The Long Walk

June 24, 2014

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Anyone who has a heart for the homeless: individuals, youth groups, families, teams, service organizations and businesses. Form a team, gather up your family or invite a friend and enjoy a morning walk for a great cause.


Walk-a-Thon to benefit Hospitality House. Participants pay a $25 registration fee or collect pledges to raise donations and win prizes. A BBQ will be held following the event where the2014_HH_walkathonflyer prizes will be awarded. The event raises awareness of the many homeless in our own community and raises money to support Hospitality House Shelter for the Homeless.


Saturday, September 6th, 2014 – Registration 7:30 to 9:00 – Walk begins at 9:00 am.


Utah’s Place – 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley CA  95945     

How Does the Event Work?

Walkers will walk from Utah’s Place through the Brunswick Basin area (under two miles) or choose to walk a portion of the route. The first 250 participants to register will receive “A Long Walk” T-shirt. Participants can either pay a $25 registration fee or collect pledges to raise donations and be eligible to win prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A BBQ will follow the walk where the prizes will be awarded.

Prizes will be awarded for:
The most pledge dollars raised by an individual.
The most pledge dollars raised by a student or child under 18 years of age.
The most pledge dollars raised by a team.
The largest team.

Download Walk Registration Form

Download Pledge Form



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Empty Bowl – March 8, 2014

February 5, 2014

Enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread.

This year’s Empty Bowl event was our most successful one yet! Over 600 people enjoyed their choice of marvelous donated soups in beautiful handcrafted bowls that they then took home with them. To learn more, please visit our Empty Bowl page.

Thanks to our generous Empty Bowl Sponsors

February 4, 2014

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Save the date! Empty Bowl is coming up on Saturday, March 8. Buy tickets on our website.

Wish List

February 4, 2014

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Here’s our weekly wish list from Joanna Robinson’s weekly report on KVMR community radio:

  • deodorant (small containers)
  • ear plugs
  • disposable razors
  • laundry detergent (HE)
  • coffee (ground)
  • sliced bread
  • milk
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • juice boxes
  • toilet paper
  • new or gently used twin size blankets
  • copy paper
  • small vacuum
  • indoor plants
  • outdoor extension cord

We still need food providers 2 nights a month at Utah’s Place (donate the food, cook it at Utah’s Place, serve it to about 50 very appreciative guests).

Each week, Joanna, a co-founder of Hospitality House, shares with the community what we need to assist both our homeless guests in the shelter as well as those who remain out in the community. We couldn’t do it without you.

Please drop off donations between 9 and noon at 1262 Sutton Way in the Brunswick Basin or call Joanna at 530-615-0852

A Weekend Of Giving 2013 – December 20, 21, 22

November 28, 2013

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Anyone who has a heart for the homeless: individuals, youth groups, families, teams, service organizations and businesses


Mikail Graham’s Weekend of Giving, a community concert series to benefit local  homeless people, featuring three live entertainment events to benefit Hospitality House community shelter


Friday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 21, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday Dec. 22, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Friday –The Other House, 220 Bresee Pl., Grass Valley; Saturday – The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley; Sunday –Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley.


Suggested donation: $20. No one will be turned away. Tickets available at BriarPatch Co-Op in Grass Valley, or at the door. Tickets for the Saturday, Dec. 21 event also available online at


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