Holiday-match to help Hospitality House: All donations to nonprofit shelter doubled through Dec. 15 |

Holiday-match to help Hospitality House: All donations to nonprofit shelter doubled through Dec. 15

At a time of year when family, friends and home are needed most, one caring community member has come forward to maximize help to those without a home.

Through Dec. 15, all monetary donations made to Hospitality House, the community’s only year-round emergency homeless shelter, will be matched by this individual, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000. This means a $10 donation will automatically become $20, which will provide 20 people each a hot and healthy meal.

“This generous matching opportunity is a chance for all community members to create greater impact together,” said Nancy Baglietto, executive director Hospitality House. “There are over 400 confirmed homeless individuals in our community, all of whom need help, especially now with winter upon us.”

A $50 donation will help one person in crisis receive a night of emergency shelter with wraparound services, such as food, clothing, job training, mental health counseling, transportation to appointments, and customized case management. But caring community members who make their $50 donation by Dec. 15 will automatically have their gift doubled and help two people, like Danny Bonilla and Elyssia Glassco. Today, the couple has been in permanent housing since April of this year (see accompanying story).

But 69 more people are in the shelter right now and need help, along with those on the streets in the cold. To help those in need, donations can be made online at, or by mail at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Donations will be doubled through Dec. 15.

For more information about Hospitality House, visit

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