Welcome Home Benefit To Close The Door On Homelessness
A Benefit in Memory of Bill Allis for The Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corp.
P.O. Box 4362, Wallingford, CT 06492
Dear Community Partner:
I am writing on behalf of the planning committee for the Welcome Home Benefit to Close the Door on Homeless to request your support. This benefit is in memory of Bill Allis and will help to support The Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corp. The Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corp. (“ICSHC”) is a lifesaving resource to thousands of homeless individuals, providing emergency services, supportive housing, and case management services. ICSHC has always focused on individuals most vulnerable to life on the streets of Hartford, including people with HIV/AIDS, homeless veterans and those with severe substance abuse/mental health issues. The mission of the organization illuminates the work: “Because housing is a human right, Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corporation will provide housing and decent shelter with unconditional love to those with no other options.”
My father, William “Bill” Allis was one of the thousands who Immaculate Conception Staff saved. Bill had come to Hartford, homeless and without a job. The staff at ICSHC helped Bill find a job and an apartment, but even more than that, Bill found Hope at the “Mac.” Bill wanted to give back to ICSHC and did so through volunteering, preparing meals and brunches for the resident and by founding and facilitating a peer support for men in the shelter. Unfortunately, Bill lost his battle with cancer in January 2013.
To honor Bill’s legacy and to continue the mission of the Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corp., our first annual “Welcome Home Benefit to Help Close the Door on Homeless in Hartford” will be held on Friday, March 22nd which would have been Bill’s 67th birthday. The Benefit will include dinner, dessert, DJ entertainment, a clown and kids’ area, and raffles/silent auctions.
Although ticket sales make up the greatest part of charity revenue raised, there will also be raffle and silent auctions. We were hoping that you will be willing to offer a raffle prize (either an item or gift certificate). Our tax exempt # is 22-3121606. ICSHC is designated as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. All contributors names will be mentioned and thanked in our program and other publicity associated with the benefit.
Should you have any questions associated with this request or our benefit, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (203) 676-9205. More information and event registration is available at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5zsk7nkab&oeidk=a07e71m8w65ef0089cb. We hope that you will be able to support us in this way and we look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you In advance for your support of this important matter.
Jennifer Allis Vazquez
Welcome Home Benefit To Close The Door On Homeless
A Benefit in Memory of Bill Allis for the Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corp.
P.O. Box 4362, Wallingford, CT 06492
RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION DONATION
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PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND MAIL OR EMAIL TO:
Welcome Home Benefit
c/o Jennifer Allis Vazquez
P.O. Box 4362
Wallingford, CT 06492
All proceeds will benefit the Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corp., a 503(c)(1) nonprofit organization, Tax ID #22-3121606.