Updated: Feb 9, 2022
This holiday season, Compass Family Services partnered with Broadway SF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, for the 5-time Tony Award-winning production of A Christmas Carol playing at the Golden Gate Theatre from November 26 to December 26, 2021*.
At each performance of A Christmas Carol, audience members were encouraged to donate generously to Compass Family Services by Scrooge. Compass volunteers and staff collected the donations in top hats at the door. Together, we raised more than $140,000 to support Compass programs, providing temporary shelter, childcare, therapy, employment services, food support, and other essential needs to more than 6,500 homeless and at-risk children and parents each year.
In addition, members of the A Christmas Carol company, BroadwaySF staff, and others further engaged with Compass by reading to the children at Compass Children’s Center, our early education facility for children ages 0-5, and participating in our 24th annual Adopt-a-Family program, fulfilling holiday wishlists for two families in need.
“Charles Dickens’ timeless – and timely – tale of isolation and redemption will lift everyone’s spirits”, stated BroadwaySF Managing Director Rainier Koeners. “And in this season of giving – when even Scrooge, himself, is transformed, we couldn’t think of a better recipient for our audience’s generosity as Compass Family Services has long been the gold-standard for providing families with the services they need to combat homelessness and food insecurity.”
“Many of the homeless and at-risk families we serve were greatly impacted by the pandemic and still struggle with unpaid back-rent, loss of wages and lack of access to food, healthcare and other essential resources. We are so grateful for this incredible partnership with Broadway SF to inspire generosity and help our community’s most vulnerable children and parents on their long road to recovery” stated Erica Kisch, Executive Director of Compass Family Services.
This wonderful partnership between Compass Family Services and Broadway SF will help Compass create lasting positive outcomes for homeless and at-risk families this holiday season and well beyond it. We are so grateful for this amazing support!
A special thanks to Compass staff and volunteers, the A Christmas Carol company and Broadway SF staff, Scott, Aaron, and Kathy for making this possible!
*Unfortunately, the final six performances were cancelled due to COVID cases in cast and crew.