An Evening to Celebrate the Power of Technology and Human Relationships

In November the HandUp community came together for one night to celebrate the power of human relationships and the people who inspire us in our fight against urban poverty. To our investors, nonprofit partners, members, donors, and all around supporters - thank you for joining us and being a part of our community.

See photos below that captured the events of the night from inspiring performances from HandUp members to special words from Project Homeless Connect’s Kara Zordel, Investor Jason Calacanis, and San Francisco’s Director of Housing, Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement Bevan Dufty.

Sammie Rayner of HandUp and InvestorJason Calacanis with HandUp members Sandra and Robert, who found stable housing while fundraising for basic needs.

Sammie Rayner of HandUp and InvestorJason Calacanis with HandUp members Sandra and Robert, who found stable housing while fundraising for basic needs.

Jeff, an incredibly talented flute player, who raised $3,500 on HandUp for dental work to be able to continue playing music.

Jeff, an incredibly talented flute player, who raised $3,500 on HandUp for dental work to be able to continue playing music.

Rodney Bell, a world-renowned wheelchair dancer, performed a piece called ‘Sacred’ about the journey of moving forward. Rodney also raised funds on HandUp for a laptop to find work after experiencing homelessness.

Rodney Bell, a world-renowned wheelchair dancer, performed a piece called ‘Sacred’ about the journey of moving forward. Rodney also raised funds on HandUp for a laptop to find work after experiencing homelessness.

Guests experienced some of our members’ stories through beautiful photographs thanks to Ken Fisher of Truth Be Told and RishiO of Rishio Media.

Guests experienced some of our members’ stories through beautiful photographs thanks to Ken Fisher of Truth Be Told and RishiO of Rishio Media.

See all the photos from the event here. A special thanks to our event and in-kind sponsors SOMArts Cultural Center, Eventbrite, and Anchor Steam Brewing Company.