Thanks for helping the homeless


The Alameda Homeless Network: Al Filart, Mark & Cindy Hovermale, Ginny Krutilek and I, would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the businesses and people that made the 26th Annual Have a Heart Gala held on April 15 a successful event. 

We especially appreciate the efforts of High Street Station Cafe for catering the event with their tasty cuisine; Chuck DiGuida who graciously served as master of ceremonies; our partner sponsors, Tim Lewis Communities and First Community Bank; neighbor sponsor, Bay Ship & Yacht; the Alameda Elks Lodge for hosting the event; and Excel Graphics for the lovely invitations.

We would also like to thank the following donors for their generous gifts: Al & Cheryl Filart, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, Alan & Kari Thompson, Asena, Beach Blanket Babylon, Becca Perata, Bentley, Mark & Tom Sorensen-Squire and Cheryl Saxton.

We are also grateful to Children’s Fairyland, Chuck Corica Golf Complex, Clarisonic, Denise Gasti, Faction Brewing, Island Acupuncture, Ginny Krutilek, Jessie’s Grove Cellars, Kathy Moehring, Kelly Lux and KlinkerBrick Winery. Lindsay Wildlife Experience and Mike Winkenbach made contributions as did the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Zoo, Pinot’s Palette, Rhythmix Cultural Works, St. George Spirits and Semifreddis. We couldn’t have done without Speisekammer, Starbucks, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream, Vicki Sedlack and Supervisor Wilma Chan.

We truly appreciate the support received from these individuals and businesses as well as from those who attended our event. Thank you for helping to keep the Alameda Midway Shelter available to support homeless women and their children. 


Kari Thompson, President, Gala Chairperson

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