The Catholic Charities Fayetteville Office hosted “A Chocolate Affair… to Remember” fundraiser on Thursday, January 29th. Guests were invited to the beautiful Skyview on Hay to enjoy live music, food, and a live and silent auction. This annual event raises money to support services that help families obtain financial self-sufficiency and maintain proper health and safety. Mrs. Wanda Collazo, Fayetteville Regional Director, described these services as “teaching a person to fish rather than simply giving a person a fish.” This year the event raised $9,100 and Mrs. Collazo is hopeful that “the event will continue to grow and raise more money in the future.”

Various members of the community attended the event in support of the efforts of Catholic Charities. Gary Skinner, Executive Director, and Lisa Perkins, Piedmont Regional Director, attended as representatives of Catholic Charities. Fr. Steve Shott, Pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, and Fr. Jack Kelly, St. Isidro Catholic Church, were among the many from the local Catholic community to attend.. Additionally, local community professionals, members of other community agencies, and 15 members of the Interact Club from Cross Creek Early College also attended. The evening was enjoyed by more than 140 individuals.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Fayetteville office, please visit our Volunteer Page. If you would like to make a donation to the Fayetteville office, please visit our Online Giving Portal.

Pictures from the event can be found on the CityView website.