This year’s Sing Out for Shelter homeless benefit concert was the most successful ever, exceeding our previous highest total of ticket proceeds and donations by a whopping 60%.
The Augmented 8 was joined by the Katzenjammers (Princeton University’s oldest co-ed a cappella group); recent NBC The Sing-Off finalists, The Beelzebubs (an all-male group from Tufts); and Some of the Parts (a men’s group from Baltimore). All proceeds benefitted three local organizations that serve the more than 12,000 individuals who experience homelessness each year in the Greater Washington DC Region: the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place (CCHFP), Christ House, and MMUMC’s own Metropolitan House. This annual concert has raised more than $200,000 over the past 22 years. Download the event program.
In October, 2010, CCHFP honored the Augmented Eight with the 13th annual Benjamin E. Cooper Award recognizing outstanding contributions by members of the Washington DC community to the cause of ending homelessness.
We would like to recognize the organizations and individuals whose time, effort, and support helped make this program a reality:
Christ House • Friendship Place • Metropolitan House
The Katzenjammers • The Beelzebubs • Some of the Parts
Dona Collary • Christina Lauterbach
Ann Michel • William Potts
Nina Oleynik • Jackie Prosky
and our volunteer ushers, ticket takers, and the many other “behind the scenes” supporters.