The 20th Annual Auction & Dinner Event To Raise Funds For The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Utica, NY - The Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Institute announces the 20th Annual Auction & Dinner in support of projects of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. will be held on Friday, November 18th, 2022, at Harts Hill Inn.  The event, which runs from 6-9pm is action-packed with both silent and live auctions.  Over 300 generous people attend this event, it sells out each year, and is perfect for early holiday shopping.

Tickets, which are on sale now, are only $50.00 each and include dinner and a chance at a $1,000 door prize.  There are over 50+ fantastic silent auction items and baskets to bid on that include generous donations from many local businesses.  The live auction will include some unique artwork and some great get-a-ways.

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities give local businesses the opportunity to give support to the work of the Neighborhood Center and details are available on the website. Funds raised from this event support The Neighborhood Centers child and family programs.  Quality, affordable childcare is necessary but is difficult for the middle class to afford, it is impossible for working poor families to afford. Without help from our donors, grants and foundations, the children would be at risk physically, socially, educationally as parents may have to resort to childcare considered illegal by NYS.

"We are so happy to be able to host our 20th Anniversary Auction & Dinner in person again this year! Fundraisers like our annual auction ensure that we can continue to offer vital services to over 40,000 individuals annually" – Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, Neighborhood Center

The mission of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. is to enrich the lives of individuals and families through cooperative opportunities, resources and advocacy which embrace diversity, promote empowerment, and foster responsible citizenship.  Through its sustained pattern of activities that benefit children, families and the community since 1905, The Neighborhood Center, Inc. continues to advance in our enduring mission of truly "human" service.

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