Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People , is the featured speaker at Safe Harbour’s twelfth annual “Night Without A Tux” fundraising gala, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Carlisle Country Club. Invisible People is a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness through innovative storytelling, news, and advocacy.
Mark has developed Invisible People to give a face and voice to homelessness, something he knows all too well since he once lived among them. His work is extremely innovative and his ingenious use of social media for storytelling is a model for both the corporate and not-for-profit worlds.
After an extended period of unemployment and losing his house to foreclosure, Mark grabbed his camera and started to use social media to help tell the stories of people experiencing homelessness. With only a $45 start-up budget and lots of tenacity, Mark has used social media to reach a different stakeholder and change how people perceive a very serious social crisis that’s mostly ignored.
Mark regularly works on cause campaigns with major brands like Hanes, Ford, and Virgin Mobile, and has consulted for the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Utah, the City of San Francisco, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and more. In addition, Mark has served as a guest lecturer at educational institutions across the globe including UCLA, USC, NYU, and Syracuse University. In 2018, The Nonprofit Times included Mark in their 2018 Power & Influence Top 50 nonprofit executives.
To learn more about Invisible People visit the website: https://invisiblepeople.tv/about/
“Night Without A Tux” raises funds to support Safe Harbour’s mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve
independent living by increasing their basic life skills. The event also features dinner, music and dancing with Jazz Me, and a Silent Auction. Tickets are $75 per person for the event and may be purchased three ways:
Safe Harbour provides a continuum of housing services for homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County. Safe Harbour’s services include operating a short-term temporary shelter program for families and single females who are in desperate need of a secure place to live and an environment to begin getting their lives under control; a long-term temporary shelter program that helps individuals and families in need of longer-term assistance to continue acquiring the skills necessary for independent living and a productive life style; and single-room-occupancy (SRO) permanent housing facilities that offer housing opportunities to single individuals who are ready for independent living, but need additional “life support.”