Sipping, Shopping and Doing a Good Deed in Style

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) Who doesn’t like sipping Champagne and shopping?

Even better, supporters of Food For The Poor will have the chance to do both at a women’s luxury fashion boutique in Palm Beach while showing support for a good cause.

Food For The Poor and Kyle by Alene Too are hosting a “sip and shop” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the boutique, 233 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach.

In addition to enjoying wine and bubbly while they shop, guests will nibble on light hors d’oeuvres from the Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe in City Place and indulge in desserts from C’est Si Bon Gourmet Market in Palm Beach.

The evening will include a raffle and a percentage of proceeds from sales at the shop will benefit Food For The Poor’s home-building program in Haiti and Jamaica.

The Palm Beach boutique is the fourth store in the Alene Too family, which includes two successful shops in Boca Raton and the famed Kyle by Alene Too in Beverly Hills, Calif., which was featured on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. On May 1, the fifth location will open in Southampton, N.Y.

“On behalf of the people in the Caribbean and Latin and America who will benefit from the generosity of strangers, we thank Kyle by Alene Too for opening its doors to us,” said Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma.

The event will build excitement for Food For The Poor’s first-ever There’s No Place Like Home, Making Dreams Come True dinner. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach.

The evening will feature cocktails, fine dining, entertainment and a silent auction.

Honorary committee members are Amy Royster Bridger, Malcolm and Lorrain Hall, Kimberly McGuire, Faith Morford, Robert and Janet Michel Nakushian, Sally O’Connor, Russell Sherrill, and Mary Frances Turner.

Longtime radio personality Candy O’Terry, better known as “Boston’s Beloved Radio Voice,” will perform songs from her CD Dream Come True featuring tracks recorded with the Boston Pops, Grammy nominee Jim Brickman and the legendary Livingston Taylor. O’Terry was honored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association as the 2015 Broadcaster of the Year.

John Trani, a resident of Farmington, Conn., and Sunny Isles Beach in Miami-Dade County, will be recognized at the dinner as Food For The Poor’s 2016 Lifetime of Giving Honoree.

Trani’s generosity has helped Food For The Poor with many projects over the years, from building houses in Haiti and Jamaica to educating bean farmers in Nicaragua on how to grow better crops and earn a living from the fruits of their labor while building a self-sustainable way of life.

For additional information regarding the There’s No Place Like Home, Making Dreams Come True dinner, including tickets available at $500 per person, please call 888-404-4248 or visit

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations 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

Michael Turnbell

Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054