“Most people like the mission of Sisters Place once they know what the mission is,” said Executive Board member Wilma McNeese. “This event is a two for one because people get to support something that’s worthwhile. The money raised will help a great deal with the organization, which survives off of donations.”
Sisters Place’s enormous mission is what brought out more than 500 people in 2012 to the annual Crushed Grapes fundraiser where participants get to sample great wine and delectable appetizers while raising money for the organization’s mission.
“It’s a great cause raising donations for such a great organization,” said Crushed Grapes first timer Eric Hatchett.
Places like All Occasion Catering Inc.; Eadie’s Catering & Market; Pittsburgh Grille; Ricci’s Italian Sausage; and The Wine Stash contributed food and drink for the occasion.
“This was another fabulous event because of the increase in the number of friends and supporters of the mission of Sisters Place,” said Sisters Place Program Coordinator Jeri Edmunds. “These invaluable relationships help Sisters Place to continue our mission of helping homeless, single parents and children work toward independence and self sufficiency. We can’t thank them enough for sharing our faith helping to make a difference in the lives of the families who participate in our housing program.”
“It’s important for everyone to have a good time. Not many people do that anymore and this is about having a good time for a great cause,” said Tim Seabolt, event committee member for The Wine Stash.
Contributor Eugino Carlo Marotta agreed with Seabolt.
“I believe what Sisters Place does is outstanding and commendable because people need food, clothing and a place to live and it takes a quality person to do that. I like to donate to people who really need it and who appreciate it.”
(For more information on Sisters Place, visit http://www.sistersplace.org.)