Chocolate to the Rescue Benefit

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 1525 Boston Post Rd Westbrook CT 06498  See map

Westbrook, Conn. – Columbus House, Inc. is announcing the 11th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue Event to Benefit its’ Middlesex Family Shelter.


When: Sunday, January 27, 2013 (1:00 to 4:00pm)

Where: Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook, CT

Sponsors: Edible Arrangements, Guilford Savings Bank, Shore Publishing, Anne Marnic

Why: According to the “Connecticut Counts 2011 Point-In-Time Homeless Count”:

4,465 people were homelessness in Connecticut

376 Veterans were homeless

482 families were homeless (with at least 1 minor child)

824 children were homeless

The number of homeless families in CT rose 15% between 2010 and 2011. Homeless families with children comprise 1/3 of all people counted.


All proceeds from Chocolate to the Rescue will benefit the Middlesex Family Shelter, a program of ColumbusHouse, located in Middletown, CT.


Columbus House is honored to host the 11th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue! Event to benefit our Middlesex Family Shelter. This signature event, now in its eleventh year, attracts some of the finest chefs in the area. The event is a must for the serious chocolate lover. We have had as many as 300 guests from the Shoreline and beyond attend this major fundraising event for families with children experiencing homelessness.


Guests will enjoy some of the best chocolate creations in the region and will be able to vote for their favorites. While satisfying their chocolate cravings, they will also spend time browsing a fine assortment of great auction items from local merchants. All proceeds will benefit the Middlesex Family Shelter, a service of Columbus House.


You can register for the event on-line at www.columbushouse.org/chocolate in the “News & Events” section for $30. A limited number of tickets may also be purchased at the door for $35.


Restaurants Confirmed to date (with more signing on daily!):

J.A.M.S.S., Old Saybrook

Water’s Edge, Westbrook

A Little Imagination Cakes, Middletown

Tschudin Chocolates, Middletown

Bushmill by the Waterfall, Chester

Truffle Shots, Essex

Sweet Sage Bakery, Middlefield


Since 1982 Columbus House has been working with numerous city, state and federal agencies along with an entire continuum of non-profit service providers to help get people off of the streets, out of abandoned buildings, off of park benches and into the safety of a shelter. We have expanded our services to include comprehensive case management as well as transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless adults; children and their families; women with mental health disorders; adults in early stages of addictions recovery and homeless Veterans.


Columbus House is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that relies on government grants as well as contributions from individuals in the community to carry out our work.


For more information about the event, please call 203-401-4400 x138 or info@columbushouse.org


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