Women’s Day Match:
Donations to Hospitality House Will Double Through March 15

In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, all donations to Hospitality House will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 now through March 15.

A generous local female business owner is offering the community this matching opportunity, automatically transforming a $20 gift into a $40 gift that will directly help twice as many homeless individuals and families in Nevada County receive food, shelter, case management, pet care, recuperative care, outreach, and housing resources.

For more than a century, IWD has commemorated the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, alongside advocating for women’s equality. Hospitality House is guided by the female leadership of Executive Director Nancy Baglietto and has made profound improvements in the livelihood of not only women, but countless homeless men, children, seniors, and veterans.

“Women who become homeless are disproportionately impacted and, in general, are at a higher propensity to be victims of crime and violence,” said Baglietto. “This limited time matching opportunity is a chance to lift women and fellow community members up and provide necessary resources to help individuals and families return to permanent housing.”

Despite diminishing public funding for emergency homeless shelters and the lack of affordable housing for clients, with the help of the community, Hospitality House continues to pursue the fulfillment of its mission to aid individuals at all junctures on their paths to re-securing housing and independence. Over the last six months, Hospitality House has permanently housed 98 people, 49 of which were women. In the last fiscal year, Hospitality House served 799 unique homeless individuals, 278 of which were homeless women, making up 35 percent of the population served. Of these women, more than 200 reported being survivors of domestic violence.

More help is needed. To ensure Hospitality House receives the full match offered, donations can be made online at hhshelter.org, by phone at (530) 615-0852, or by mail at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Write “IWD” or “Women’s Day” in the check memo or online donation form.

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