Come to the 10-year anniversary Night of Giving at Miners Foundry on December 19

Night of Giving 2015 FlyerA Benefit for Hospitality House 

On Saturday, December 19, Mikail Graham will present the tenth annual Night of Giving, an evening of top local talent gathered to benefit Hospitality House and celebrate its ten-year anniversary. The celebration is especially appropriate this year, when the shelter is having to increase hours and staff in the cold weather to accommodate record numbers of people who are seeking help every day. A Night of Giving will take place from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., in Nevada City.

The fundraiser will include more than 50 local performers, including Terry Riley, Beaucoup Chapeaux, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, dance troupe the Movement Alliance, SierraCapella, Lasher Keen, Fast Rattler, Rod Baggett and the Nevada Union High School Choir, Yuba Rio Hot Club, The Heifer Belles, Lo Lo Gervais, The Rayos, and a special unplugged performance by local favorites The Deadbeats, along with many other great local performing artists. All of these artists are donating their time to support the shelter’s work. The evening will also feature personal stories from Hospitality House guests.                                                                                                                                      List of Performers and Schedule

Again this year three generous donors have stepped up to match all contributions received at the event, enabling all who donate that night either in person at the Foundry or online to triple their donations.

A Night of Giving will be streamed live online live from both halls at the Foundry. The stream will include interviews with Hospitality House guests, performing artists, and KVMR DJs. A direct link to the video streams will be available closer to the event.

Prepared by the Hospitality House-trained culinary team, dinner will be available for a small donation, and drinks will be served at a no-host bar. This annual event has been described as a hometown holiday party for the entire community, both young and old. “In our own county and across the country, offering help to those without homes is becoming a top priority,” said development director Joanna Robinson. “We depend on the willingness of our community to contribute to our work in this season of gratitude and giving. We’ve never been disappointed!”

For an entire decade Mikail Graham has presented an evening of top local talent to help spread the good news about all the many services Hospitality House offers to homeless residents of Nevada County. Musician/producer Graham is a third-generation native of Nevada City and a founding broadcaster of KVMR. He has been coordinating musical events since the early 1970s, a musician himself, and currently the house sound manager for The Center For The Arts.

Suggested donation for advance tickets is $20. Children ages 12 and younger are free.

Tickets are available at the door and through the Hospitality House website hhshelter.org.

Hospitality House Mission Statement
The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. The community shelter moved into its year-round facility Utah’s Place in December 2013.