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Sponsorship Opportunities and Tickets Available - 2017 Benefit by the Sea

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available for the 15th Annual Benefit by the Sea gala event on Saturday, May 6th at 6:00 pm at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel.

The event includes a cocktail hour, formal dinner, dancing, live music by the Center Stage band, and an opportunity to make a pledge of support for Cross Roads House. Dress is black tie optional.

Cross Roads House relies on private philanthropy for two thirds of our operating budget. The Benefit by the Sea gala is a vital part of securing the necessary funds to continue providing shelter and life changing services for the homeless in our community.

Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Click here to confirm your sponsorship.

Click here to inquire about tickets.

Contact Jessica Parker at 603-436-2218 ext. 112 or j.parker@crossroadshouse.org for more information.

14th Annual Benefit by the Sea sets Fundraising Record!

Benefit by the Sea 2016

On May 7, 2016 Cross Roads House held its 14th annual "Benefit by the Sea" Gala and the event set a new fundraising record for the agency, with a net proceeds of over $320,000! Three quarters of the funding for Cross Roads House comes from private donations.

Earlier this month, local businesses and community members made a huge show of support for Cross Roads House, ensuring the shelter would continue be available 24/7/365 to individuals and families in the Seacoast area who are experiencing homelessness. On May 7, 2016 Cross Roads House held its 14th annual "Benefit by the Sea" Gala and the event set a new fundraising record for the agency, raising nearly a third of the shelter's annual operating budget. Three quarters of the funding for Cross Roads House comes from private donations.

The event also included a tribute to a Cross Roads House board member who passed away in October, 2015. Jim McCarthy had served on the Board of Directors since 2010, as Treasurer for 3 years and a member of the finance committee. In 2007, McCarthy was among the most generous donors supporting the shelter's capital campaign to design and build a new shelter facility. The reception and welcome area in the shelter are named in honor of Jim's company Seascape Capital Management. McCarthy's family was in attendance and a special gift was presented to his wife Monica McCarthy.

For fourteen years, local businesses and community members have stepped up to help their neighbors in need by sponsoring the Cross Roads House gala and providing critical operating revenue. Proceeds for this year's gala came from sponsorships, donations, ticket sales and guests in attendance were given an opportunity to make a pledge during a "fund-a-need" portion of the evening after viewing a video that was produced by Sean Tracey and Associates. Two hundred and ten people attend the formal event and enjoyed a sit down dinner and dancing to the Center Stage Band.

Thank you to all the sponsors and donors who helped us exceed our goal this year! Your generosity makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission to help our residents break the cycle of homelessness and move with dignity and purpose to decent, stable housing.

Save the date for our 15th Annual Benefit by the Sea, Saturday, May 6, 2017!

Click here to view 2016 Benefit by the Sea photos


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