Ending Homelessness Today — Philanthropy
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August 09, 2013
It has been two weeks since our 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C, and we at the Alliance have been devoting some of our time and our blog to the themes and content our speakers presented. With 1,600 attendees and three days of workshops and activities, it’s not that surprising that we aren’t the only ones.
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We Don’t Want Anything for Christmas (Except For an End to Homelessness)
December 19, 2012
Earlier this month, I spoke on the phone with the husband and wife songwriting duo Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni of Caravan of Thieves, a gypsy-jazz band from Bridgeport, Conn. At that time, they were in South Haven, Mich., on the last leg of their fall tour promoting their third album, “The Funhouse.”
The band is donating proceeds from downloads of two of their holiday themed songs, “I Don't Want Anything For Christmas,” and “Ms Priscilla Pumpkin” to the Alliance. You can listen to both songs and download them from the band’s website. And you should, not just because it would benefit the Alliance, but because they’re really great songs. Trust me. I spoke to them about the band, the tour, and the reason they’ve decided to devote so much time to the issue of homelessness.
(By the way, check out the end of the blog post for what has to be the coolest Michael Jackson cover ever.) Here’s what Fuzz and Carrie had to say.
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Book Proceeds for Homelessness
September 08, 2010
Today we would like to introduce you to John and Rose Bottensek who have committed themselves to the effort to end homelessness by donating a dollar to the Alliance for every copy of their new book that they sell. John is the author of of the new novel; Rose, his wife, is the editor. Read below to hear from the authors how this great movement has inspired them.
As the ongoing economic crisis continues to affect so many Americans, one of the most pressing issues that takes center stage in our minds is the plague of homelessness – an issue that has long been ignored by our American community. In fact, as I write this, I notice my spell check doesn’t even recognize it as a word. That alone speaks volumes as to the lack of recognition this issue receives.
The number of homeless where I live-- Madison, Wisconsin – has actually decreased by forty percent in the past five years. I cannot offer an opinion as to why because, like most people, I haven’t paid much attention to the problem until recently.
That is not to say we don’t notice the lines outside the shelters in the evenings, some reaching around the block at times. We live in one of the most beautiful, most prosperous cities in the country. If the problem of homelessness is identifiable here, it is shameful to imagine what it must look like at on a natio... Read More »