On November 2, 2017, Almost Home hosted their 4th Annual Celebration of GRIT at the Chase Park Plaza. Guests enjoyed a red carpet walk of fame featuring past winners and clients and browsed a selection of raffle and silent auction items before sitting down to dinner and hearing the stories of this year’s awardees. Almost Home honored John O’Leary, Michelle Taylor and Vintage Vinyl owners, Tom “Papa” Ray and Laura Ray for their inspiring stories of determination, perseverance and grit. Almost Home has been providing housing and a variety of support services to low-income single mothers and their children for over 24 years. For more information about the Celebration of GRIT and Almost Home’s programming, please visit AlmostHomeSTL.org.