Less than two weeks away from Chase Home’s biggest annual fundraiser, the 7th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting Hosted by Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, staff expressed gratitude at the outpouring of support.
“It has been amazing to experience the excitement around our event at Jimmy’s,” said Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler. “I think people are as excited about supporting us as they are to see this beautiful new event space.”
Located within the meticulously restored, multi-story 1905 YMCA building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is owned by The Labrie Group.
“We are thrilled they are not only hosting the event, but sponsoring it,” added Wheeler. “Their support along with that of so many others are helping to create an unforgettable event.”
Taking place on Wednesday, November 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., The Chase Home’s 7th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting Hosted by Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club will feature food, cocktails, a short program, and a live and silent auction.
Enna Chocolate and La Cascade Du Chocolat, owned by Enna Grazier and Samantha Brown, respectively, will create and donate unique chocolate for the event, which raises funds for at-risk youth. Banfi Vintners will donate the wine.
In addition to Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, major sponsors include Service Credit Union, Kennebunk Savings, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, WIN Waste Innovations, Exeter Hospital, Kimberly Lindberg Design, Seacoast Children’s Dentistry, and Meredith Village Savings Bank.
Justin Rivlin, Chase Home board member and general manager of River House in Portsmouth, has been responsible for coordinating many of the event details with fellow Chase Home board member Ben Lindberg.
“I’ll do whatever it takes to support our kids and make this place a better community for everyone,” said Rivlin. Lindberg agreed and added, “As a board, we are so thankful for what is shaping up to be an exciting event.”
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves nearly 300 at-risk youth and families annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Since its inception, the annual wine and chocolate fundraiser has raised nearly $200,000.
Individual tickets for the fundraiser, which takes place on Wednesday, November 10, are $75 with sponsorship opportunities beginning at $250. Click here to purchase tickets securely.