Healthy Babies Project Launches Day-Long Fundraising Campaign for Perennial Transition House

On June 6, join Lamell McMorris in providing a safe haven for pregnant, homeless D.C. teens

Lamell McMorris (center) and HBP teen parents. Photo Courtesy of Healthy Babies Project

Washington, D.C., May 31, 2013 – On Thursday, June 6, 2013, Healthy Babies Project (HBP) will launch a fundraising campaign as part of D.C.’s Do More 24 with the goal of raising $29,450 in support of Perennial Transition House.

Named in honor of major partner Perennial Strategy Group  and its Founder and CEO, Lamell McMorris, Perennial Transition House prepares at-risk women to put down strong roots in parenting, life skills, health, and careers -- skills to last a lifetime, just as a perennial plant flourishes year after year.

“I didn’t arrive here alone. Who I am today is a reflection of groundwork laid when I was a child. Every act of kindness, love, and support was a seed planted, and a seed blossomed,” McMorris states. “Plant seeds today so these young families may not just get by, but thrive.” 

Opened in 2013 by HBP, Perennial Transition House provides a safe haven shelter for homeless, pregnant teenagers to so they can have a place to lay their heads, prepare to give birth, continue their education, and transition to independent living, thereby serving many more generations in the months and years to come.  

McMorris, a lifelong advocate for the less fortunate, has served as mentor and role model to HBP teen parents, regularly sharing his inspirational journey with them from an upbringing in poverty by a single mother on Chicago's South side to the leader of Perennial -- one of D.C.'s most influential  strategic advisory firms.

Please join Lamell McMorris and support Perennial Transitional House on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Bookmark this page now and donate on June 6, or give now to help provide a running start. For more information, click or call (202) 396-2809.

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