Approximately 200 attendees expected at fundraising event
Community Missions will hold its 25th annual Sweetheart Dinner, presented by United Healthcare, on Friday, April 1, at Sheraton Niagara Falls. After holding last year’s event virtually, this in-person celebration will benefit the agency’s crisis services, including the Community Soup Kitchen, food pantry, clothes closet and emergency housing shelter, and will feature more than 100 baskets, gift cards, silent auction items, and games.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with basket viewing and cocktail hour. During this time, guests may purchase basket, raffle and 50/50 tickets, bid on silent auction items, visit the cash bar, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. Dinner and a short program will begin at 7 p.m., with the calling of winners to follow.
The event’s chairs, “Team ’82 & Bloom,” including Eric and Tracy Bloom, Elaine Hertel, Cindy Naughton and Bob Bloom, will present the evening. The agency extended a special thank you to the following sponsors: United Healthcare, PCA Technology Group, WatchGuard, Lawley Insurance, BXI Consultants, Catalano Law, Mount St. Mary’s, Ken Young Paving, Parkview Health Services, Delaware North, Nate’s Copiers & Computers, CRB Holdings, Niagara Wheatfield Teachers Association, Niagara County Community College, Lockport Orthodontics, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Barn Dog Craft Distillery, Hard Rock Niagara Falls USA, Bloom’s Relax Landscaping, Paul Game Construction, George S Adamson Esq., BathFitter of Buffalo, Lumalon, Great Lakes Real Estate, Coppins Service Center, Mawhiney Trucking, Elizabeth Zastrow DDS, LC Style, Campione Safety, PAC Imaging, Montie’s Heating & Cooling, and numerous “Friends of the Mission” that have made donations. Further thanks to all those throughout the community that have already provided in-kind and basket donations to support the event. The event would not be possible without the event’s hotel partner and venue, Sheraton Niagara Falls.
About Community Missions
Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support, and residential services for youth and adults. Last year, Community Missions provided more than 110,000 meals and over 13,000 nights of care to neglected or abused children and homeless adults. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, visit www.communitymissions.org.