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Join us for the 20th Annual Benefit by the Sea

By Jessica Parker

We are excited to announce that after two years of gathering virtually, Cross Roads House will be hosting our 20th Annual Benefit by the Sea gala event in person on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 6:00 pm, at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle.

Sponsorships and tickets are available now, so don’t miss out on your chance to join us for our most important fundraising event of the year. Donor support helps ensure Cross Roads House can continue to provide shelter, meals, and vital services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. The Benefit by the Sea helps to raise approximately 1/3rd of the more than $1.2 million of our annual operating revenue that comes from private funders.

The deadline to confirm sponsorships is Friday, April 8th. Please refer to the chart below for more information about sponsorship levels and benefits*, and click on the “Join Us” button at the bottom of this message to confirm a sponsorship or purchase tickets. The Benefit by the Sea gala includes a cocktail hour, formal dinner, dancing to live music by Groove Alliance, and an opportunity to make a pledge of support for Cross Roads House. Dress is black tie optional.

For nearly 40 years, Cross Roads House has continued to provide shelter and supportive services to Seacoast Area individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We suspect that the continuing shortage of housing, inflation, and the faltering economy will continue to increase homelessness on the Seacoast.

Now, more than ever, support of our Benefit by the Sea is vital to helping some of the most vulnerable men, women, and children in our community. Cross Roads House relies on private philanthropy for two thirds of our operating budget. The Benefit by the Sea gala is a vital part of securing the necessary funds to continue providing shelter and life changing services for men, women, and children in our community who are experiencing homelessness.

For more information about this event, or about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Parker at or 603-436-2218 ext. 112. To confirm your sponsorship or purchase tickets, click “Join Us” below.


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*PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased costs, our sponsor levels and benefits have changed.

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