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Community Missions Prepares for 23rd Annual Sweetheart Dinner

by Christian Hoffman
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:00 pm

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Community Missions will hold its 23rd Annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, February 7 at Sheraton Niagara Falls. The annual event benefits the agency’s Crisis Services, including the Community Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet and Emergency Housing Shelter, and will feature more than 120 baskets, gift cards, lottery tickets, silent auction items, and numerous raffles.

The evening begins at 6 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 and music by Jerry LoJacono. Dinner and a short program will begin at 7 p.m., with the calling of winners to follow.

Event chairs Dr. Tara Halliwell-Kemp and Brian Kemp will present the evening. A special thank you is also extended to the following sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Northwest Bank, KeyBank, M&T Bank, ComDoc, Niagara County Community College, UnitedHealthcare, Niagara Apothecary, Cascades, Apex Endodontics, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, LaSalle Yacht Club, Niagara Wheatfield Hockey, Niagara Dental Implant & Oral Surgery, Northtowns Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. James Hoddick, Ronco, and Calamar. Further thanks to all those throughout the community that have already provided donations to support the event.

For those that wish to stay the night, Sheraton Niagara Falls is offering a pair of special room rates for the evening as the event’s Hotel Partner. Please contact Events & Volunteer Manager Susan Falbo at 716-285-3403 ext. 2225 with further questions.


 

By The Numbers...

In 2019, Community Missions provided:

13,142 nights of shelter

112,562 meals

5,085 individuals with clothing

3,487 care days in Youth Services

43,973 care days in Recovery Services

72,450 care days in Housing Services

192 opportunities for Faith Development

 

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