We’re celebrating 22 years of service to the Quad Cities with a New Orleans style Jazz Brunch at Crow Valley Golf Club [map] on Sunday, September 23 from 11am to 2pm. Popular Chicago vocalist Sarah Marie Young will again star as our featured entertainer, supported by a pianist and a string bass player. Having earned first place standing in the international Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland last year, Sarah Marie shines as a performer of international prominence, performing for us in an intimate setting.
The Jazz Brunch features the magnificent New Orleans Jazz Brunch buffet which includes desserts and a glass of champagne or mimosa. Tickets for the buffet and entertainment in a lovely setting are $60 per person. A cash bar is available. Reserve your place by sending reservation checks or credit card information to our office [attention: Sister Mary Ann Vogel]. You may also pick up invitations at our Davenport office on 3805 Mississippi or simply call 563/326-1330 for information.
Our Jazz Brunch is a recurring event, but this year we’re adding an auction to the line-up. One item on the block is the opportunity for you and your friends to have lunch with either Sam Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere and Company, or Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD., President of St. Ambrose University.
With the help our our contributors, we have proudly provided supportive housing for 711 single parents and their 1391 children during these past 22 years. These families were homeless at the time they entered the program. By providing single parents with the tools and support they need to complete degrees, find jobs, and move into their own homes, we’ve helped many families move into housing independence. Children learn there is a different way to live; some have become the first in their family to complete high school and continue into college.
We receive over 400 applications from single parent families, including nearly 600 children, each year. However, HMHI has space and staff to provide services to only 47 of these families at any one time.
Please join us in our celebration and support this valuable community asset. Good food and good music supports a great cause. With your help, the good work will continue!