Concert To Benefit Homeless Shelter

“One Community, One Voice,” a concert to benefit Shelter Now — a recently initiated effort to raise money for New Haven homeless shelters — will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2, 3-5 p.m. at Battell Chapel, corner of Elm and College streets.

The event will feature many of Yale’s prominent a cappella groups, including the Whiffenpoofs, Whim ‘n Rhythm, Something Extra, the Duke’s Men, the New Blue, the Spizzwinks(?), Redhot and Blue, the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, Shades and the Academia Nuts.

Tickets are $10; $5 for students and free for children accompanied by an adult. All of the proceeds will go to Shelter Now. The proceeds will also count toward the Yale United Way Campaign.

Shelter Now is a partnership between the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP), Columbus House and United Way to raise $100,000 to fund the emergency homeless shelters across New Haven from November through April. The concert on behalf of the initiative is coordinated by the Yale United Way Committee.

The performing groups from Yale have agreed to participate for free.

“As the a cappella benefit concert demonstrates, Shelter Now is important not just to students within YHHAP, but to all Yale students,” says YHHAP member Eliza Schafler ‘09. “We are moved to help because Shelter Now is a fight to save lives in our own neighborhood, to preserve a basic human right for people in our community. Yet we also understand that shelter is more than just immediate relief; it is a first crucial step for those struggling with poverty toward a better life.”

For information, send e-mail to cjones@uwghn.org or call (203) 691-4211.

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