Holiday Giving 2018
This season, invest in our humanity.
Over the years, Hospitality House has grown to six programs, four locations, three neighborhoods – while still drawing its strength from the rich mosaic of cultures, languages, and ethnic diversity that defines the Tenderloin, Mid-Market, and Sixth Street neighborhoods. We’ve remained a community of trauma survivors; of poets, artists, and dreamers; of those with direct experience of oppression, of those seeking basic shelter and refuge, of those rediscovering the capacity to be change agents – all coming together to give true meaning to our theory of change.
We Need You To Invest In Us.
Over the next five years, we’re launching an ambitious, visionary campaign: to engage thousands of committed community members across San Francisco – like you - in Hospitality House’s work. We’re reaching out to thousands of individuals like you, new partners with new ideas and untapped networks of change agents and visionary voices, and we’re asking you to invest in Hospitality House’s work every month, as committed sustainers, as planned contributors, as movement and community builders.
Whether you choose to be a monthly sustainer, a planned contributor, or a major donor, you’re choosing to invest in Hospitality House’s successful model of improving lives, growing local leaders, and building community power. Every dollar we raise from community members like you allows us to continue to be an independent voice and ensures that community perspectives and community priorities do not go unheard. Your support enables our innovative programs to engage new partners and allies in the community that bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to challenging problems.
It is people like you who helped Hospitality House remain an anchor institution in the community for more than 50 years. Your support allows us to be increasingly independent and consistently forthright in lifting up community voices - the voices that need to be heard to ensure that all of us remain accountable to those who depend on us most to help build better futures in a community that thrives, and not simply survive.
Now, More Than Ever, Every Dollar Counts.
As you read this, Hospitality House is actively engaging City leaders in constructive dialogue about its peer-based model, and how the City’s overall strategy to combat homelessness and addiction can best utilize elements of the peer-based model – equals helping equals. Furthermore, we acknowledge that government support alone is not the best way forward for us, which is why we need individuals like you, now more than ever. Hospitality House’s survival as a peer-led, community-driven institution requires more people – like you - sharing a hopeful vision for the future, coupled with sustained commitment that supports new ideas, newer networks of engaged people, and approaches that have lasting impact on lives, on futures, on communities.
Thank You For Believing In Us.
We value every community member as an asset, and we believe firmly that no matter their circumstance, that people can. Working together, we can show people how. And every day, we help people do. By believing in us, you help us transform pain into possibilities, celebrate the power of people fighting for the soul of the City, and turn trauma into triumph – together.
As we begin the next chapter in our organizational journey, Hospitality House is more committed than ever to strengthening our community’s capacity for charting its own future, and we relish our role as an incubator of civic participation and resident leadership. As we begin our next half-century of improving lives, lifting up voices, and building community power, we need you to join us.