Dear Community Leader:
Imagine being homeless as the temperatures go up and down, the rain comes and goes and your back pack with all your ID paperwork and a little cash keeps getting stolen. Then imagine that, at the same time, you are dealing with advanced cancer or heart failure. You are terminally ill, often with no shelter, and your greatest fear is to die, alone, on the streets of Sacramento.
In the Sacramento area, two to four people experiencing homelessness die on our streets each week and about 39% of those men and women die from a terminal illness.
The good news — that’s all about to change – and we invite you to be part of the celebration! Joshua’s House will be a hospice house for 20 terminally ill, homeless residents at a time who will be loved, respected and provided with high quality hospice care in a home-like setting with meals, clothing, companionship, art and music therapy – and it will be the first hospice house for the homeless on the West Coast and the seventh in the country!
We are inviting you to join us in celebrating the opening of Joshua’s House while also honoring all of the many people who made this signature event possible at the “Sip, Savor & Sway” event on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 6-10 pm.
“Sip, Savor, & Sway” is Sacramento’s only Prohibition-Era themed fundraiser and in keeping with the era, the event will be held at the historic Sacramento Masonic Temple. It promises to be a roaring good time featuring delicious food from local celebrity chefs along with era-specific cocktails, wine, beers and artisan spirits.
The highlight of the night will undoubtedly be the Phonotone Orchestra with syncopated dance music the 20s, 30s and early 40s. Master of Ceremonies, Rob Stewart, (of KVIE’s “Rob on the Road”) promises an evening filled with surprises and fun!
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and District 3 City Council Member Jeff Harris will be honored for their support of Joshua’s House along with our other partners and supporters including the Rotary Club of Sacramento, the Rotary Club of Midtown and the Rotary Club of Elk Grove.
Know that with your sponsorship, you will be supporting a dignified and compassionate end-of-life experience for our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness. The following pages detail sponsor options for the event.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. My email is email@example.com and my phone is 916-502-0946.
Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, MA, Ph.D., MPH, Founder and CEO, Joshua’s House;