News and Events

House Music 2018

Posted by: Brit Albritton Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

February
2

Saturday, February 17 at 7 PM Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123 Elm St, Northampton https://www.facebook.com/events/819886304886335/ Women’s college a cappella groups come together to help homeless youth of the Pioneer Valley. Featuring Smith Blackappella, Smith Groove, the Smith Noteables, the Smiffenpoofs, the Smith Smithereens, the Smith College Vibes, the Amherst College Sabrinas and the Mount Holyoke Victory Eights. All proceeds benefit a Friends of the Homeless – DIAL/SELF program to provide supportive affordable housing for unaccompanied …

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Paddle for Home!

Posted by: Brit Albritton Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

June
20

Paddle for Home! is happening again this year, on Sunday June 25.  A group of us will paddle down the CT River from the Sunderland bridge to the new Northampton boat ramp, starting between 9:30 and 10:00.  There will also be an opportunity for people to do a shorter paddle starting at the boat ramp take-out point, and joining the other paddlers as they arrive.  Food, music, & celebration at the boat ramp parking area …

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Broadside Books Nonprofit of the Month

Posted by: Rick Hart Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events, Uncategorized

March
16

Northampton’s award-winning independent bookstore has named us their nonprofit of the month.  Please stop in (always a pleasure anyway), maybe buy one of the books on homelessness which will benefit the Friends, or slip a donation in the collection jar at the cash register.

House Music 2017

Posted by: Brit Albritton Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

February
2

Saturday, February 18 at 7 PM Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123 Elms St, Northampton https://www.facebook.com/events/1714694832193865/ Women’s college a cappella groups come together to help the Hampshire County Friends of Homeless Individuals purchase a house in Northampton for unaccompanied homeless youth, age 18-25. Featuring Smith Groove, the Smith Noteables, the Smiffenpoofs, the Smith Smithereens, the Smith College Vibes, the Amherst College Bluestockings and the Mount Holyoke Victory Eights. Tickets: $10 general (students by donation), available on …

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Downtown Holiday Singing 2016

Posted by: Rick Hart Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

December
21

We wish everyone a happy holidays & New Year!  Our annual Downtown Holiday Singing series has just ended after beautiful performances by many groups.  We thank all of the singers; Brit Albritton who organized the series again; our business helpers, esp. Hungry Ghost Bread, and Inspirit Crystals who each hosted materials and served as rallying points for the singers; and the Downtown Northampton Association, who folded some of our groups into the Holiday Stroll.  Performances …

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PADDLE FOR HOME!

Posted by: Rick Hart Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

July
19

Enjoy a pleasant paddle down the CT River and raise funds for the homeless! All proceeds go towards the purchase of a home in Northampton for unaccompanied homeless youth. Donations are made through the individual paddlers listed under “Leaderboard” on the event website (link just below); click on one of them to donate.  Donations also can be mailed to: FHCHI, P.O. Box 60398, Florence, MA, 01060 — checks should have a note saying “Paddle event”.  …

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House Music

Posted by: Rick Hart Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events, Uncategorized

February
24

Come hear beautiful singing to help homeless youth get a home!  Our holiday singing was a big success this year, and now you can hear why by experiencing six of the a cappella groups in performance.  Visit our Facebook page to find out more: Friends of Hampshire County Homeless

Valley Gives Day 2014!

Posted by: Rick Hart Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events, Uncategorized

November
30

Valley Gives Day is coming soon – please support our work by donating online during this 24-hour fundraiser.  To count towards Valley Gives Day and its possible bonus prizes, donations must be made on that day.  However, starting on December 1st, you can schedule an automated donation that will wait and go through on the 10th.  To do this, or on December 10th, go to our Valley Gives Day donation page on Razoo: http://valleygives.razoo.com/story/Friends-Of-Hampshire-County-Homeless-Individuals?referral_code=share

What is 12-12-13?

Posted by: Rick Hart Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

November
25

Valley Gives Day is a one-day online fundraiser for hundreds of Pioneer Valley nonprofits, a chance for you to open your heart by supporting groups and causes important to you. As well as the individual gifts, bonus amounts will be randomly awarded to specific gifts – so each gift increases our chance of receiving one of these “golden tickets”. We hope you will donate to the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals, and other worthy …

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Interfaith Shelter on WGGB

Posted by: Clayton Salem Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News and Events

May
6

TV station WGGB runs item on the Interfaith Shelter Recently WGGB showed a news story on the Interfaith Shelter featuring interviews with one of our guests at the time and with shelter director Danielle DeBerry.  Here’s a link to the video: http://www.wggb.com/2012/01/16/frigid-temperatures-threaten-homeless/