Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path Raises $115,000

March 28, 2014

On March 8 more than 450 people came together to support grieving and medically fragile children by attending the seventh annual Corks for Kids Path, which generated $115,000 (gross) for Kids Path.

This year’s corporate sponsors generated more than $45,000, while individual sponsorships grew 145 percent and raised more than $25,000. In addition, 45 cases of wine were sold raising $3,000. More than 100 volunteers and a planning committee led by Michelle Fish, Mindy Oakley and Lauren Tilley were responsible for making the event a success.

Guests enjoyed a selection of nearly 70 hand-crafted wines chosen by Zeto, locally-brewed beer from Natty Greene’s and other beers coordinated by 1618 Wine Bar, a delicious sampling of hors d’oeuvres from Painted Plate Catering, chocolates from Loco for Coco, creamy gelatos from Gnam Gnam, mini cupcakes from Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts and an elaborate silent auction that generated more than $21,000.

“Building on the wonderful history of Corks for Kids Path is especially significant because Kids Path relies on public support for 85 percent of its operating budget,” said Oakley. “Michelle, Lauren and I are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked on such a meaningful and important event.”

Visit Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s Facebook page to learn more about Corks for Kids Path and to see the many photographs taken at this sold-out event.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas for more than 33 years, is situated on an eight-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, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or hospicegso.org.

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