Bread & Roses Presentshttp://www.breadandroses.org
What We Do:
Bread & Roses brings joy, hope and healing through live music to those who are isolated throughout the bay area.
Who We Are:
Bread & Roses Presents brings hope and healing through live music to isolated audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Providing access to the healing power of the arts for members of the public who are ill, institutionalized or impoverished is our special focus. As the 1912 poem (from which our name is derived) says, “Hearts starve as well as bodies, Give us bread but give us roses.” Bread & Roses heals hearts, inspires minds, and uplifts spirits in a way that no other Bay Area agency does. The audiences we serve live in hospitals, convalescent homes, special needs schools, shelters for the abused or homeless and other facilities serving children, teens, adults and elders. We present over 600 shows in 125 facilities in eight Bay Area counties; on average more than one show every day of the year by marshaling the talents of more than 1,000 performers and other volunteers to bring joy to 32,000 individual audience members.