The Fox Valley Hands of Hope will host its annual Garden Party fundraising event, featuring silent and live auctions, a bevy of showcase raffles, a fashion show and a full luncheon. It will be held Friday, May 25, at the Q Center in St. Charles.
The Garden Party will be emceed this year by St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina.
"We're delighted and honored to have Mayor Rogina join us this year as our program emcee," said Greg Weider, executive director of Fox Valley Hands of Hope. "Last year's Garden Party treated hundreds of attendees to more than 130 silent auction items, breathtaking showcases for lucky raffle winners, a live auction and more -- and we're planning this year's event to be even more spectacular."
Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides critical support to adults, children and families experiencing grief and loss. In the last year alone, the nonprofit organization served nearly 1,400 men, women and children with volunteer-driven support services and more than a dozen support groups, including school-based programs. All services are provided free.
The Garden Party is its largest annual fundraising event. Tickets to attend the 2018 Garden Party go on sale Wednesday, April 18.
Area businesses and organizations are lining up to sponsor the 2018 Garden Party, and are led by the The Hoffer Foundation, EFS Foundation, Batavia Enterprises Inc. and Miscella Real Estate.
A range of sponsorship packages and benefits are available; contact Mary Green at (630) 232-2233 or at email@example.com for information and options.
Fox Valley Hands of Hope works to enhance the quality of life and to provide hope to those experiencing grief or life-threatening illnesses. The organization's staff and trained volunteers continuously provide unsurpassed support to those needing hope and compassionate care. Originally founded in 1981 as Fox Valley Hospice, Fox Valley Hands of Hope remains dedicated to providing practical, spiritual and emotional support to individuals and families who are dealing with loss of life or a life-threatening illness. FVHH is supported entirely by the community, and all services are available without charge.
For more information, visit www.fvhh.net.