Jul 292016

See the flyer below for all the details. We’re hosting a Girls’ Night Our on Monday, August 8, from 5 to 8 PM. Join us at the Rock in Beloit for a fun time benefiting Project 16:49. Admission is free, and we’ll have some fantastic raffles too!

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Jan 142016

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A community-wide, no-holds barred evening of live lip-sync performances and fun to benefit Project 16:49 and Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth. The event includes:

  • hors d’oeuvres & dessert buffet
  • cash bar
  • silent auction
  • raffles
  • music trivia
  • a “dress as your favorite singer/band” contest

WHEN: February 27, 2016, from 7 PM to 10:30 PM.

WHERE: The Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Drive, Janesville, WI 53545

WATCH: Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

PERFORM: To register as a performer or a performing team, join our fundraising efforts on Crowdrise. Then fill out the registration form and email it to ed@project1619.org. (Or print and mail it to Project 16:49, 740 N. Randall Ave, Janesville, WI 53545.) All performers should be sure to read the full rules and guidelines for the event.

QUESTIONS? Contact our Executive Director Tammy DeGarmo at ed@project1649.org or (608) 314-5501.

Oct 272015


The first community Sleep Out to End Homelessness is right around the corner, but there still is time to register. The Sleep Out will be held at the Rock County Fairgrounds beginning Friday, November 6th at 6 PM and wrapping up Saturday, November 7th at 7 AM. Registration is $15 and can be done online at www.rock-hitf.org or by calling Jessica at (608) 754-5333. You can also find out more on Facebook.

Registration includes dinner and breakfast. 100% of proceeds will benefit programs at ECHO, Edgerton Community Outreach, G.I.F.T.S., House of Mercy and Project 16:49. The five organizations are members of the Rock County Homeless Intervention Task Force.

The event is being held during National Homelessness Awareness Month, and is designed to raise both awareness of homelessness in Rock County and funds to support local services that assist homeless individuals and families as they work toward increased self-sufficiency. Though choosing to spend a single night outside cannot begin to replicate what it is really like to be homeless, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss homelessness in our community.

“We hope that people of all ages and backgrounds will choose to Sleep Out in honor and support of the hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds in our community who face the challenges of homelessness,” says Tammy DeGarmo, executive director of Project 16:49, a local non-profit serving unaccompanied homeless youth.

Monetary donations to help end homelessness can be sent to:  Sleep Out – HITF, Attention:  Jessica, 65 South High Street, Janesville, WI  53548.

2015 Sleep Out sponsors are:  AnchorBank, Angi Energy Systems, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Jax Custom Graphics, Mercy Health System, and St. John Vianney Church.

Aug 312015

In addition to the upcoming sand volleyball tournament at the Rock on September 12, local friends have set up two more fundraisers to help out Project 16:49.

Sunday, September 6: The Second Annual Helping the Homeless of Janesville fundraiser

From 12 to 7 PM at 604 N. Adams, Janesville, WI

Last year, Tom Hathaway (a Janesville mail carrier) converted his Labor Day weekend block party into an open-to-the-community event (still held in his back yard!) to benefit homeless-serving agencies, including Project 16:49. We received a financial donation from the proceeds of the event, plus he publicizes agency wish lists for people to bring items or drop them off in advance. Director Tammy DeGarmo’s Accord was jam-packed with school, hygiene, and cleaning supplies.

This year’s event will benefit RVCP Homeless Veterans as well as ECHO, Project 16:49, GIFTS Men’s Shelter, HealthNet of Rock County and House of Mercy. The event features guest speakers, music, a silent auction, and food vendors, with beer and wine available.

Friday, October 2: Trivia Night Benefit for Project 16:49

Doors open at 5:15 PM at the Bethel Baptist Church, Janesville, WI

Teams of up to 10 people can enter this trivia competition, and all attendees can join the silent auction as well. This should be a lot of fun, and it all goes to a great cause too!

Mar 132015

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Please join us for a free indoor carnival that is fun for your kiddos and supports our community’s unaccompanied homeless youth.

Janesville’s annual Community Family Fun Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, from 3–7 PM. Just like last year, it’s being held at the Pontiac Convention Center, at 2809 Pontiac Drive, Janesville, WI. There will be information about health and safety and education, as well as games, food, and prizes.

The Community Family Fun Fair is open to the public and features free family fun for kids of all ages. There will also be a silent auction to benefit Project 16:49. Special thanks to the Rock-Green Realtors Association for hosting the event!

For information on having a booth/game at the event or donating to the silent auction, please contact Vicky at Rock Green Realtors Association:  (608) 754-4854 or Vicky@RockGreenRealtors.org.

Spread the word, and join the fun! We hope to see you there.

Jan 172015

We are looking to expand our pool of female overnight volunteers for Robin House, our home for unaccompanied teenage girls. Volunteers provide an overnight adult presence in the house to ensure the safety of our residents and are allowed to sleep at night. A private room, with bed and bedding, is available for our volunteers.

For more information, please view the volunteer position description. If you’re interested in joining us, please complete a Volunteer Application and return it to Tammy DeGarmo at ed@project1649.org. Please tell anyone you know who you think might be a good fit. Thanks!

Nov 082014

Take a break from your holiday shopping on Black Friday to visit New Best Body at 819 E. High Street in Milton, Wisconsin. They are offering all sorts of great services for cheap and running a silent auction as well, with all proceeds from the auction going to Project 16:49. We hope to see you there!


Sep 242014

Applebees Beloit


What: Flapjack Fundraiser benefitting Project 16:49’s work in serving our community’s unaccompanied homeless youth

Date: Saturday, October 11

Time: 8 to 10 AM

Location: Applebee’s, 2680 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI

Cost: Only $5 / ticket, all ages — includes pancakes, bacon and beverage (coffee, orange juice, soda or tea)

Tickets available at the door, or purchase in advance by calling  (608) 314-5501. We hope to see you there!