On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the North Coast Men’s Chorus had the privilege of performing at the 20th Annual “Deck the House” benefit auction. This annual event raises money to support Providence House, a crisis nursery located in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. This year’s event hosted nearly 1,000 Providence House supporters in the spacious City View Lounge of FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns.
NCMC has been the featured entertainment for this event for the past six years, helping Providence House supporters to get into the Christmas spirit and especially the spirit of giving. This year, NCMC performed an hour of music from the past weekend’s sold-out NCMC Unwrapped concerts at PlayhouseSquare’s Hanna Theatre. Attendees were treated to lush gospel, upbeat jazz, classic carols, and even dancing snowmen! Natalie Leek-Nelson, President and CEO of Providence House thanked the Chorus for, “adopting the babies and children of Providence House as their own for so many years.”
Providence House is one of the nation’s longest operating crisis nurseries among the 70+ in operation in the US and Canada today offering emergency shelter and care to children who are actively at risk for abuse and neglect due to family crisis. More than a shelter for at-risk children, the agency offers holistic services for children and their families including education, mentoring, case management and aftercare focused on family preservation.