NORWALK, Conn., -- A good meal will help pay for programs for an organization devoted to children and families.
The Human Services Council (HSC) is holding its 8th Annual SoNo Stroll Benefit Wednesday evening. Proceeds of this event will fund critical children and family programs enables HSC to continue to help people in the five-town area it serves.
Carlos Reinoso, Director of Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers, one of the council's programs, said the event helps both the council and the restaurants who see patrons come through their doors.
"It’s a win for them and a win for us to raise money for the programs that we have here,” he said.
The event is the single biggest fundraiser for the council Reinoso said.
The SoNo Stroll festivities kicks off at 5:30 pm at Palace Production Center, with a cocktail hour and live and silent auctions including Giants, Jets, Mets and New York Football Club tickets among other items such as vacations, golf outings, handbags and jewelry.
After the cocktail reception, there will be a three-course dinner from a signature menu at one of the many participating SoNo restaurants. This year’s civic-minded establishments include: Bruculino Restaurant, Burger Bar & Bistro, Cask Republic, Harlan Publick, Kazu, Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, Match, O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, Quartina Trattoria, Strada 18, The Spread, and Washington Prime. Tickets are $150 per person.
Proceeds raised from the SoNo Stroll will support the 71-year-old Human Services Council and its five programs. In 2015 the Human Services Council provided direct services to more than 1,500 people, and impacted the lives of over 8,000 individuals in the towns of New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, and Weston. The Human Services Council is home to: Children’s Connection, the Norwalk Mentor Program, the Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers, the Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition, and 40 South Main Street Housing.
To purchase event tickets, please contact Kim Killoy, Director of Development & Communications at 203-849-1111 X3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org .