Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Help Keep Us on the Streets

So I’m going to be out of the norm in more ways than one with this week’s post. Thanks to some exciting but very busy week at SF CARE last week followed by being out of town and certain adventures in trying to get an internet connection this week, what would have been my Thursday entry last week is coming to you today and I will skip posting tomorrow. (I’ll be on the road again.)

The other way I’m going to go counter to what you might expect to read here is I’m going to let you know about a fun way to put people on the streets, rather than any of the usual ways we normally try to help people get off the streets.

This Saturday is San Francisco Night Ministry’s annual gala. It starts at 5:30 and runs through the silent auction, a wonderful dinner, and the live auction. It’s a great chance to meet the Night Ministers, hear about what we’ve done over our 47 year history, how we’ve changed and grown in recent years, and what we’re hoping for for the future. I’ve seen some of the silent auction items and they are wonderful. Everything from framed artwork to antique silver to a covered wagon collection. And the live auction includes weekend getaways and even a lunch with a couple of Night Ministers.

It’s also a chance to keep the Night Ministry on the streets. We’ve had at least one Night Minister on the street every single night for all 47 years of that history and the gala is one of the main ways we raise the money it takes to do that (and pay for the phone system or Crises Line Counselors staff every night, and feed people at Open Cathedral, and all our other expenses).

So come enjoy a wonderful evening and help keep us on the streets. You can purchase your tickets at . I look forward to seeing you there.

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