Corks for Kids Path Raises Funds for Medically Fragile and Grieving Children
April 29, 2016
(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)— A new fundraising record was set at the 2016 Corks for Kids Path event in March. Green Valley Financial led the effort with a presenting sponsorship. This gift—combined with host sponsorships, proceeds from the silent auction, ticket sales and profits from the wine sales generously donated by Zeto Wine & Cheese Shop—raised $139,070 (gross)/$105,347 (net) to support medically fragile and grieving children served by Kids Path.
Partnering with 1618 Downtown, Amicus Photography, Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts, Elm Street Center, Natty Greene’s, O. Henry Magazine, Painted Plate, Yelp and Zeto Wine & Cheese Shop, the event drew more than 600 guests. Visit Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s (HPCG) Facebook page to view photos from this year’s event.
This year’s co-chairs included mother and daughter team, Luck Davidson and Charlotte Davidson Quinn. “It truly was an honor to produce this meaningful project with my daughter,” said Davidson. “We were extremely appreciative of the opportunity to work with such a talented team in support of an amazing cause.”
In addition to the steering committee led by Davidson and Quinn, more than 70 volunteers from HPCG worked to create this year’s event, including a new group of wine experts who shared their expertise to enhance the guest experience.
“Kids Path relies on public support for more than 75 percent of its operating budget,” said Marion Taylor, director of Kids Path. “Our team is especially thankful for the many volunteers and donors who made this possible.”
About Kids Path
Kids Path, a program addressing the unique needs of seriously ill children from birth to age 18, offers assistance to family members and caregivers who are providing care. It is offered by hospices in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Kids Path includes care for children with progressive, potentially life-threatening illnesses from the time of diagnosis through the course of the illness, as well as counseling support to children and youth, who are grieving from a loss or coping with a family illness.
HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas since 1980, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, call 336.621.2500 or visit www.hospicegso.org.