On Friday, November 23rd, In the House is proud to be organizing the Lookout Society's annual Gala fundraiser called H'Arts for the Homeless. Inspired by the people they help, the performances, stories and artworks on display will lead you into worlds of imagination and wonder. Through circus, music, magic, stories, dance and art, the event highlights the deep sense of relief and hope that a stable, safe home provides. H'Arts celebrates the joys, successes and untold strengths of the residents and front line workers who live and work at Lookout. It will be an evening you'll never forget.
About The Lookout Society: Lookout holds that helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals. With 22 locations around the Lower Mainland, Lookout provides safe and clean housing for people who would otherwise be living on the street or in unsafe, unsanitary and unsupportive environments. It provides a stable homebase where people can get make a fresh start in their lives. More than just a roof over their heads, Lookout is a secure place which residents can call "home."
The fixed address, phone, internet access and shower needed to have a job and to build one's dignity; the privacy, creature comforts and ability to cook one's own meals needed to feel secure and healthy; the moral and social support and connection to services in the community needed to feel like someone cares - these are all things that Lookout provides for its residents.
One of the residents says it best: "The staff... are the kindest people that I've ever met... the kindness and the respect that they showed, and the dignity was just the kindest thing I'd come across in a very, very long time... They gave physical food, a physical place to put your head down and clean yourself up... Everything just makes you feel like a human being. It's given me a place to rebuild. It's given me a chance to rebuild my relationship with my son ... I'm so so so grateful that this opportunity came to me because this saved my life. - Lisa (whose stay in the Lookout housing in North Vancouver has allowed her to get back on her feet and receive the support necessary to become sober, rebuild her relationship with her young son and graduate with a degree in Health Services.)
Please take a moment to watch the video about who they are and what they do.
|Lookout Emergency Aid Society - Providing Shelter for the Homeless|
Lookout has been providing solutions to homelessness since 1971. Through your support of this great cause, you too can be part of the solution!
Come and party with us, watch some amazing performances, bid on some fabulous pieces of art and silent auction items and dance the night away!
Date: Friday, November 23, 2012
Time: Doors at 6:00pm / Show at 7:00 pm
Where: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, (1180 W. Hastings St)
Tickets can be purchased at http://lookoutsociety.ca/H-ARTS-Gala-2012
or by calling 604-255-0340
For more info on performers go to www.inthehousefestival.com
For more info on the event or sponsorship, contact Lookout at 604-255-0340, or email@example.com