July 10, 2009

Where God Left His Shoes (Giveaway!)

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A few years ago, I volunteered at a homeless shelter and spent the night there, sleeping on mats, just like everyone else. I was struck by how normal some of the people were. One lady, wearing a suit, could have worked in my office. Sure there were a few crazies, but for the most part, these were normal people in unfortunate circumstances. The line between me and them vanished as I realized that maybe the only difference between us was that I had family in the area that could help me if I was in a bad way.

This coming Thursday, the 16th at 6pm at the Memorial Coliseum, there is a private viewing of Where God Left His Shoes, a film about a family who experiences homelessness, starring John Leguizamo. The viewing and discussion benefits the Bridges to Housing organization and the NAHRO Regional Scholarship Fund.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for this viewing - a $30 value. Leave a comment and I'll draw a name on Tuesday night. If you wish to purchase tickets, please go to the Neighborhood Partnership Fund.


Dana said...

I don't live anywhere in the Portland area, so please don't enter me into the contest. I just wanted to add that I've seen this movie, and it is absolutely wonderful, real and touching - anybody who has the chance to see it, should. This is the type of independent movie that should get noticed, not the overhyped ones that usually do.

Daniel said...

Hi Lizzy,

I'd enjoy seeing this movie. Please enter me in the drawing!



Sara said...

Count me in. I would love to win. This looks like such an interesting film. I, too, have often thought about the fact that I am so blessed to have family nearby should I fall on hard times.

Monika said...

this would be an amazing film to see.