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Community Missions, YWCA host art auction

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, May 9th 2013 03:50 pm

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier and the YWCA of Niagara are joining forces to host an upcoming art auction on Friday, June 7, at the Sheraton at the Falls in Niagara Falls. The event will raise money and awareness for the marginalized populations both agencies serve in Niagara County.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a preview of the artwork, hors d'oeuvres, a chocolate fountain, a cash bar, a basket auction, a 50/50 raffle, a live auction, door prizes, and a wine tasting from Long Cliff Winery.

Following the preview hour, Marlin Fine Auctions will auction off more than 100 pieces of art in all media and price ranges. Artists represented in previous years included Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Rockwell, Tarkay and Warhol.

Proceeds from the event will benefit both agencies and their many programs.

Donations and sponsorship opportunities are currently available (and greatly appreciated). Any contribution made will be recognized through social media promotion from both organizations, in the event program, and can be considered tax deductible. For more information on how to purchase tickets or become a supporter of this event, contact Andrea Gray at 716-285-3403, ext. 2225, or [email protected]. Also, stay connected via Facebook and Twitter for event updates and news.

Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support, and residential services for youth and adults. In 2012, the missions' crisis services programs served more than 70,000 meals, provided crisis housing to more than 600 individuals, and provided more than 900 nights of care to neglected or abused children and homeless adults.

The YWCA of Niagara provides support services to women and their families through programs including alternatives to domestic violence, DV counseling, education and prevention, and rape crisis services. In 2012, these programs helped 1,500 women and their families.

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