January 9 2019

Wine Tasting and Charity Auction to Benefit Burlington's People Helping People


Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, good food, and an auction with fellow Burlington residents while helping out a good cause.

“People Helping People is very pleased to announce that Bob Murray, owner of the Café Escadrille, will be hosting the 8th Annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction with all proceeds going to support People Helping People,” a release from People Helping People says.

The Wine Tasting & Charity Auction will be held at the Café Escadrille on Sunday, February 24th from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be wine tasting, gourmet appetizers, live auctions and silent auctions. Tickets are $50.

Once again in an effort to make the event more comfortable to those attending this year they will only be selling 150 tickets.

“Anyone who attended any of the previous events will remember that as you entered the Escadrille you were greeted with a ‘Glass of Champagne or Wine,’” the release says. “Then you entered the ballroom and the appetizers were numerous and exquisite!”  

People Helping People says it is also pleased to announce that Frank Vozzella, Branch Manager & AVP of Northern Bank, has once again reached out to People Helping People and for the Sixth year will be the Major Sponsor for the Event. Also the Weiner Family, owners of Dunkin Donuts, have once again made a special purchase for everyone attending the event this year.

The Charity Auction will be performed by Auctioneer Steve DiOrio who, the release states, promises to be entertaining and with lots of great prizes to bid on.

The Auction Items this year promise to be unique with dinners from many of the local restaurants in Burlington and tickets to many of the Boston sporting events.

People Helping People is the umbrella organization for the Burlington Food Pantry, the Holiday Program & Wish Tree and the Covenant for Basic Needs. These three non-profit and volunteer-supported organizations are striving to meet the basic necessities of Burlington residents who have been hit hardest by the economic downturn. People Helping People is in need for a new facility as they have outgrown their current food pantry. They would also like to expand their services with a larger building and proceeds of this event will go towards the goal of a new facility for People Helping People.  

“In 2018 People Helping People once again had a very productive year,” the release states. “All the members of this great organization work hard to provide for those in need throughout the year.”

In 2018 the Food Pantry distributed over 207,000 pounds of food to families in Burlington. This was in increase over previous years. This past December the Wish Tree processed over 2000 gifts for children. PHP also gave the seniors at the food pantry a small gift for the holiday season. In November over 180 families in town were provided the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners.  

“People Helping People is extremely grateful to Bob Murray for his continued generosity to People Helping People,” the release says. “Bob continues to make a very strong impact on People Helping People’s ability to help those in need these past 8 years. Bob is always reaching out to our organization to assist! This event is totally donated by Bob Murray.”

Tickets can be purchased through Janet Sullivan Fitzgerald, 6 Rita Ave., sullivanfh@comcast.net (781) 244-9519, Dan DiTucci Spencer Cleaners 271 Cambridge St., & 240 Middlesex Turnpike or John & Shannon at A Whole Bunch of Flowers 326 Cambridge St., Burlington

“We are hoping that this will continue to be a real community event with many residents and organizations in the town supporting our major fundraiser,” PHP says. “Please consider attending. Remember only 150 tickets will be sold this year!”

For more information about People Helping People www.peoplehelpingpeopleinc.org.


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