Thursday’s “Call for Hope” telethon for the Poverello House eclipsed its goal by raising $157,000.
ABC30 aired the telethon, which was hosted at the Granville Homes conference center at Herndon and Fruit avenues.
The funds will benefit the center’s operations and share the organization’s work in our community.
WOW WOW WOW! @menedspizzeria just donated $10k to the CALL FOR HOPE TELETHON!! We’re that much closer to our goal of $150k… can we get there by the end of this 6pm newscast?! @ABC30 @PoverelloHouse pic.twitter.com/m3RwRuQ6Cq
— Vanessa Vasconcelos (@VanessaABC30) March 31, 2023
Poverello House is a private, nonprofit organization that has been serving the hungry, homeless, and destitute since 1973.
The late “Papa” Mike McGarvin started the nonprofit by handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the hungry in Chinatown.
Learn more about Poverello House at this link.
(Disclosure: Darius Assemi, president and CEO of Granville Homes, is the publisher of GV Wire.)