Friday Nov. 9, 2018 6:30 pm First Presbyterian Church 121 W. 9th St. Michigan City, IN 46360
Saturday Nov. 10 2018 1:00 pm Notre Dame Church 1000 Moore Rd. Michigan City, IN 46360
Sunday November 11, 2017 2:00pm LaPorte Hospital Chapel 1007 Lincolnway La Porte, IN 46350
Who we are? : We are teachers, we are students, we are workers, we are administrators, we are fathers, we are mothers, we are grandparents, we are grandchildren, we are blessed, we are struggling, we are hopeful, we are artisans, we appreciate artisans, we are faithful, we are reasonable, we are a collaborative ensemble of amateur and professional musicians, artists, social service, community organization providers and members, from the local northwest Indiana community.
What we do? : We all share time and talent once a year for this awareness and fundraising charity event because we all believe in 'caritas' the virtue of charity, in our daily professional work and in our personal lives.
Why do we do this once a year? :Songs of Giving Hearts Concerts are a collaboration by diverse and ecumenical charitable artists who present artistic and music events to promote community awareness and charitable giving to benefit selected and designated local food pantries and charitable progams.
Who receives the donations each year?: 2013- monetary donations went to Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, dry goods donations went to the food pantries of Sacred Heart Church. 2014- monetary donations were given to Citizens Concerned for the Homeless dry goods, winter clothing, donations were distributed to local food pantries and to local homeless shelter programs, and Sandcastle Family Shelter. 2015- monetary donations were presented to Citizens Concerned for the Homeless; dry goods & winter clothing distributed to the local food pantries and local homeless family shelter and Keys to Hope Resource Center. 2016- Our designated charity and awareness raising focus was the Interfaith Mens Winter Shelter of Michigan City; A Hand Up, a transitional housing program for women homeless veterans and awareness raising about the plight of homeless Veterans in La Porte County, IN. 2017This November Charity in Concert focus is on the Interfaith Community PADS program; Veterans resources programs, raising awareness about PTSD and Suicide risk among homeless and veterans. We hope as well that there will be ongoing donations of time and talent, food pantry goods, winter clothing.
2018 donation focus: designated charities Interfaith Community PADS, Give an Hour Veterans resources, Catholic Charities -Diocese of Gary, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Awareness focus: End emotional homelessness
What do these concerts cost? Food pantry donations, pledges of volunteer time, free will monetary donations are all welcome contributions.
Songs of Giving Hearts Charity in Concert: Established Nov. 1, 2013
Photo Gallery: Some of our Giving Hearts Musicians Concerts at First Presbyterian Church, Trinity Episcopal Church- Barker Hall , and Notre Dame Church
Directions to First Presbyterian Church 121 W. 9th St. Michigan City, IN 46360
Directions to Notre Dame Church 1000 Moore Road Michigan City, IN