Joshua's House Hospice for the Terminally Ill Homeless Fundraiser

For Immediate Release

Contact: Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, MA, Ph.D., MPH, Founder and CEO, Joshua’s House; E-mail: / Phone: (916) 502-0946 or Mary Nauer, Joshua’s House Marketing Team; E-mail: / Phone: (916) 573-9889


“The Other Side of the Window” Original Music and Limited Release Vinyl LP Event

Online donations accepted for 100 copies only, to be shipped by August 31, 2020

Danny Schneider; Photo Credit Alex Solca

Danny Schneider is a longtime musician and songwriter. He’s played big name clubs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles such as the Roxy and the Troubadour; he’s self-produced 5 CD’s and a vinyl EP; and he’s performed with his band, The Neon Flamingos, at numerous venues. His latest project, an album titled “On the Other Side of the Window,” has led Danny to delve into a new venture…fundraising for Sacramento nonprofit Joshua’s House Hospice.

Joshua’s House Hospice for the terminally ill homeless hopes to open its doors in Spring of 2021. Due to an increase in construction costs and the impact of COVID-19, the project is in need of more funding. With a building purchased at 1501 C Street in downtown Sacramento, the organization will provide shelter, care, and a variety of services to terminally ill homeless individuals – something that is desperately needed in Sacramento now as the numbers of homeless men and women increase. There is no other facility like this on the west coast and Joshua’s House is committed to providing a place of compassion and a sense of dignity to those who would otherwise be on the streets or riverbanks of Sacramento during their dying days. The project has support from Mayor Darrel Steinberg, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Sacramento City Council member Jeff Harris, and many other local dignitaries. And sponsors such as Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, UC Davis Health and Dignity Health.

After working on an album for the past year, recording 9 new songs with original lyrics and music, it became clear to Danny Schneider that there was a real purpose behind his album project. While in the process of recording the album, Danny happened to see a TV segment about Joshua’s House Hospice that gave him great inspiration. It was that exposure to the story behind Joshua’s House Hospice, named for the grandson (who had experienced homelessness) of founder Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, that prompted him to come up with the idea to use his music to fundraise and support Joshua’s House. “I decided that I could press a special limited autographed vinyl edition of 100 copies of the album. Each copy will be sold for a gift donation of $100.00. Our fundraising target would then be $10,000 payable directly to Joshua’s House Hospice.” Needless to say, Joshua’s House is thrilled to partner with Danny in this unique event. His website,, is dedicated to the project. There, donors can read more about his story, the Joshua’s House story, and order their copy of the LP by donating.

More information and ordering at:
$100 donation to Joshua’s House Hospice per order. All proceeds go directly to Joshua’s House Hospice.

Recent story on Danny Schneider in Family Beautiful online magazine at: