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Citizens for Adequate Housing celebrates 30th anniversary with gala and auction

Posted by boston.com  November 7, 2013 10:00 AM

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(From Left to Right) Corey Jackson, CAH Executive Director and Randy Price from WCVB Channel 5’s EyeOpener run the live auction


The following was submitted by the Citizens for Adequate Housing:

Citizens for Adequate Housing celebrates its 30th anniversary with the Raising the Roof 2013 gala, the organization’s cornerstone fundraising event of the year. It will take place at Danversport Yacht Club on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 6PM. Tickets cost $100 per person and can be purchased athttp://citizens.eventbrite.com or by calling 978-531-9775.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 

“Raising the Roof symbolizes how far the community has come in furthering the mission of ending family homelessness over the past three decades,” says Corey Jackson, the new executive director of Citizens for Adequate Housing. “We look forward to celebrating our mission while fueling this work with much-needed support from the community.” 

Channel 5’s “Eye Opener” news anchor Randy Price returns for his fifth year as the event’s master of ceremonies alongside Jackson as auctioneer. More than 250 guests are anticipated to attend, and will enjoy passed wine from 6:30 to 7:30PM, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, a cash bar, a moving video presentation, lively music from The Guy Ford Band, and incredible auction items.

Auction items include vacations to many locations throughout the world, amazing dining experiences, exquisite bottles of fine wine, art and jewelry from some of the most well known artists on the North Shore and foursomes to some of the most prestigious golf courses in the area, including Kernwood and Andover Country Club. World Series Champion Red Sox merchandise from Gomes and Ross will be auctioned off, as well as tickets to a 2014 Red Sox v. Yankees game. New England Patriots merchandise includes a signed Bruschi photo with Tom Brady and tickets to a Patriots v. Browns game in excellent seats with VIP parking at Gillette Stadium. “It’s outstanding how much support grows each and every year from our community,” says Allison Genetelli, auction chair and Citizens for Adequate Housing board member. “Everyone is going to leave with some amazing items.”

Leading event sponsors include North Shore Bank, Wells Fargo, Solimine Development Corporation, Converge Diagnostic Services, Sage Bank, Analogic, Eastern Bank and Prova. “North Shore Bank is pleased to be involved in helping those who have become or are at risk of becoming homeless,” says David LaFlamme, the bank’s president and CEO. “We are excited to see the community joining us in this fight to end the cycle of homelessness and hope to see you all at this year’s event.”  

For more information please visit our website at http://cahns.org

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