The second annual Charity Ball for a Cause raised $12,000 for Saline Area Social Service.
The event was held March 9 at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge in Saline. More than 100 people attended.
The check for $12,000 is important to Saline Area Social Service, which provides a food pantry and other assistance for individuals and families with low incomes who reside in the school district.
“With this $12,000 donation, Saline Area Social Service will be able to provide 240 Trips to the Pantry, which will go towards supplying enough food for 1,600 meals to the seniors, children and working poor that they expect to serve this year,” said Anne Cummings, Director of Saline Area Social Service.
In addition to providing fresh fruit and pantry items to its clients, Saline Area Social Service also provides
- paper products, diapers, dish and laundry detergent and personal care products
- delivered groceries to Mill Pond Manor seniors who can’t make the trip to the pantry due to physical limitations.
- scholarships to school-age children to cover the cost of sports, music and enrichment programs.
- backpacks loaded with healthy snacks and shelf-stable milk for underprivileged students at Saline schools.
Maureen Goeman, Karin Hoskins and Allison Polidano presented the check on behalf of Charity Ball for a Cause. They’re already working on next year’s event, tentatively scheduled for April 18 at LaFontaine. The theme for the event is Speak Easy Casino. Dress is semiformal. Ticket prices have been reduced to $75.