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Hawthorn Hill to Host 6th Annual Art & More for Shelter Fundraiser

Posted April 10, 2015 in Web Exclusives

Des Moines, IA ,March 4, 2015 — Hawthorn Hill, a private, non-profit local organization that serves homeless families with children, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its 6th annual Art &More for Shelter event this spring. The fundraising event will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00‑9:00 p.m., at West End Salvage, located at 22 SW 9th Street in Des Moines. The event will feature food, a cash bar, live music and a silent auction.

The Art & More for Shelter fine-art event and silent auction is the only annual fundraiser for the New Directions Shelter and The Home Connection supportive housing programs operated through Hawthorn Hill. Admission to the event is $20 per ticket or two for $30. Last year’s event raised more than $24,000.

“We have been honored by the community’s support and strong attendance in the past, “said Sara Schuler, President of the Hawthorn Hill board. “Moving forward, we hope to continue to develop our signature event, Art & More for Shelter, into a must-attend event for the Des Moines community.”

Hawthorn Hill has been helping homeless families with children for more than 29 years through two distinct programs. Families in need of emergency shelter benefit from Hawthorn Hill’s New Directions Shelter program and The Home Connection program provides families with supportive housing throughout the Des Moines community. During 2014, Hawthorn Hill served 176 homeless families, including 413 children, who may have ended up on the streets without these programs.

For more information on Art & More for Shelter or to purchase tickets, please contact Melanie Wright at 515-244-9748 or Tim Shanahan at 515-283-1911.
About Hawthorn Hill
The mission of Hawthorn Hill is to establish and operate successful housing programs for homeless families with children to help those families obtain permanent housing. Hawthorn Hill provides services to help homeless families throughout the Des Moines area achieve economic self-sufficiency. For additional information about Hawthorn Hill, the New Directions Shelter or The Home Connection supportive housing program, please visit Or better yet, take time to visit the New Directions Shelter at 3001 Grand Avenue in Des Moines to see the Hawthorn Hill mission become reality in its undertaking to help Iowa’s homeless families.

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