In the spirit of thankfulness and giving, this year the National Coalition for the Homeless and Goldie’s Place set aside the week prior to Thanksgiving, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, to educating our community, and more importantly providing opportunities to effect change.
As a part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Goldie’s Place hosted an online charitable auction “The Ticket that Gives” as a kick-off celebration to this very important campaign. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a national endeavor to promote education, action, and awareness about hunger and homelessness.
The campaign culminated with an exclusive reception and VIP screening of the highly-acclaimed documentary “@home” featuring noted activist Mark Horvath. This documentary was at the center of a national campaign to raise awareness of homelessness, generate support from community advocates and service organizations, and change policy for people who are homeless. The screening concluded with a Q&A session with Director Susanne Suffredin; Eithne McMenamin, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless; David Disabato, Marketing and Recruitment Manager at Roosevelt University/Illinois Department of Corrections; Johanna Dalton, Co-Founder of Goldie’s Place and a special presentation from Carrie McKay, Goldie’s Place graduate participant.