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Tickets on Sale for Sanctuary Camp's Dinner & Garden Tour

The fundraising gala is Sunday, March 30 in Santa Cruz. India Joze is catering. Music by Wireless Lovebird.

Tickets on Sale for Sanctuary Camp's Dinner & Garden Tour
A candlelit, catered dinner on Sunday, March 30 will benefit  Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp's planned "Community Campout with the Homeless."

The fundraising gala, catered by India Joze with dinner music by Wireless Lovebird, will begin with guided tours of a 2.5 acre jungle garden created by former Arboretum docent Gail Page.

Advanced tickets are $40 each, or $45 at the door. To order, follow this link.
The Sanctuary is planning in late April its "Community Campout with the Homeless," an event to bring the community together for a campout under the stars.  It will feature music performance, dinner and breakfast.

For Sunday's fundraiser event, the schedule includes: 
  • 2:30 p.m. Garden tours, hor d'oeuvres, music;
  • 4 p.m. Bar opens, music;
  • 5:30 p.m. Multi-course dinner on candlelit tables, music performance;
  • 8 p.m. Star-light bar, music. 
Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp's stated mission and philosophy:
We assert that a citizen organized, community supported, safe-sleep-sanctuary can reduce the problems associated with homelessness in the community at large and also help those who are living outside.  

There are many ways folks come to live outside in our community but the avenues back to living in a shelter or home are pitifully few, and, sadly, the problems of homelessness exacerbate the conditions of homelessness. 

Despite the great expense, only five percent of the homeless population are in the shelter system. For pennies on the hundreds of dollars spent on this problem there is an effective solution. We propose a Sanctuary camp that features a strong set of rules consistently enforced. Sanctuary camps have shown positive results in many cities on the west coast.

Find out more on the video presentation:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBWhgjXrKaY

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