Student and faculty members of the health and medicine programs at Yale will again join forces this month to raise awareness and money for the hungry and homeless in Greater New Haven.
The 20th annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the E.S. Harkness Hall ballroom and Marigolds Lounge on Cedar Street.
Students at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health who were interested in alleviating hunger and homelessness in the Greater New Haven area established the auction in 1993. The whimsical donations — ranging from a wine-tasting trip to a local vineyard to ukulele lessons — are sold to the highest bidder during both live and silent auctions.
Last year, the auction raised over $35,000 to benefit the following organizations:
Christian Community Action
Community Soup Kitchen
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Domestic Violence Services of New Haven
Liberty Community Services
The organizers welcome volunteers and donations. For more information, visit the Hunger & Homelessness Auction website.