On Sunday, October 2, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW) hosted Cooking for a Cause, where chefs from local restaurants competed for the title of “Top Chef”. The over 150 event attendees voted through tips to select their favorite team, with all proceeds supporting the programs and services of CSSW.
Chefs from Frita Batidos, Gratzi, Real Seafood Company, Moveable Feast, Silvio’s, Tavolina Catering & Events, Travis Pointe Country Club, and Zingerman’s Roadhouse impressed the crowd with delectable small plates prepared on site. The grand prize went to Travis Pointe Country Club for their Oysters Rockefeller and Shrimp Shooters, with Moveable Feast’s Himalayan Hibachi Grill coming in as Runner Up. Guests also enjoyed a beer tasting provided by Wolverine State Brewing Company, a raffle, live auction and live music. The big winner of the evening was Paul Leighton, who walked away with a one-week Mexican Getaway, including $500 toward airfare from Conlin Travel.
CSSW would like to extend its gratitude to event chairs Al Mumby and Margot Devine-Mumby, as well as all of the sponsors, volunteers and guests that made this event possible. Your support raised $63,000 to improve the lives of the most vulnerable citizens in Washtenaw County.
Sow the seeds of community with us on Saturday, June 18th, when we gather together for CSSW’s Dirt Day! Almost 2,000 people come through our doors each month, many of them facing difficult or heart-breaking obstacles. You can make their time here a little more beautiful and welcoming!
From 8:30 am-12:00 pm, teams of volunteers will be working on the front grounds at our Packard Office to plant flowers, pull weeds, clean windows, and create a landscape that reminds our hurting neighbors that we welcome them with open arms. If you are unable to join us but want to be part of this work, you can financially sponsor or donate any of the much needed items below:
- Exterior trash can
- Dewitt brand woven landscaping fabric
- Anchor staples
- Windex Outdoor Glass cleaner – to be attached by hose
- 2 mops
- Plants & ground cover for the front area
- Ortho Weed-B-Gon weed killer for lawns – 1 gallon
- Rocks or special stones for the fairy garden
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us! Contact Jodi at email@example.com or 734.971.9781 ext. 323 to sign up!
Visit The Oaks Adult Day Program on Wednesday, July 20 from 1 – 3 pm to enjoy art displays, entertainment and refreshments. We hope to see you there!