DONATION
GOAL:

$200,000

TOTAL RAISED
TO DATE:

$175,680

%

Percentage Complete

If you're experiencing homelessness, and are in need of help, please contact The Navigation Center at 855-355-1200 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

View Telethon Videos Here! (Scroll down to see all performances)

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring, followed by special performance with Mayor Tecklenburg and Lonnie Hamilton

Premieres at Noon EST

Lillia Young

Premieres at 12:30 p.m. EST

Yuriy Bekker & Micah Gangwer of Charleston Symphony

Premieres at 1 p.m. EST

Vikki Matsis of OHM Radio

Premieres at 1:30 p.m. EST

2020 Homeless to Hope Award Honoree: God’s Hot Dog Ministry

Premieres at 2 p.m. EST

Tom Young of Hope to Home Furniture Resource

Premieres at 2:15 p.m. EST

Manny Houston

Premieres at 2:30 p.m. EST

Slow Runner

Premieres at 3:00 p.m. EST

Zandrina Dunning & Stephen Washington

Premieres at 3:30 p.m. EST

Bobby Houck & Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs

Premieres at 4:30 p.m. EST

Bobby Houck & Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs

Premieres at 4:30 p.m. EST

Heather Rice

Premieres at 5 p.m. EST

Charlton Singleton

Premieres at 5:30 p.m. EST

Steep Canyon Rangers / Barrett Smith

Premieres at 6 p.m. EST

Steep Canyon Rangers / Barrett Smith

Premieres at 6 p.m. EST

Finale with Lee Barbour Featuring Kanika Moore, Justin Stanton, Jonathan Lovett and Corinthian Doctor

Premieres at 7:30 p.m. EST

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing invite all of the Lowcountry to support the

Friday, May 8, 2020 | Noon until 8:00 p.m.

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Telethon Schedule

Noon:  Live Kickoff with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring, followed by special performance with Mayor Tecklenburg and Lonnie Hamilton

12:30 pm:     Lillia Young

1:00 pm:   Yuriy Bekker & Micah Gangwer of Charleston Symphony

1:30 pm: Vikki Matsis of OHM Radio

2:00 pm: 2020 Homeless to Hope Award Honoree:  God’s Hot Dog Ministry

2:15 pm:   2020 Homeless to Hope Award Honoree: Hope to Home Furniture Resource

2:30 pm:  Manny Houston

3:00 pm: SLOW RUNNER: Michael Flynn & Josh Kaler

3:30 pm:  Zandrina Dunning & Stephen Washington

4:00 pm:  Mayor Will Haynie

4:30 pm:  Bobby Houck & Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs

5:00 pm: Heather Rice

5:30 pm: Charlton Singleton

6:00 pm:  Steep Canyon Rangers / Barrett Smith

6:30 pm: Shovels & Rope

7:00 pm: Finale with Lee Barbour Featuring Kanika Moore, Justin Stanton, Jonathan Lovett and Corinthian Doctor

All proceeds support the Homeless to Hope Fund created by Palmetto Project and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. The fund supports the transition of homeless individuals into housing through a network of service providers, as well as The Navigation Center, a day resource center to support those experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness and housing affordability is a particularly pressing issue here in the Lowcountry. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg revitalized and expanded the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing to provide a regional solution. Over the past two years, more than $235,000 has been raised through the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the telethon provide vital support services such as rent and utilities assistance, emergency and transitional housing through a network of not-for-profit providers to this vulnerable group of families and individuals.

Funds are also allocated to the Navigation Center, a day resource center helping individuals to access programs and services to address the issues and work toward self-sufficiency. The Homeless to Hope Fund is administered by The Palmetto Project.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Telethon

General

Q: What is the goal of the Homeless to Hope Benefit Telethon?
A: 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 telethon?
A:  Friday, May 8, 2020, from noon – 8 pm, on Channel 5.

Q: Who is performing during the telethon?
A: This year’s line-up includes Lee Barbour’s Polyverse featuring Kanika Moore, Motown Throwdown and Shovels & Rope:

Charleston’s genre-bending guitarist and composer Lee Barbour unveils his new project, Polyverse, featuring Charleston’s 2019 Soul/R&B Artist of the Year Kanika Moore. Motown Throwdown is Charleston’s powerhouse soul band led by sax man Mike Quinn. Steeped in funk, soul, pop, rock, R&B, and jazz, the band also features local heavyweights Dave Grimm, Stuart White and Corey Stephens. Blending traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock, Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo and Charleston’s 2019 Best Local Band composed of husband and wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

Q: Do you accept donations in support of the Homeless to Hope Fund outside of the Telethon?
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

 

Benefit Telethon 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 help and 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 Telethon 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 telethon proceeds could be used to support the Homeless to Hope Fund.

For More Information, Contact:
Executive Producers, Homeless to Hope Benefit Telethon:
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

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