Worth Avenue Stores Open Doors to Support Food For The Poor

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Unveiling of Fr. Martin's plaque.
(L to R) Arlette Gordon, Daniella Ortiz and Elizabeth Bowden. On Jan. 13, Food For The Poor’s Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala committee will host a pre-event party at Daniella Ortiz, a Worth Avenue store.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2014) – Members of Food For The Poor’s Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala committee will host pre-event parties at two Worth Avenue stores. A percentage of the proceeds from sales at both events will be donated to the gala’s house-building initiative in Jamaica.

Committee member Moneca Kaufmann will host a kickoff reception on Dec. 4 at Kaufmann de Suisse Jewelry Designers, 210 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Sip champagne and nibble on hors d’oeuvres while shopping for a dazzling piece of jewelry for your loved one. Valet parking will be provided.

Daniella and Alfredo Ortiz also will host a pre-event party to support the house-building initiative on Jan. 13, at Daniella Ortiz, 256 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, FL 33480. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A percentage of the proceeds from sales that evening will be donated to Food For The Poor.

A bag designed by Daniella Ortiz will be donated for the gala’s silent auction. Specializing in fine leather and exotic-skinned handbags and one-of-a-kind fashion jewelry pieces, Daniella Ortiz has made a splash on the fashion scene, with boutiques on Worth Avenue and at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Food For The Poor’s 12th annual Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala is chaired by distinguished Palm Beach philanthropists Melania and Donald J. Trump (National Honorary Chairs), Patrick Park (Honorary Chair), Arlette Gordon and Elizabeth Bowden (Gala Co-Chairs), Hermé de Wyman Miro (International Chair), Mary Frances Turner (Ladies' Committee Chair) and Russell Sherrill (Gentlemen's Committee Chair).

The Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala will open with a superb wine-tasting reception provided by Antinori Winery, Dreyfus Ashby & Co. and Trump Winery. One of Charlie’s most beloved angels, actress Cheryl Ladd will speak at the gala. The evening will culminate with a five-course gourmet dinner and wine pairing. Exotic escapes, jewelry, fine wines and golf packages are among the varied prizes in the silent and live auctions.

The Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures 2015 committee members include Irma Anapol, Michael Cinque, Michael Dixon, Jean Dolan, Barbara Gilbert, Emilio Guerra, Lorrain and Malcolm Hall, Helene Karp, Moneca Kaufmann, Debbie LaSorte, Toni Arpaia May, Faith Morford, Michael Nadeau, Sally O’Connor, Daniella and Alfredo Ortiz, Patsy and Leslie Spero, Carol Weltz, Gail Worth and Olimpia Zuccarelli.

To request an invitation to the Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala, or for additional information regarding tickets, sponsorship and benefactor levels, please call 1-888-404-4248 or email carolc@foodforthepoor.org. Proceeds from the 2015 Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala will be used to build homes for destitute families in Jamaica.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054