MKCCC’s September 16th fundraiser to honor Eric Hadar, Fran Osborne and ‘Team Amy’, The Amy Marie Crabtree Foundation; will benefit need-based scholarship program.
Mt Kisco, NY – (August 8, 2017) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) will host its 13th Annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening event on Saturday, September 16, 2017 beginning at 5:30pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit MKCCC’s need-based scholarship program. For over 46 years, MKCCC’s Scholarship Initiative, which is a combination of government subsidy, private, family and corporate foundation support, corporate and individual donations, and proceeds from special events, has enabled MKCCC to fulfill its mission of providing children with access to affordable, safe, high-quality early care and education by providing partial tuition assistance to 123 low-income children in 2016, or more than 50% of MKCCC families.
This year, MKCCC is delighted to be honoring long-time supporter and event host, Eric Hadar. Since 2007, Ivanna Farms has been the spectacular setting for MKCCC’s Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening annual fundraiser. Mr. Hadar is extremely supportive of numerous charities, including causes that benefit children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Center is also very happy to honor a dear friend, Fran Osborne, who has served on MKCCC’s Board of Directors since 2008. Ms. Osborne was named Chappaqua Rotary Club Citizen of the Year in 2011 and is past-president (four terms) of the New Castle Historical Society, where she remains actively involved. Last, but most certainly not least, MKCCC is thrilled to honor ‘Team Amy’. Inspired by Amy Crabtree’s life of dignity, courage, compassion, and energy, the Amy Marie Crabtree Foundation was founded to perpetuate the memory of Amy, who died in 2009 after a long and valiant battle with a brain tumor. The Foundation raises money and donates 100% to important causes that Amy supported during her lifetime. Amy, and her husband John, participated in the first Feed Me Fresh event in 2005 and Crabtree’s Kittle House has been involved ever since.
Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening showcases delicious food from local restaurants that subscribe to the same culinary philosophy as MKCCC – serving locally grown organic food and supporting local agriculture. Through our very own Feed Me Fresh seed-to-table nutrition program, MKCCC has created a hands-on curriculum that builds a natural appreciation for fresh, whole food. This year’s featured restaurants include: Ben & Jerry’s, Café of Love, Chappaqua LOCAL, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Exit 4 Food Hall, Katonah Reading Room & Little Joe’s Coffee & Books, Lalibela, La Tulipe Desserts, Lexington Square Café, Little Crepe Street, Little Drunken Chef, Little Kabab Station, Little Mumbai Market, Little Spice Bazaar, Mt. Kisco Seafood, Quaker Hill Tavern, Siegel Bros. Market, Sunset Cove, The Turk, Taylored Menus, and Village Social. Guests will also enjoy live music from renowned local band ‘The Shaves’, open bar and fabulous live and silent auctions as well as a ‘Raise the Paddle’ opportunity.
The event’s Lavender Fields Sponsor for 2017 is Eric Hadar. Additional major sponsors, to date, include Curtis Instruments, Nancy & Ken Stein, Leslie Lampert/Love Hospitality, Polaner Selections, Rebecca & Arthur Samberg, Beverley & Sabin Streeter, Atlantic Westchester, The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., Rebecca & Jeff Cerutti, Sarah Fashena & Tom Coleman, Fran Osborne & Nick Markoff, Keira & Tim Treanor, Jodi & Mitchell Waxman, Leslie Cecil & Creighton Michael, Penney & Gerry Klingman, and Kelly & Mike Slomsky.
Tickets are available for $250 per person. For information about tickets, donations, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.mkccc.org/feed-me-fresh-event or contact Helen Bock in the Development Office at 914.241.2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving families in Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable early care and education to a diverse group of children from three months to eleven years of age. Experienced and professional teachers, an innovative curriculum, unique programs, such as the JEWEL Intergenerational Program and Feed Me Fresh, its garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program, and a state of the art facility contribute to create an incomparable early childhood education experience.
MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For additional information, please visit www.mkccc.org or call (914) 241-2135. Follow MKCCC on www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.