SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 3, 2019) – Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 17th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at Beatnik Studios (723 S Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
Presented by Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Mechanics Bank and SMUD along with Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, and Sacramento CityCouncilmember Jay Schenirer, District 5, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding delicious cuisine, wines, brews and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat jazz music by Emma Simpson and more. Interested guests will also have the opportunity to bid on coveted prize packages.
“Let Them Eat Cake” guests will enjoy bountiful appetizers along with beverage tastings by outstanding wineries and breweries. Of course, cake viewing, judging, and sampling is central to this festive event. Guests are invited to submit their own home-made (or store-bought) creations in a spirited and fun cake contest for a chance to win great prizes. Advance entry information is suggested but not required to participate and guests can show up to the event with a cake to be added to the fun competition (note admission cost is waived for those who enter a cake in the competition). Cakes will be judged by local celebrities including ABC10’s Emmy-Award-Winning Entertainment Reporter and event emcee Mark S. Allen in at least four categories: Most Creative, Most Beautiful, Best Tasting (open to amateur bakers) and Best Professional Cake (new category this year).
Each year, the “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event is scheduled on or near Bastille Day (note that it is believed that Marie Antoinette may have coined the memorable “Let them eat cake” phrase shortly before the French Revolution). The fundraising event supports Sacramento Self-Help Housing and their efforts to identify positive solutions and workable alternatives for local community members dealing with homelessness or trying to break free from a cycle of unstable living situations. Additionally, Sacramento Self-Help Housing is partnering with the Department of Human Assistance and the County of Sacramento to relocate homeless encampments off the river, by placing them in housing, together, in our scattered-site emergency shelter program.
Sacramento Self-Help Housing organization is a leader in the “housing first” model of homelessness response by providing shared housing. Sacramento Self-Help Housing also provides housing counseling at Friendship Park and homeless outreach navigation in locations throughout the Sacramento area, and a “renters helpline” which includes the region’s fair housing enforcement program to address illegal fair housing discrimination.
“Let Them Eat Cake” tickets cost $40 per person or two for $75 in advance or $50 per person at the door. Again, no ticket is required for guests who submit an entry into the spirited and fun cake contest. For tickets to the “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event and/or more information about Sacramento Self-Help Housing, please visit www.sacselfhelp.org or call 916-341-0593.