Hearts For The Homeless Fundraiser Set For Oct. 18th At The Red Barn Theatre
The Allegan Homeless Resource Center (HRC) wants your help in aiding people who have no place to lay their head.
An ongoing Hearts for the Homeless sleep-in and fund drive have the purpose of providing resources for the HRC.
The sleep-in event will be held October 18 at the Red Barn Theatre, 3657 63rd St. in Saugatuck.
Registration for the sleep-in on Oct. 18 is at 5 p.m.
Tickets for a 6 p.m. dinner are available in advance from the event’s business canvassers or you may call:
Jane Van Dis at (269) 857-4263
Andrew Plummer at (248) 252-4799 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance tickets will allow planners to provide the right amount of food.
Canvassers are getting items for the auction to be held at 7 p.m. that evening. There also will be a movie at 8 p.m. and the sleep in will begin by 10 p.m.
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Thirteen years ago Hearts for the Homeless sleep in’ers slept in card board boxes. Jane Van Dis, now 93 years old, says she slept under banquet tables with a tarp over her.
The event began by the gazebo in Allegan by the river. Now Hearts for the homeless is staged in Saugatuck’s Red Barn Theater’s grassy courtyard.
The whole point of this fundraiser is to give participants a taste of what it might feel like to be homeless, says Van Dis.
When sleepers get sponsors like a walk-a-thon or similar event this raises money for the HRC to help the county’s homeless. Individual businessmen and business women are major sponsors. Local area businesses are being canvassed for money and items for the auction.
Please be generous and help the homeless!