Join Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie for an uplifting musical celebration in support of the Homeless to Hope Fund. Entertainment line-up includes iconic Charleston musicians, including the recent Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame inductees Blue Dogs, soulful vocalist Zandrina Dunning and BlackNoyze Band, percussive Americana Rock band Rene Russell and the Bottom End and singers from the College of Charleston Choir, Charleston Symphony Chorus and Taylor Festival Choir under the direction of Dr. Rob Taylor. All proceeds support the Homeless to Hope Fund created by Palmetto Project and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing to provide financial support for rent security deposits and utility deposits or other barriers to help people to obtain housing through a network of service providers.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Concert

General

Q: What isgoal of the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert?
A: The Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert is designed to raise awareness of the initiatives of the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and raise funds for the Homeless to Hope Fund, designed to assist individuals through local service providers to access affordable housing. The goal of efforts is to end functional homelessness in the tri-county area by 2028 using the Charleston Area Housing First Model.
Q: When and where is the concert?
A: The Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, August 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at The Gaillard Center.

Q: Who is performing in the concert?
A: This year’s line-up includes iconic Charleston musicians, including the recent South Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees Blue Dogs, soulful vocalist Zandrina Dunning and BlackNoyze Band, percussive Americana Rock band Rene Russell and the Bottom End and singers from the College of Charleston Choir, Charleston Symphony Chorus and Taylor Festival Choir under the direction of Dr. Rob Taylor. Plus special musical appearances by both Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie.

Q: Do you accept donations in support of the Homeless to Hope Fund outside of the Benefit Concert?
A: Yes, donations can be made online at www.homelesstohopefund.org/donate or send checks payable to the Homeless to Hope Fund to:
Homeless to Hope Fund c/o The Palmetto Project
Attn: Jeffrey Fleming, Chief Operating Officer
6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29406

Q: Will you accept credit cards or PayPal?
A: Yes. You may make a general donation by credit card by going to the Homeless to Hope Fund website: www.homelesstohopefund.org/donate
Questions? Please contact Jeffrey Fleming, Chief Operating Officer for The Palmetto Project by phone at 843-266-5683.
Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert FAQ’s

General Admission

Q: How can I purchase a ticket to the Benefit Concert?
A: Once general admission tickets to the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert go on sale, they can be purchased through The Gaillard Center by going to www.homelesstohopefund.org/benefit-concert

Q: How much do the general admission tickets cost?
A: The costs for general admission tickets are $33, $53, and $103, based upon seating. Sponsorship level seating is also available beginning at $250 and up, and include extra perks.

Q: What are the prizes available for the Homeless to Hope Raffle?
A: Two fabulous prizes are available for the Homeless to Hope Raffle: 2 VIP tickets to the Hootie & the Blowfish Group Therapy 2019 Concert in Columbia on September 11, including backstage passes OR a guitar signed by Darius Rucker, members of the Hootie & the Blowfish, Edwin McCain and others! Purchase raffle tickets for $25 each or 5 for $100. Raffle ticket purchase is available online: http://www.homelesstohopefund.org/guitar-raffle. You can also mail a check to Homeless to Hope Fund – Palmetto Project, with “H2H Raffle” in the memo line, and send to Palmetto Project, ATTN: Homeless to Hope Fund, 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC 29406. Drawing will be held on stage at the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert on August 25, 2019. Winner need not be present to win.

Q: If I can’t attend the benefit concert, can I still donate to the Homeless to Hope Fund?
A: Yes, donations are accepted and appreciated at anytime. You can do so online: http://www.homelesstohopefund.org/donate. You can also make a check payable to Homeless to Hope Fund and mail to Palmetto Project, ATTN: Homeless to Hope Fund, 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC 29406

Benefit Concert Funds

Q: How are the funds used?
A: 100 percent of the benefit concert proceeds are dedicated to the Homeless to Hope Fund to be used to help in emergency situations for people who are experiencing homelessness to get them into housing and help them to access programs that will assist them on the road to self-sufficiency through a network of service providers in the region. Based on the direction of the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, funds from the Homeless to Hope Fund will also be used to help3 assist in the operations of the new Nativation Center, a day center designed to help people experiencing homelessness to find the programs and support they need from local service providers and health partners to create a path for self-sufficiency while accessing such basic needs as showers and laundry facilities during their time of transition.

Q: Didn’t the benefit concert cost money to produce?
A: The majority of the people and places involved have either donated their time or provided services for a fraction of the costs. All costs are sponsored to ensure 100 percent of the benefit concert proceeds could be used to support the Homeless to Hope Fund.

For More Information, Contact:
Executive Producers, Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert:
Sandy Morckel, Solutions for the Greater Good: 614.306.8856/ smorckel@gmail.com
Frank Sonntag, Solutions for the Greater Good: 917.701.2581/ Sonntag061@gmail.com

Anthem Song

Featured vocalist and performer Rene Russell was so inspired by the efforts of the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and the Homeless to Hope Fund that she wrote the song, “What Kind”, that will be performed by Rene Russell and The Bottom End at the 2nd Annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert. Make a donation of $3 or more and receive your own download MP3 of the song.

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Please note: Any donation over the fair market value of $1 is fully tax deductible as a contribution.

Raffle

Buy a raffle ticket and have a chance to win one of two fabulous prizes:

  • 2 VIP tickets to the Hootie & the Blowfish Group Therapy 2019 Concert on 9/11/19 with backstage passes
  • A guitar signed by musical legends Edwin McCain, Darius Rucker with Hootie and the Blowfish and others!

Make a Donation

Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to provide housing, shelter, and other necessities to Charleston’s homeless population.

Homeless to Hope contributions are tax-deductible, and can be made by governments, corporations, nonprofits and concerned citizens.

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