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Caritas Concert Benefits Simpson Housing
February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
The 10th anniversary season of the Prospect Park UMC Community Concert Series continues as a cappella vocal ensemble Caritas welcomes us to Listen to the Voice! Saturday, February 15, 7 pm at PPUMC (22 Orlin Ave SE across from Pratt School.) This program will include Jake Runestad’s setting of Psalm 121, “I Will Lift My Eyes.”
There is no admission fee, with donations accepted for Simpson Housing.
Caritas performed its first season in the spring of 2002 with the express purpose of raising money and awareness for people in need. Since its inception, the group has raised over $180,000 for diverse, local charitable organizations.
Simpson Housing Services began as an emergency overnight shelter in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Simpson has since become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to unmet community needs, their programs have grown to include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing. They work across the metro area, partnering with landlords and developers to find affordable housing for families and individuals. At any given time, they provide supportive services to 100 individuals and 210 families with over 500 children.
Over the past nine+ years, the PPUMC Community Concert Series has contributed more $60,000 to a variety of community service programs and organizations across the Twin Cities. It’s a perfect combination – enjoying great music and raising money for a worthwhile cause! There’s a delicious snack and dessert buffet immediately following the concert, with free parking available on-street and at Pratt Community School. It’s sure to be a fun evening for the entire family! We hope to see you there!