RESCHEDULED: Sojourner House’s 16th Annual Victorian Tea to take place Sunday, Aug. 16

Lindsey Hayakawa

Victorian Tea Rescheduled for Aug. 16

Due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we will be rescheduling this year’s 16th Annual Victorian Tea, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2020. The Tea is rescheduled to take place virtually on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.

We ask that everyone please help spread the word.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us virtually on Aug. 16, 2020, 12:30 to 2 p.m. To register, please visit:

Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding. We hope to see you in August!

We greatly appreciate everyone’s understanding and help as we work to ensure the safety of those involved and to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Sojourner House will host its 16th Annual Victorian Tea virtually on Sunday, August 16, 2020, 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Since this year’s event is 100% virtual, registration is free.

The Victorian Tea is an important awareness event and fundraiser that brings together hundreds of individuals: mothers and daughters; fathers and sons; and corporate, community, and church-based friends. Pre-Teatime is from 12:30 until 1 p.m., where registrants can enjoy the wonderful music of Brazilian jazz singer Kenia, while viewing photos of Sojourner House events during the past year, AS WELL AS photos of registrants wearing tea hats and fascinators! Then, starting at 1 p.m., emcee and award-winning journalist Brian Cook will host a one-hour program highlighting the award-winning work of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS.

This year’s Honorary Chair is Leah Lizarondo, Co-founder and CEO of 412 Food RescueChatham University’s Words Without Walls creative writing program will be this year’s Pearl of Hope Honoree.  Please help us celebrate the successes of our families, and support us as we continue our fight to keep families together so they can become healthy, productive citizens of our community.

ALL registrants have the chance of winning one of nine baskets. To be entered in a drawing to win one of Sojourner House’s ever-popular tea baskets, please register by Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Sojourner House greatly encourages registrants to submit photos of you wearing your favorite Tea fascinator or hat… you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of six prizes! Please email your photo with a caption to Lindsey Hayakawa, Development & Communications Coordinator, at, by Wednesday, Aug. 12 , to be entered into a drawing to win one of Sojourner House’s ever-popular baskets. Photos will be shared during Pre-Teatime, 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Aug. 16. Winners’ names will be announced throughout the Tea!

Sojourner House will hold a silent auction for one of our most popular prizes – a billboard donated by Lamar Advertising Company! If you would like to place a bid, please click on the button below and submit the form. The auction will close at Wednesday, Aug. 12 at noon.

If you would like to make a donation to benefit the families of Sojourner House, please click on the ‘Donate Here’ button below.

Thank you for your generous support of Sojourner House!

For more information, or to support Sojourner House, please call 412-441-7783 ext. 104, or email