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Community Missions Celebrates 26th Annual Sweetheart Dinner

by Christian Hoffman
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 01:50 pm

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – 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 & 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. Please contact VP – Public Relations & Development Christian Hoffman at 716-285-3403 ext. 2247 with further questions.

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 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.


By The Numbers...

In 2023, Community Missions provided:

12,108 nights of shelter

178,696 meals

2,780 individuals with clothing

3,562 care days in Youth Services

43,388 care days in Recovery Services

72,302 care days in Housing Services

467 reflections & resources for Faith Development


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