Nelson, Gary Miller
Toni Miller, from left, Dennis and Sally Nelson and Gary Miller at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Chris Hanslik, Thao Costis, Jonathan Horowitz
Chris Hanslik, from left, Thao Costis and Jonathan Horowitz at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Toni Miller, Mary Lynne Randle
Toni Miller, left, and Mary Lynne Randle at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Kim Padgett, Chris Beverly, Lisa Gochman
Kim Padgett, from left, Chris Beverly and Lisa Gochman at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Kasi Chadwick, Marlene Nellums, Carey Hain
Kasi Chadwick, from left, Marlene Nellums and Carey Hain at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Doug Parker and Rodney Honerkamp
Doug Parker, left, and Rodney Honerkamp at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Jeneane Benavidez, Marilyn Russell
Jeneane Benavidez, left, and Marilyn Russell at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Belinda Denn, Lila Channin
Belinda Denn, left, and Lila Channin at the Back to School with SEARCH closing party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Stephen Johnson and Lisa Johnson, Manny Vela, Chris Hanslik
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Cassie McGarvey, Jennifer Brand, Kimberly Evans, David Stockel
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Toni Miller, Dennis Nelson and Sally Nelson, Gary Miller
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Chris Hanslik, Thao Costis, Jonathan Horowitz
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Toni Miller, Mary Lynne Randle
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Kim Padgett, Chris Beverly, Lisa Gochman
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Kasi Chadwick, Marlene Nellums, Carey Hain
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Doug Parker and Rodney Honerkamp
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Jeneane Benavidez, Marilyn Russell
Back to School with SEARCH closing party August 2013 Belinda Denn, Lila Channin

In yet another testament that the small contributions of many can make a difference, a month-long fundraising campaign for SEARCH Homeless Services led by chairs Lisa and Stephen Johnson will help parents outfit their kids for the upcoming scholastic year.

Supporters were asked to pick up the tab for $20 vouchers to underwrite the purchase of new school uniforms. After the efforts of the host committee and sponsor BoyarMiller went viral, the fourth annual Back to School with SEARCH raised $18,000. A wine reception on Monday at the Tasting Room in Uptown Park marked the end of the campaign.

Joining the charge alongside sponsors Savage Brands, Gochman Social Gazette, Two Chicks Communications and Parker School Uniforms were BoyarMiller chairman Chris Hanslik, Lasco Enterprises partner Jonathan Horowitz, SEARCH president Thao Costis, Toni and Gary Miller, Sally and Dennis Nelson, Manny Vela, Kim Padgett, Chris Beverly, Lisa Gochman, Jeneane Benavidez, Marilyn Russell, Doug Parker, Rodney Honerkamp, Cassie McGarvey, Jennifer Brand, Kimberly Evans and David Stockel.