Corks for Kids Path Marks Its 10th Year
November 17, 2016
(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– This coming March, Corks for Kids Path will celebrate a decade of bringing people together to support medically fragile and grieving children. Since its creation, the event has become Greensboro’s premier wine-tasting experience, generating more than $830,000!
Eager to build on that success, volunteers are hard at work planning the 10th annual event. From the beginning, Zeto Wine and Cheese Shop has been its lead partner. “This project holds a special place in our hearts,” said Su Peterson, coowner of Zeto. “Nine years ago, when we first learned how Kids Path benefits children, we knew it was something we wanted Zeto to support.” Peterson’s business partner, Penny Demetriades, agrees.
“Corks for Kids Path is a first-class event,” said Demetriades. “Everyone has such a heart for Kids Path, and it shows in the many volunteers who work tirelessly to create this special event. Zeto is proud to be a partner, curating all the wines and donating all profits from any wine sales to the program.”
Kids Path is known as a model program. However, this vital community resource is vulnerable. More than 75 percent of the program’s operating budget comes from fundraising, which means the program wouldn’t exist without events like Corks for Kids Path.
“In an effort to make our 10th anniversary truly special and to ensure this program continues to meet the unique needs of children, we have set a stretch goal to raise $170,000,” said Paul Russ, vice president of marketing and development.
“This goal is 22 percent more than we have ever raised in a single year, but when we reach that goal, our 10-year total giving will surpass $1,000,000!” The 10th annual Corks for Kids Path will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Empire Room in downtown Greensboro. “I am confident it will continue to raise awareness and funds for Kids Path,” said Russ.
HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas since 1980, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, call 336.621.2500 or visit www.hospicegso.org.