To the Editor:
Since 2002, the Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project (HPTHP) has been helping homeless families get back on their feet. To support that effort we are launching our tenth annual fundraiser, the Taste of Hyde Park.
The dinner and silent auction will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday April 18, 2015 at St. Paul and the Redeemer at 4945 S. Dorchester Ave. The event will feature a buffet of the finest of Hyde Park restaurants, a silent auction and some cool jazz from Willie Pickens.
Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $25 for students with ID, $15 for children 6-17, and children 5 and under are free. Advance purchases can be made by contacting an HPHTP board member at your congregation or arranging a purchase via e-mail to HPTHP@yahoo.com. Contribute more than $100 and you’ll be recognized in the program.
The Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project is an all-volunteer organization, supported by a volunteer board representing local churches and synagogues in the Hyde Park neighborhood. It provides housing and a stable, supportive environment for up to two years for homeless families who are working to improve the skills necessary to live independently. HPTHP partners with local congregations and organizations which provide volunteer mentors and essential financial support. The strength of HPTHP is in the positive relationship that develops between the HPTHP mentors and the families they are supporting.
HPTHP receives financial support from local congregations and individuals, as well as a significant grant from the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council. It was founded through the work of the Interfaith Open Communities. HPTHP is supported by a number of religious organizations, but is not itself a religious organization and does not discriminate on the basis of religion.