Donations matched by a local entrepreneur for International Women’s Day


People can boost their donations to Hospitality House until Tuesday.

A local female entrepreneur is matching all donations to Hospitality House up to $7,500 through March 8. Every dollar donated immediately becomes two, which goes twice as far to help Nevada County residents in need, a press release said.

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is a global holiday launched in 1909 to celebrate the cultural, political and socio-economic achievements of women. We see it around the world as groups come together to recognize women’s achievements and stand up for equality.

Locally, Lauren Maddux, co-owner of Grass Valley-based insurance company The Event Helper, is offering an opportunity to celebrate by helping those in need by matching donations made to Hospitality House through March 8.

“Hundreds of women, men and children live in precarious housing across Nevada County and are unable to compete with fair market rental rates,” said Nancy Baglietto, executive director of Hospitality House. , in a press release. “In our last fiscal year, we provided assistance to 618 unique individuals, of which 147 reached housing destinations. This means that there are still over 400 residents without a stable home, which signifies the importance of this unique match opportunity made possible by The Event Helper.

Community members who donate now will help twice as many people in need. In fiscal year 2020-21, Hospitality House served 84,664 meals, provided 18,116 overnight stays in emergency shelter and facilitated 720 hour-long mental health counseling sessions. This year, Hospitality House, with the help of its partners, aims to help more people on their journey to stable housing. Participating in the challenge is an opportunity to contribute to this effort.

Hospitality House has several women on its leadership team, including Baglietto, Director of Development Ashley Quadros, Director of Human Resources and Administration Leah Farkas, and Director of Grants Kimberly Grant. In addition, women represent 56% of the staff at the reception centre. The women at the helm, coupled with the organization’s history of helping women, men and children access emergency services on their journey to permanent housing, inspired an annual giving match on IWD by The Event Helper.

To help those in need, donations can be made online at, or by mail to 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Write “IWD” or “Women’s Day” in the check memo. Donations will be doubled until Tuesday.

Source: Reception House

From left, Director of Grants Kimberly Grant, Director of Development Ashley Quadros, Executive Director Nancy Baglietto, and Director of Human Resources and Administration Leah Farkas outside Hospitality House’s administrative offices.
Jessica Solis – Hernandez from Hospitality House

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