Katherine Hill and Marion Williams, co-chairs of the 2014 Cathedral Antiques Show, announce that Crossroads Community Ministries (Crossroads) is the beneficiary of the 43rd annual event scheduled for Jan. 26 through Feb. 2, 2014. Tish and Rowland Radford, Buckhead residents and longtime active members of The Cathedral of St.
Philip, will serve as honorary chairs for the Show. Crossroads’ mission is to empower the homeless to progress on the road toward economic and personal self-sufficiency. Each year Crossroads assists almost 4,000 homeless individuals and families in metro Atlanta, 14 percent of whom are children – a 350 percent increase in children since 2008.
The organization offers four core services:
• Renewal Project: (90-day program to help able-bodied homeless get back on their feet)
• Angels Over Atlanta: (helps with physical and/or mental disabilities and addictions)
• Clyde’s Kitchen: (provides a hot, nutritious meal six days a week)
• Housing Solutions: (provides access to safe and affordable housing)
“In addition to raising money for Crossroads, our goal is to bring focus on the issues of Atlanta’s homeless and the support needed to become self-sufficient,” said Williams. “The fact that the number of homeless children continues to grow makes this outreach project even more important – and truly brings out our passion for this purpose.”
For over 43 years, the Cathedral Antiques Show has been a major community outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of The Cathedral of St. Philip and brings together local, regional, and national exhibitors offering a variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques. Among items for sale are rugs, art, furniture, porcelain, silver, estate jewelry, and other collectibles. Throughout the show, there are lectures on antiques and design, lunch and afternoon tea, and tours of some of the area’s most gracious homes.
“The hundreds of volunteers, the many generous Atlanta companies who are sponsors, our patrons, dealers and designers, and those who purchase tickets are all a part of our success,” said Hill. “Everyone’s time, talents, and financial support will have a lasting, positive effect on those served by Crossroads.”
Wayne Vason, board chairman of Crossroads, said, “Being named as the beneficiary of this incredible outreach program of The Cathedral of St. Philip is an honor. Metro Atlanta continues to need more focus and financial aid for our homeless. Support from the Show will provide us with funding so that the people we serve can regain self-sufficiency and dignity.”
About the Cathedral Antiques Show
Started in 1969, the Cathedral Antiques Show has grown into a festival of great antiques and the decorative arts. The show is Atlanta’s oldest and most prestigious antiques show and is a major outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip (www.stphilipscathedral.org). With the help of hundreds of volunteers, devoted leadership and support from the church, antique dealers and event sponsors, the Antiques Show and its Tour of Homes have raised over $4 million for Atlanta-area charitable causes that might not otherwise get the funds or exposure this event provides. The Show is held at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305.