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Benefit Show - Covenant House & W.S. Campaign Against Hunger

Organized by: David Matarasso

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January 23, 2016

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EVENT DATE Jan 30, 2016

THE STORY:

Hi there!

We are staging a Benefit Variety Show
        on Saturday, January 30th,
        from 7:00 PM to 10:45 PM,
        at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
           (West End Avenue and West 86th Street in Manhattan
             263 W. 86th St., NYC, 10024)

The show will feature comedy improv, hip hop improv, musical improv, singer songwriters, and some standup comedy.  As performers and musicians, we strive to bring joy and inspiration to those around us through comedy and music.

It's a long show, with one intermission.  Love Grace Foods will be providing healthy beverages for purchase before and during the show, as well as intermission.

Come celebrate with us, while also raising funds and awareness for Covenant House and West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

The base donation for each ticket is $ 10.00.  But we welcome and gratefully ask that you consider kindly donating more!

So, when you click on DONATE,  please enter your donation amount, but also please make sure to enter in the "Comments" section how many tickets you are reserving.  (Otherwise I will assume you are reserving only one ticket, no matter the amount of the donation!)


​​**  All donations made here will go entirely to the charities.  50% of net donation proceeds will go to Covenant House International and 50% will go to West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

About Covenant House:

    Convenant has “houses” in 27 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, and inside each of these facilities are all the love, care, and vital resources needed to help a young person break away forever from a life on the streets. These young people come to us with complex histories.  Nearly a third of them have been in foster care or other institutional placement; more than half have been physically or sexually abused.  41% have witnessed violence in the home.  We estimate that up to 25% are survivors of trafficking or sexual exploitation.

    But in the shadow of these stark statistics stands a kid. A kid abandoned by family and cut off from support systems; a kid who all too often has suffered years of violence, trauma and abuse. Our aim is to help these kids address their urgent need for a safe place to stay, and then to help them gain the skills and knowledge necessary to live independently.

    Donations will support three core programs in our Continuum of Care: Street Outreach, Crisis Care and Rights of Passage. These core services are designed to prevent kids from entering the cycle of chronic adult homelessness and bridge the gap of support in the lives of homeless kids. We provide a wide array of in-house programs, including healthcare, educational support, GED preparation, job readiness and skills training, drug abuse treatment and prevention, legal services, mental health services, the Mother/Child program, life skills training and aftercare. These programs provide our young people with a holistic approach to leaving the streets and achieving independence – from homelessness to hope.
This is what your donations mean to Covenant House:

  •     $10 - One full day of nutritious meals (three hot meals and a snack) for one hungry homeless kid
  •     $15: One new personal hygiene kit and toiletries
  •     $25:  Fill a​n outreach v​an with 25 ​​sandwiches​​ for kids we meet on the street
  •     $35​:  Fresh linens​​ ​(​sheets, blankets, and a pillow​)​ for ​a kid just arriving at Covenant House
  •     $50: ​ ​A ​suit​ or proper attire​ for a job interview​ or first day of work​
  •     $100: ​​24-hour Crisis Care for one resident for one day
  •     $250: The cost of fuel for an outreach van for one week
  •     $500: A holiday meal or festive party for youth in our shelter who have nowhere else to go
  •     $1,000: Workforce training, so a homeless young person can apply for and secure a job​

About West Side Campaign Against Hunger:

    West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) is an innovative, customer-choice food pantry that combines access to healthy food with support services and job training to stabilize clients and put them on a path to self-sufficiency.

    In the last year, WSCAH provided food for more than 1.1 million meals to 43,042 families. We enrolled 787 families in food stamps and 564 families in health insurance.

And they found jobs for 154 people.   

     Through its supermarket-style food pantry, West Side Campaign Against Hunger alleviates hunger and creates a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change.

This is what your donations mean to Covenant House:

  • $25 buys one case of fresh oranges
  • $50 buys four cases of fresh milk
  • $100 buys 300 pounds of fresh potatoes
  • $200 provides food and counseling for one family for an entire year
  • $500 supports a student in our 14-week Chef Training Program
  • $1,000 fills the pantry shelves with fresh vegetables, grains and cereal for a day

$1,321

 

7% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Pam Sandonato

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maxine

    $15

  • Stephanie Lasher

    $50

  • Dorothy and David

    $36

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maryann

    $50

  • Susan and Ron

     

  • Edmond Boni

     

  • Miles Lindahl

     

  • Emilie Roth

    $50

  • David and Debbie

    $40

  • Bruce Bush, Judy Johnston

    $50

  • Elliot

    $50

  • Shelly Cohen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patricia

    $25

  • Susan and Eli

    $100

  • Linnea

    $25

  • Linnea Johnson

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Alex

    $25

  • Sivan & Matt Teitelman

    $10

  • The Hardy party!

     

  • T.J. Mannix

    $25

  • Nolan

    $20

  • Anjali Pant

     

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Donor Comments

Anjali Pant

Anjali Pant

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Nolan

Nolan

DONATION: $20

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T.J. Mannix

T.J. Mannix

DONATION: $25

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The Hardy party!

The Hardy party!

2 years ago

Sivan & Matt Teitelman

Sivan & Matt Teitelman

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Alex

Alex

DONATION: $25

Awesome! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Linnea Johnson

Linnea Johnson

2 years ago

Linnea

Linnea

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Susan and Eli

Susan and Eli

DONATION: $100

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