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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Columbus House joins Tavern New Haven and SHiFT Cycling for New Haven fundraiser

NEW HAVEN - Columbus House, Tavern New Haven and SHiFT Cycling, will hold a "unique, collaborative" fundraising event from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 at Tavern New Haven. 124 Temple St., according to a release.

For the event, SHiFT Cycling will bring bikes to Tavern for a Battle on the Bikes Challenge, the release said. For a $10 donation to Columbus House at the door, participants get one drink pass, one class pass at SHiFT Cycling and a 1-minute bike challenge to win prizes and giveaways, the release said.

This event, aimed at being a night of fun and good will help support Columbus House and participants will join the fight to end homelessness, the release said.

The $10 door donations, 10 percent of net sales and 10 percent of bartender’s tips during the event will be donated to Columbus House, the release said.

The release also noted that Tavern New Haven is the city’s newest craft beer bar and it seeks "to make philanthropy part of their platform in order to give back to their local community."

SHiFT Cycling is an indoor cycling studio with locations in New Haven and Guilford, with classes designed for people of all fitness levels, the release said.

"We are psyched to be bringing our indoor cycling bikes to Tavern New Haven for our Happy Hour FUNdraiser to end homelessness. The timing is perfect. As we head into Thanksgiving and surround ourselves with family, friends and food, it is important to think about those who don’t have a home," said Jenn Kuehn, owner of SHiFT Cycling, in the release. "Columbus House is a respected organization making a huge impact in New Haven and throughout the state and we are proud to do our part to help with such an important cause."

Columbus House is a 501 c 3 non-profit homeless services organization that provides street outreach, shelter, employment services and housing to homeless adults, families with children, Veterans, the elderly and those suffering from mental and physical disabilities. Columbus House relies on contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations in addition to government grants to carry out their work.

For more information about Columbus House, call 203-401-4400 x131 or email info@columbushouse.org.


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