Our 99 HOMES 99 GOOD DEEDS initiative kicked off on 9/9. Check out all these incredible good deeds performed across the country:
Advance Screening Benefit for LA Family Housing with 170 attendees and a successful pre-reception at Arclight Hollywood. LAFH was very organized on-site passing out details on their services and was quite pleased with the exposure and funds afforded them as a main recipient of the 99 Good Deeds outreach.
Advance Screening Benefit for Compass Family Services with 204 attendees and a pre-show event/panel discussion illuminating a new online tool called One Home. This tool is a big advancement and streamlines the application process for those with serious housing needs.
Advance Screening Benefit for South Oakland Shelter with 150 attendees and a raffle of donated prizes. Two live radio interviews aired on AM News Talk stations encouraging listeners to attend the screening, volunteer, and donate.
Advance Screening Benefit for Mercy Housing Northwest with 160 attendees. Andrew Garfield’s shout out to Mercy House played before the movie to the great enthusiasm of the audience. Our Seattle team also stopped at Seattle’s Tent City 3 to drop off some delicious Subway breakfast sandwiches. The residents of the encampment (110 men, women, and children in 60 tents) were very excited and thankful for a hot breakfast.
Advance Screening for Rosa’s Fresh Pizza with 258 attendees. Rosa’s Fresh Pizza founder, Mason Wartman, collected numerous donations from attendees to help feed the homeless of Philadelphia one pizza slice at a time. Each dollar donated was accompanied by a personalized post-it note which will be displayed inside Rosa’s Pizza and will provide a free slice of pizza for someone in need.
Advance Screening for Friendship Place with 265 attendees. Friendship Place was thrilled with the funds raised and exposure they received from tying-in with 99 HOMES.
On 9/9, with help from The Peninsula Hotel, North Side Housing shelter was presented with 99 items from their wish list. Items included shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion and will be utilized at their Uptown Interim Housing Center. Additionally, at Helpings of Hope charity event, Franciscan Outreach auctioned off two VIP 99 HOMES screening packages to more than 100 guests in attendance.
On 9/9, our Atlanta team delivered 99 items of sporting equipment to Families First. Soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs, tennis balls and baseballs will be distributed to the youth and families as a way to build relationships. Advance screening passes were also provided to Families First staff and volunteers to thank them for their hard work.
Our Houston team volunteered at the Star of Hope Mission - Women and Family Emergency Center to assist with the preparation of lunch served to clients. We unloaded a shipment of groceries, cleaned dishes, prepared sack lunches, and served lunch.
On 9/9, $250.99 was donated to The New York City Food Bank to assist in providing food for the homeless. This donation helped prepare over 1,200 fresh meals for the homeless at soup kitchens across NYC.
9 volunteers banded together with HOPE South Florida for their street effort to feed the homeless. 99 bag lunches were prepared and distributed to homeless men and women throughout the city. Lunches were received with extreme gratitude. One man turned down the food, commenting that he had just eaten and would rather someone else benefit - a very humbling experience.
Our Boston team purchased 9 gift cards for haircuts from Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop. These haircuts were presented to 9 hard-working individuals completing the St. Francis House 14 week life-skills Moving Ahead Program. The program helps prepare them for interviews to re-enter the work force, and we hope the haircuts will provide an extra boost of confidence as they pursue their new careers. In addition, t-shirts & VIP screening seats were given to 9 outstanding Moving Ahead Program staff members.
A local 99 HOMES representative visited one of ACTS Tampa’s apartment units where chronically homeless families are housed. Every Wednesday afternoon, ACTS invites mental health professionals to speak with homeless occupants. This life skills group shared stories and challenges of the transition process of moving from the streets into in their apartments.
99 HOMES partnered with 43KIX Minneapolis to create a 99 Good Deeds Challenge throughout the month of September. Followers are encouraged to do good deeds throughout the Twin Cities and post them on their social media pages tagging 43KIX Minneapolis using #99GoodDeedsMsp. 99 HOMES will donate to a local shelter and unlock advance screening passes once 99 good deeds are performed.
Our local 99 HOMES representative volunteered with Family Promise of Greater Orlando. Each week, a different church in the area hosts dinner for local homeless families. Our volunteer assisted Insp!re Church in serving dinner. It was such an eye opening and humbling experience to share a meal and help our community.
On the morning of 9/9, the Everyday Show on KDVR-TV (FOX) received a 99 HOMES basket that included a list of local Homeless organizations, and 9 sample essential items for homeless organizations. The hosts showed the basket on-air, shared the movie’s message, and encouraged viewers to become involved.
On 9/9, local media partners posted on social media about Phoenix Rescue Mission and encourage all followers to donate. Support was received from TXT Movie Club, Cinemit, Red Carpet Crash, Red Carpet Refs, Sandwich John Films and 43KIX Phoenix.
Entertainment reporter, Mark S. Allen at “Good Day Sacramento” (KMAX-TV CW) hosted a Good Deeds Day. Viewers were encouraged to volunteer for the day. All volunteers received passes to WOM or Promo screenings. Mark hosted live mentions about good deeds and encouraged donations to Steps Forward and the Sacramento Food Bank.
At 9:09am on 9/9, our Cleveland team donated and delivered an assortment of non-perishable food items to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The donation box weighed over 42 pounds.
In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes - gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost - on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.