San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for Gimme Shelter
a community fundraising event for IHN at Alpha House
at WCC's Morris Lawrence Building, September 28th, 2013.
The evening will also include:
a strolling dinner,
Entertainment by La'Ron Williams and Magdalen Fossum
and last but not least.... a Dessert Buffet!
Silent Auction preview:
Spa package from Fran Coys
A night out with transportation by Golden Limosine
Family fun pack for 4
A night at Bun-Pher Hill Bed and Breakfast in Pinckney
Aerial Flyover Ann Arbor with local pilot/photographer
$1,000 Appetizers certificate for you and 19 of your friends at Melange
Private shopping experience at Selo/Shevel for 8-10 of your closest friends
Round trip tickets on Spirit Airlines and much much more!
The funds raised from Gimme Shelter goes directly to the programs at Alpha House assisting children and families experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County for 2014.
Gimme Shelter is IHN at Alpha House's only annual fundraising event.
For more information visit our website, www.alphahouse-ihn.org
Tax deductible portion of a regular ticket is $30, Honorary chair ticket is $100 and a single table $250.
When & Where
IHN at Alpha House
In 1992, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County (IHN) was created by a group of volunteers when a gap in service was identified for children and families experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County. Families with children were living with other families, sleeping in their cars, camping, or in another location not meant for habitation. For 10 years, local congregations provided space in their buildings for families to sleep, have dinner and receive support. Each week, families moved from one hosting congregation to the next. In 2001, St. Joseph Mercy Health System leased Alpha House to IHN for $1/year. Having a static site is essential to rebuilding stability for families, who now have a safe place to re-focus on securing stable housing, while their children routinely attend one school from a consistent location. Congregations and other volunteers now rotate through Alpha House to provide daily meals, supplies, overnight volunteers and other support. IHN has a strong grassroots component and depends on the support of volunteers to partner in addressing child and family homelessness.