Hand Up Gala Final

Eight people won items in the auction and donated them to homeless people.   Three of the items were for Akron institutions (Symphony, Civic Theatre, and Museum) and we sent those down to the Domestic Violence Shelter for distribution to their clients.  The other five items were distributed today at the Homeless Congress meeting.  The tickets and the football all went over well among the group.  We had a record turnout of over 50 people attend the meeting today.   All the items from the auction went out to the winners.   All the thank you notes went out to every one of the groups that contributed to the auction. Thanks to everyone who helped out to make this event special.

We ran out of bus tickets agendas for the participants, and heard from Metanoia Project.  They are starting their winter overnight program this weekend.  We also talked about the great news that Medicaid will be expanded in Ohio.  The group talked about shelter regulations and the upcoming Homeless Memorial Day.  Finally, a group of women from Laura's Home attended the meeting asking for help from the Homeless Congress.  It was a good meeting.

Brian Davis

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