To help support ShelterCare’s “I ShelterCare About Homelessness” campaign, Cabela’s is hosting the “Hunting for Hope, Fishing for Families” benefit dinner and silent auction Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Shadow Hills Country Club at 92512 River Road in Junction City, OR.

Cabela’s guest speakers for the evening are two extreme outdoor enthusiasts – RMEF Team Elk member, endurance athlete, and Under Armour Pro Staffer Cameron Hanes, and also author, and host of Gary Lewis’s Adventures Journal, Gary Lewis. Don’t miss the chance to meet Cam and Gary at this outdoor themed event! Tickets are $37.50 each or $260 for a table of eight and can be purchased by calling Cabela’s at (541) 349-5760. All proceeds from this event will benefit ShelterCare’s programs and provide outdoor experiences and adventures for its clients.

“The Eugene-Springfield community has been very supportive of Cabela’s, and we are focused on giving back to Eugene’s local organizations and non-profits looking for outdoor experiences and support,” said Dan Beraldo, Cabela’s retail marketing manager.

ShelterCare is a local non-profit organization working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The organization serves three groups in need: families in crisis, adults with mental illnesses and adults with acquired brain injuries. The organization’s month-long “I ShelterCare About Homelessness” campaign calls upon businesses and individuals to help sustain ShelterCare’s programs that provide a range of services to families including emergency shelter, transitional housing and case management. The campaign will culminate in the Cabela’s auction.

“We expect to serve 250 families in the coming year,” says Susan Ban, executive director of ShelterCare. “Some of the proceeds from Cabela’s auction will offer direct support to many of those families, helping pay utility bills and rental deposits, car repairs and medical costs that are barriers to their ability to stay in their housing or find new homes.”

The agency’s 12 programs – each a ShelterCare community – help move people toward greater levels of independence. Since it was established in 1970, ShelterCare has been creating a caring community that fosters well-being and success. Supported by private contributions and publicly-supported services, the nonprofit agency has grown from a single homeless shelter to several distinct programs that serve individuals and families in need of support services.

In 2012, Cabela’s awarded ShelterCare a $468 Outdoor Fund Grant to provide families opportunities for an outdoor experience. A crabbing trip to the coast is currently being planned for families of the agency’s Family Housing program. Cabela’s customers support the Outdoor Fund Grant by rounding up their transactions to the nearest dollar; every year, the grant helps support local conservation groups, land and river conservation projects and non-profit organizations across the country.

For more information about the “Hunting for Hope, Fishing for Families” benefit dinner and silent auction and to purchase tickets, please call (541) 349-5760.

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