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October 27, 2019 — 5:30-8:30 p.m.

National Hispanic Cultural Center — Grand Hall

1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Le Chat Lunatique is bringing their unique Burque jazz style to Saffron Strand’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, helping to raise funds for a new approach to reducing homelessness and poverty in Albuquerque.

The band’s music crosses many genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, doo-wop, and more.

They join concerned citizens and community leaders to raise funds for opening the Saffron Strand Training Center in Albuquerque. The Center is going to help the city’s homeless and poorest residents gain skills needed in the local economy so they can get back to work in jobs that build careers.

In addition to delicious wine, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and tapas from Saffron Strand’s “pop-up kitchen,” which was one of the secrets to the non-profit’s decade of success getting the homeless off the streets and back to work in the Bay Area of California.

Tickets ($75 per person) are available by clicking the button below:

Also during the evening, three dynamic community leaders will focus on key issues related to homelessness and poverty in the upcoming electoral ballot initiatives:

  • Debbie O’Malley, Bernalillo County Commissioner
  • Ilse Biel, Activist and Advocate for the Homeless
  • Rev. Amani Malaika, Albuquerque Center of Spiritual Living

The Saffron Strand Training Center in Albuquerque will offer a totally new approach to empower employment of vulnerable Albuquerque residents, providing pre-employment training and career staging with the help of local volunteers in a safe, professional office environment.

Through its Training Center and annual Homeless Workforce Conferences, the 501(c)(3) non-profit has improved the lives of hundreds of homeless people and those at risk by helping them re-enter the workforce for the long term.

Now incorporated in New Mexico, Saffron Strand seeks to reduce homelessness and extreme poverty in Albuquerque. For more information, please contact Saffron Strand, Inc. at info@saffronstrand.org or tel. (510) 691-7026.

For a new approach that can strengthen community for all in Albuquerque…

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