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Community Missions celebrates 26th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner'


Thu, Mar 30th 2023 07:00 am

Approximately 200 attendees expected at fundraising event

Community Missions will hold its 26th annual “Sweetheart Dinner,” presented by United Healthcare, on Friday, March 31, at Sheraton Niagara Falls. The event 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, silent auction items, fun 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, Brian and Ingrid Charlton of BXI Consultants, will present the evening.

A special thank you is extended to the following sponsors: United Healthcare, Northwest Bank, Lawley Insurance, BXI Consultants, PCA Technology Group, WatchGuard, John Fiore Foundation, Cascades, Catalano Law, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Univera Healthcare, LaSalle Yacht Club, Fashion Outlets of Niagara, Parkview Health Services, Delaware North, CRB Holdings, Niagara County Community College, Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA, SDN Insurance, PAC Imaging, and numerous “Friends of the Mission” that have made donations.

Further thanks to in-kind donor Wegmans, photography sponsor Images by Shel, and all those throughout the community that have 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.

More 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 over 200,000 meals and 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.

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