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Deck the Dolls Raises Over Half Million Dollars

Deck the Dolls raises over Half Million Dollars to Support T2B’s Community Kitchen

On Friday November 1st, DECK THE DOLLS ‘tis the season to be seen, hosted by Stephanie and Barry Zekelman raised over half a million dollars to support Transition to Betterness and the Dr. Lisa Ventrella-Lucente Greenhouse project, specially the Community Kitchen. It was a spectacular evening with exceptionally generous donors at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy.

T2B says it is proud to say that the Greenhouse part of this special project is fully funded by their friends at Mucci Farms and Thermo Energy. This greenhouse and community kitchen project will be the only of its kind in Canada located at the Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare -Malden Campus, where they already run so many of their programs. They will be able to run even more programs and great initiatives through this facility; everything from therapeutic gardening classes for mental health & rehab patients, customize workshops and tours for schools, horticultural classes, seasonal farmers market, venue rental and so much more. Organizers also wish to thank their partners at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Organizers go on to thank their generous partners Saks Fifth Avenue -Troy, for hosting this spectacular event. The evening began with a strolling dinner, drinks and live entertainment by Ben Sharkey. Guests enjoyed a butt sketcher, fashion sketcher, live custom fashion artist Eric Lowry, Veuve Clicquot & Belvedere lounge, Cappuccino Man with Wolfhead coffee liqueur, Rollow rolled ice cream bar, Live DJ, an enormous dessert bar by Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe, themed cookies by Cookies by Kathy, The Best of Saks Fashion Show and so much more! Organizers thank Saks Fifth Avenue and Eddie V’s for donating the beautiful raffle prizes. The evening concluded with a stylish After Party at Eddie V’s.

T2B thanks their emcee and official T2B spokesperson, Dave Hunter from Dave and Chuck the Freak show on 101.1 WRIF who started the evening with laughs. T2B is grateful that Dave is always here to support all of T2B initiatives.

Stephanie and Barry Zekelman took centre stage and announced an incredible donation of $100,000 and the outstanding community followed suit. These two exemplify philanthropy of the highest level possible and always #GiveWhereTheyLive.

Guests with remarkable generosity included:

  • The Stephanie and Barry Zekelman Foundation
  • Lisa and Brian Schwab Foundation
  • Saturn Tool & Die Inc.
  • FA Investments – Abiad Family
  • Margret & John Savage
  • Kelly & Steven Savage
  • Moir Crane/ Moir Ferriss Machinery
  • and so many more philanthropic guests!

T2B was overwhelmed that in one night with the help of so many they were able to achieve their goal.

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