Give by Nov. 2 to Hospitality House

Monday, Nov. 2, is the deadline to support a new project to help move homeless people in western Nevada County into permanent homes of their own.

Hospitality House’s goal is to raise $56,000 to cover start-up costs for opening Bread & Roses Thrift and More. So far, the drive is less than half-way to the goal. Click here to learn more and to donate.

Bread & Roses will support the Hospitality House program that moves clients into permanent housing. So far, 290 homeless people – including 82 children – have stable homes thanks to the program. Social workers help clients find a place and assist with costs and moving. Funds also will support job training for clients, and the store is envisioned as an outlet for clients’ baked goods created in the training program.

The thrift store will help fill the financial gap resulting from the looming loss of federal grant money to rural homeless shelters “and keep Hospitality House financially stable,” Development Director and co-founder Joanna Robinson said.

Click here to learn more about Hospitality House and watch a short video about Bread & Roses.

PEACE Lutheran Church is one of about two dozen local faith communities that support Hospitality House by preparing and serving meals to clients. Click here to learn more about how to get involved. PEACE was one of the original churches that offered sleeping space when HH was a roving shelter that housed clients at a different faith center each night.

Hospitality House has come a long way since those days, thanks to generous support from the faith community, and PEACE is thankful to have been a part of that growth!