The 21st Annual Auction & Dinner Benefits The Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Nov. 10 2023

The 21st Annual Auction & Dinner Benefits The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Utica, NY – The Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Institute announces the 21st Annual Auction & Dinner in support of projects of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. will be Friday, November 17th, 2023, at Harts Hill Inn. The event, which runs from 6-9pm, is action-packed with both silent and live auctions. Over three hundred generous people attend this event, which sells out each year, and is ideal 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 grand prize. There are over 50+ superb silent auction items and baskets to bid on that include generous donations from many local businesses. The live auction will feature some unique items and gifts.

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 Center’s child and family programs. Safe and affordable childcare is necessary but is difficult for families to afford. Without help from our donors, grants and foundations, the children would be at risk physically, socially, and educationally as parents may have to resort to childcare options considered illegal by NYS.

“We are so happy to be able to host our 21st Annual Auction & Dinner again this year! Fundraisers like The Auction ensure that we can continue to offer vital services to over 40,000 individuals annually” said 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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