FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaclyn Cherubini, Executive Director
THE HOBOKEN SHELTER HOSTS
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL WINTER AUCTION AT BIRCH
Community Holiday Party will help Hoboken’s Homeless
HOBOKEN, NJ, December 5, 2018 – For the 15th year, The Hoboken Shelter will host its Winter Auction, one of the community’s most popular December events. The Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Tricky Tray all feature items from Hoboken’s best stores and restaurants as well as other prizes, hosted in the upper levels of Birch.
The 15th Annual Winter Auction will take place Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at Birch, 92 River Street, Hoboken, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
“All proceeds support the Shelter’s programs, which aim to ‘end homelessness one person at a time’,” says Jaclyn Cherubini, the Shelter’s Executive Director. “Last year we were able to serve 10,000 meals with the money raised at the Winter Auction. It’s a night celebrating friends, food, and fun. We like to think of it as Hoboken’s Holiday party.” The event will feature a light buffet and drink specials for a donation of $40 at the door. Tickets are also available online at http://hobho.me/wa18
Part of the night’s events will include an acknowledgement the 175 people the Shelter helped to become successfully housed in 2018. “The Shelter staff, volunteers, and board work very hard to, as Jaclyn said, ‘end homelessness, one person at a time’”, says Randolph Hoppe, At-large Board member. “Our ability to help people from the street, through our shelter, to their own home is an important community service. Although we call it an “Auction”,” Hoppe adds, “this event is our celebration of a year’s work, and a look forward to the good we can do in 2019. Please join us, it’s great fun!”
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Birch, 92 River Street in Hoboken
Featuring light buffet, drink specials, silent auction, tricky tray, live auction.
Reporters welcome. Please contact Jaclyn Cherubini, Executive Director – 201-656-5069 – firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Hoboken Shelter:
The Hoboken Shelter transforms lives by providing support services such as case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, emergency homelessness prevention grants, and permanent supportive housing solutions. These services help our guests develop the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence, and re-integrate into the community. We shelter 50 people every night, serve more than 500 meals every day., and host 1000 showers a week.
The Shelter has helped more than 1400 of our neighbors become housed over the last eleven years. That’s someone being housed every four days!
Additionally, we support newly housed folks in 25 apartments, acting a surrogate family to help them along. In 2019, we will add 6 apartments for homeless veterans, bringing the total to 31.