This is a really good cause, so, if you have anything (at all) to contribute, please drop Jeff a line at Black Umbrella Books.
Duluth Homeless Youth Need You!!!
Life House, a one-stop resource center for low-income, homeless Duluth youth, is hosting a Silent Auction fundraiser Thursday, November 29, 2007, to help raise funds for homeless kids.
Life House provides a safe place for youth on the streets. They provide a warm meal, a safe place to hang out, and caring staff who build relationships with teens who may have nowhere else to go. The Life House Youth Center, located in downtown Duluth across from Sammy's Pizza, provides housing, education, employment, mental health, and teen parent programs to assist low-income, homeless youth in transitioning out of homelessness and off the streets.
LIFE HOUSE IS AT A CRITICAL POINT -- The Youth Center needs to raise funds to cover operating costs and to keep its doors open. HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN HELP...
DONATE YOUR ART FOR THE SILENT AUCTION AND HELP SAVE KIDS ON THE STREETS!!
The event will be held at Life House (102 West First Street) on Thursday, November 29, from 4-7pm. There will be an opportunity over the lunch hour that day (Noon - 1pm) to take a sneak peek at the items available for auction. That afternoon, the event will begin at 4.30pm and will include live music, food, and a chance to tour Life House and hear from the youth who use its services. The auction will conclude at 6.30pm.
ARTISTS: Not only will your donation assist a worthy local agency in maintaining its services to a needy community, but also it's a chance for you, as members of a local community yourselves, to bring attention to the Duluth art scene, and yourselves among it! Accompanying each item will be a brief description of the item, the artist who donated it, and contact information (if desired) as a means for future artist connections.
If you are interested in participating in this worthy cause, or if you have further questions about Life House or the event, please reply to this post and I will contact you ASAP.
NOTE: WE NEED THE ITEMS FOR THE AUCTION NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, TO ASSURE PROPER SET-UP FOR THE EVENT.
I know this is short notice, but I will be around all this Thanksgiving, and I can meet anyone, anywhere (within reason, of course) to pick up the items, if they so choose. Elsewise, arrangements may be made to drop off the items at Life House Youth Center before November 23.
If you cannot give, feel free to attend the event and get to know Life House in your community. But if you can give...
PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING WHERE IT COUNTS THIS THANKSGIVING, AND HELP KEEP KIDS OFF THE STREETS!!!
~Text courtesy of the Life House Youth Center, photo by me