LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2016) — The 6th Annual Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. The evening will include live music, food prepared by local chefs, a cash bar, and a silent auction.
Admission is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, and includes 10 food and drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at www.louhomeless.org, at Carmichael’s Book Store (2720 Frankfort Avenue), or at the box office on the evening of the event. The event has sold out in years’ past so advanced tickets are encouraged.
Local musicians Appalatin, Billy Goat Strut Revue, Tanita Gaines, Small Time Napoleon, Bluegrass Meets Jazz – featuring Michael Cleveland, Craig Wagner, Steve Cooley, Stephen Couch and Danny Kiely -Tyrone Cotton, Relic (featuring the Bibelhauser Brothers), Hound of the Buskervilles and John Gage will be among the musicians performing.
An array of soups and stews from local restaurants including Buck’s, Crave Cafe and Catering, The Irish Rover, Jack Fry’s, Lilly’s, Shady Lane Café, Uptown Café, and Volare will also be available.
Each of the musicians, artists, and restaurant chefs are donating their time and talent, the sound and lighting equipment and services is also being provided at no charge, and the event will be staffed entirely by volunteers – all to ensure that all proceeds go to support the Coalition for the Homeless’ efforts to end homelessness in our community.
In its first five years, the annual “Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness” has raised over $100,000 from ticket sales, auction items, and donations for the Coalition’s Rx: Housing campaign, which aims to house the most vulnerable homeless persons on the streets of Metro Louisville.
Since 2011, the Coalition’s Rx: Housing initiatives have reduced chronic homelessness by 75% and its most recent Rx: Housing Veterans project reached “functional zero.” The Coalition is currently coordinating efforts for a 2017 campaign to end homelessness among young adults aged 16-24.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.louhomeless.org.
About the Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless, located at 1300 S. 4th Street, Suite 250, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition has a three-pronged approach to this mission: advocacy, education, and coordination of their 31 member agencies who provide a variety of services to the homeless throughout the city. The Coalition won the 2014 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Social Innovation Pyramid Award for its Bed One-Stop Program. For more information, visit www.louhomeless.org, call (502) 636-9550, or find The Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouHomeless.