eekappella 2023!

eekappella 2023: Saturday, October 28 at 3 pm, Historic Northampton (outside Shepherd Barn), 66 Bridge Street.

Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a festive musical celebration to benefit the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless. The concert lineup features The Green Street Brew, The Northampton High Northamptones; Smith College’s Celebrations Dance Company, Smith Chamber Singers, POCappella/Blackappella, Groove, Smiffenpoofs, Smithereens, Vibes, and Noteables; The Mount Holyoke Nice Shoes, and UMass S#arp Attitude.

Free, but donations encouraged. A raffle for gourmet candy and gift certificates will be held, including donations by the Downtown Northampton Association, Cornucopia, Firetype Chocolate, State Street Fruit, Grow Food Northampton, Familiars, Sweeties and Boho Chocolate.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals’ fund for long-term housing.

Rain location: Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College.

BeneJam at Mount Holyoke College!

On March 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm in Mount Holyoke College’s Blanchard Great Room, the MHC Nice Shoes organized a college a cappella benefit for the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals, featuring performances by the Nice Shoes, M&Cs and V8s; and Smith College Groove and Vibes.

We are very grateful for their generosity. You can view the stream here:

It’s Cold and Damp

Damp streets and frigid nights are a recipe for frostbite.

Friends of Hampshire County Homeless continues to partner with MANNA and Cathedral in the Night to provide boots, socks and winter coats to our patrons in need. We started the original program after noticing a number of individuals at the shelter in light or worn-out sneakers, when there was snow on the ground.

To contribute, visit our donate page.