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Annual Hunger & Homelessness Auction

Annual Hunger & Homelessness Auction Welcomes Yale Staff

Live music and free food, wine and beer are just some of the offerings to Yale staff and faculty at the 14th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction held on Thursday, November 16, on the Medical Campus, Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street. This year items being auctioned include travel lodging in Jamaica, London and Florida; cases of fine wine; a private tour of the Yale Center for British Art as well as a one-year membership; a tour of the State Capitol with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal; and a New York Philharmonic package complete with hotel and backstage passes.

A silent auction will begin in the library anteroom at the Medical School on Monday, November 13, and continue through November 16, when it will move to Harkness Ballroom for the live auction. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served starting at 5 p.m. in Marigolds, and the auction will start at 6.

Organizers this year are making a special effort to include staff in the auction, since they have not attended the event in large numbers in the past. The organizers want staff to know that they are both invited and welcomed.  All Yale staff are encouraged to drop by the festivities after work to share the free food and drinks, hear the live music, and bid on any of hundreds of items being auctioned, from gift certificates to popular local stores to full vacation packages.

Organizers are also hoping for donations of auction items from faculty and staff. All proceeds will benefit New Haven charities. For more information or to donate, please visit The students organizing faculty and staff donations are
Rachel Rosenstein ( and Jenny Lee (

Past beneficiaries have included the Community Health Care Van, Youth Continuum, HAVEN Free Clinic, Liberty Community Services, Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Christian Community Action and Leadership Development Project (a division of Columbus House).