On Wednesday, November 8 at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, The Chase Home will host its 9th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Raising more than $400,000 for at-risk kids since its inception, the annual fundraiser is responsible for approximately half of the gap in The Chase Home’s annual budget.
“This is our signature community outreach event with measurable impact on our kids,” said Brian Gibb, president of The Chase Home’s Board of Directors. “It also enables us to meet and thank many of our supporters in-person, which I think is critically important.”
In addition to local chocolates by well-known chocolatiers, including La Cascade du Chocolate, the event includes hors d’oeuvres, premier wine, live and silent auction, Blackjack, fund-a-need, and more.
According to Meme Wheeler, executive director at The Chase Home, the youth served by the agency rely on community support to thrive. “Food insecurity, disordered eating, struggles with mental health, and complex trauma—these are just some of the issues we see our kids struggle with every day,” she said. “Our annual fundraiser helps us meet these needs with 24/7 care.”
Taking place on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., The Chase Home’s 9th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting is sponsored in part by LeMay Family Goodworks, Lakes Region Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Centers, Kennebunk Savings, Service CU, and JGroup Hospitality.
“We cannot thank these and all our sponsors enough for their transformational contributions,” added Gibb, who said the event will enable attendees to hear directly from staff and youth served by The Chase Home. “You will be able to hear impact stories from the residents living at The Chase Home and also from our staff who work tirelessly towards helping these young people heal from trauma with the goal of achieving safety, overall wellbeing, and permanency,” he said.
VIP and regular admission tickets are $150 and $100, respectively, with sponsorship opportunities beginning at $250. Click here to purchase your tickets sercurely.