For the ninth consecutive year, Mikail Graham will present an evening of top talent to help spread the good news about what our local homeless shelter Hospitality House is doing for our community. Envisioned as a hometown holiday party for the entire community, the Night of Giving is a benefit for Hospitality House and will feature 38 separate acts representing some 70 people donating their time and talents.
Hospitality House Development Director Joanna Robinson says the funds generated by a Night of Giving will allow them to pay down their debt for the new building and to continue with operations at Utah’s place. She says the building has made a tremendous difference in their programs.
She says you can add to that a woman and her 6 year old daughter who just got into their own housing on Monday. Robinson says Hospitality House offers a series of enrichment programs to help their clients become self sufficient.
Robinson says the national trend on homelessness is that about 2/3rds are men and a third women. Though Robinson says they are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of women who are homeless with children in the past couple of years.
A Night of Giving will also feature remarks from people who have benefited from and supported Hospitality House since it opened its doors in 2005 to the neediest in our community. And food from the hospitality house guests who are enrolled in the Culinary program. A Night of Giving is from 4 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Miners Foundry 325 Spring St., Nevada City.