BIG THANKS to Ms. Robin Banks, Cassandra, Sassie, Bella, Luis, LB, Jumping Joe, Yale Belly Dance Society, The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, Hoale Hula, Elks Lodge #25 and DJ Dark Anjel for a great variety show to benefit DESK!
LOTS OF VARIETY!!!!
Ms. Robin Banks is our hostess for a variety show featuring live comedy, burlesque, dancing, and singing.
- Event is 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
- Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm
- Admission: $20
- All proceeds to benefit Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
- Elks Lodge #25, 524 State St, New Haven CT
There’s still time to register for DESK’s biggest fundraiser, a 65 mile police-escorted motorcycle ride through rural Connecticut, followed by a BBQ lunch at the Carousel House in Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven.
Join riders from all over Connecticut! The Ride is currently in its 8th year, and has a police escort. Each rider receives a ride pin. We start the morning with coffee and donuts and finish with a BBQ lunch.
Register on the day of the event or online until Friday.
Want to just join us for BBQ?
The BBQ lunch is open to riders and non-riders alike. Celebrate the end of a beautiful summer with friends and family at Lighthouse Point Park. We’ll be set up in the Carousel House, right on the beach, and will have music, raffle prizes, and a cash bar.
This summer for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) has been extremely challenging. All of our programs are experiencing large increases and all of our funding resources have either decreased or have become nonexistent.
The costs of feeding 300+ people daily, including a daily bag lunch and a weekly pantry have all grown and DESK has had to draw upon savings to meet the increase in costs this summer. We are in dire need of financial support or face cutting programs.
DESK has never in 30 years cut services. I’m hoping that this letter appeal might raise the needed funds to get us through the end of the summer and into the fall.
DESK provides hot free daily meals at a cost of $2.00, bag lunches for $1.00 and food pantry bags for under $5.00. To provide fresh produce weekly it costs $200.00. Other food related costs can be up to $1,000.00 a month. Overhead and personnel costs every month are over $10,000.00. We have 3 paid staff and hundreds of volunteers.
We need your help. DESK serves the community because we are supported by folks like you. Without your help we cannot survive.
Please give what you can, but please give. Please help us by donating today.
Diana M. Richter, PhD.
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
* You may send a check to: DESK, P.O. Box 1478, New Haven, CT 06506 or donate.
The Great Give® is a 36-hr online giving event hosted by giveGreater.org and supported with matching and prize funds from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. DESK is eligible to win thousands of dollars in grant prizes during the event.