HOPE for the Holidays Acoustic Jam

THURSDAY DECEMBER 18, 2008
doors at 6PM, show at 7PM
tickets: $8 donation (buy tickets)

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Join On the Rocks Detroit & an all-star lineup of singer/songwriters, including Vinny Dombroski (Sponge, Crud, The Orbitsuns), Brandon Calhoon (Smokin' Moses), Robin Horlock, Don 'Doop' Duprie (Doop & The Inside Outlaws), Whitey Morgan, & Frankie D'Angelo, at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac to raise a glass or two of holiday cheer and give some much needed help to our friends at the HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center! Enjoy an acoustic Session "Revolver Style" (the first time that these artists will appear together on the same stage!) – as they take turns performing holiday tunes & their own individual songs. Holiday Shopping on the Crofoot balcony Silent Auction Holiday drink specials $8 donation at the door In addition to cash donations, the HOPE center is looking for the following items (which we'll be collecting at the door): Brand-new men's underwear and socks Brand new towels and washcloths Items for hygiene kits (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.) About the HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center: They walk from the Transportation Center to the public library. They seek shelter from the wind in doorways of the business district, risking angry eviction by a merchant. They are vulnerable to hate crimes and beatings. Many have burned bridges with family and friends. Many have mental illness. Some are employed as unskilled or low skilled day laborers. Some are held prisoner by their addictions. All are humans, and all are potential assets to our community. Since 1998, HOPE Hospitality and Warming Center has provided crucial emergency shelter and meals for vulnerable individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Pontiac and northern Oakland County during the winter months. We have been fortunate to have an army of diverse local faith communities and community service organizations who support us by donating food and volunteer hours. They cook meals on site, or serve prepared food from a licensed food provider, supervise guest registration, and some volunteers even join our staff overnight. In 2007, 294 homeless people used our facility, and over 4,121 evening meals were provided and served. We also provide showers, hygiene kits, socks and underwear, as available. The center predominantly serves men, as the young-adult and adult male population is frequently underserved by public and non-profit human service organizations, contributing to higher rates of homelessness for this demographic. The current economic climate in Michigan is rapidly increasing the need for our services, while concurrently limiting the available resources for our already underserved community. This holiday fundraiser event will help us secure our ongoing operations for the coming year, allowing us to begin raising funds for much needed programmatic expansion. www.hopewarmingpontiac.org

 

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