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Daniel Thompson Event for 2015

There are two benefit shows in April to support the Cleveland Street Newspaper.  Both shows are free, but everyone is asked to donate to the Street Chronicle. 

FREE POETRY SHOW to Remember Daniel Thompson

April 25         Sandy Chanty @ 8:00 p.m.

(Benefit for NEOCH + Cleveland Street Chronicle)

5457 Lake Road
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

April 30            Algebra Tea House @ 7:30 p.m.

(Benefit for NEOCH + Cleveland Street Chronicle)   
  2136 Murray Hill Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 in Little Italy.

Our annual fundraiser for the Street Chronicle is upon us; and these two dates will serve to help Cleveland Street Chronicle + NEOCH - and keep the spirit of Daniel Thompson alive.  Please spread the word to promote the heck out of these two dates. 

Brian Davis

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#SocksPlus Benefit for Winter/Spring Items

In the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood at the 78th St. Studio (north of Detroit Ave.) on March 20 the Community West Foundation has organized a poetry slam and photo display. This show will raise funds for the Socks Plus campaign.  We have distributed the first batch of backpacks with boots and socks and we are waiting for the second batch of boots (delayed two weeks).  We are putting in our order for another round of cold weather gear and clothing to keep people dry.  We were also able to keep 12 people safe over the last two weeks of the extreme cold by using some of these funds to put the hardest of our cases into rooming houses. 

Hope that you can attend this fundraiser to support the SocksPlus campaign. 

Brian Davis

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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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Pancake Breakfast for NEOCH

Sponsored by


We hope that you will support the Coalition by attending the pancake breakfast being organized by the National Honor Society students at St. Josephs Academy.  We thank CareSource for providing the funds to buy the supplies for this fundraiser.  This is the first year for this collaboration, and we hope to raise the issue of the increases in family homelessness.  We anticipate another rough summer and we hope to distribute additional resources to meet the demand. 


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Hand Up Gala Success

There is still time to donate before the auction on Friday!

It was a great day at the Cosgrove on Thursday December 6.   We served 200 meals which included a fried okra appetizer with a cajun remoulade and a stuffed chicken with smoked mozzarella caramelized onion with a sweet potato mash and a chicken ajus.  They had asparagus as a side dish and a double chocolate cream pie for dessert.  Thanks to Matthew Barnes from LMM Central Kitchen for supervising the meal and preparing this great four star dinner.  Grace from Beaumont High School organized this entire event, and she should receive most of the credit.  Each table had a nice flower arrangement with table cloth and napkins donated by Executive Caterers.  Nicole and her staff at the Cosgrove did a great job.  The place looked fantastic, and the guests were so appreciative.   We had a two former students from the Cleveland Institute of Music who did a great selection of Christmas music. We will have a gallery of photos up on the website soon

There is still time to donate to this event.  The auction will not happen until later this week.   We are still looking for your help to support our outreach services and the Cosgrove working to help people with transportation by supporting the Hand Up Gala.