Save the Date
Virtual Celebration – Oct. 4, 2020
This year’s Annual Celebration of the Feast of St. Francis will be held virtually on October 4th, 2020. Watch Br. David’s video to learn how it will work. (Or read the video transcript below.)
Video Transcript: Hello, I’m delighted you decided to watch this video!
Each year, Poverello House raises funds to support the operation of providing daytime hospitality to approximately 60 homeless men each week. We do that through generous donations and support provided by YOU.
For the past 10 years on the Feast of St. Francis which is Oct. 4th, we’ve enjoyed gathering to share a meal, some wine and each other’s friendship at our annual fundraising dinner.
While we’d love to continue the tradition on October 4th, 2020, we’ve decided the risk involved with the coronavirus pandemic is too great; Our priority is to keep each other safe and healthy. In place of us gathering this year, we want to invite you to a different type of dinner…”a dinner in reverse”. Rather than getting a dinner served to you, we are inviting you to give a dinner; or rather its value.
Here is how it will work. Early in September, you will receive a packet inviting you to buy tickets for an imaginary dinner. Also, in that packet will be detailed information about all our wonderful raffle items and the opportunity to buy raffle tickets.
Our virtual celebration of the feast of St, Francis will culminate with a party – a virtual party that is. There will be music, a live drawing for the raffle prizes, my annual rendition of the song “Brother Sun and Sister Moon” and a short reflection in the spirit of St. Francis. All of this will take place thanks to technology and will be posted on YouTube for viewing at any time.
Thanks for all of your support for Poverello House and stay tuned as our plans for an unusual but fun 2020 annual dinner evolve.
Poverello House of Tucson
Street: 221 E. Lee St. Tucson, AZ 85705
Mail: PO Box 50782, Tucson, AZ 85703
Hours: Wed - Sun, 8am to 4pm
Guests: Please call to reserve a space.
Clothing donations: Stop by Wed to Sun, 8:30am to 3:00pm or call 520.624.0589 to schedule a drop-off. Thank you for your generosity!