West Trenton, NJ—On Friday, October 17th, PEI Kids hosted its 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser in a private hangar at Landmark Aviation at the Trenton-Mercer Airport. Over 300 people attended to sample the fare from over 30 local wine and food vendors, and enjoy the exotic and luxury car displays provided by Interstate Motorsport and aircraft display arranged by Landmark Aviation.
The event grossed over $35,000 for PEI Kids’ child abuse prevention and intervention services which are provided to Mercer County children and families free of charge.
“This event was a complete success,” says Nicholas Ventura, President of PEI Kids’ Board of Trustees and CEO of event sponsor, Ventura Wealth Management. “As this was our 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser, we certainly raised the bar in terms of fundraising and community support.”
“We’ve been the exclusive provider of wine samplings for PEI Kids’ Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser for years,” says Manager of Shoprite Liquors of Pennington Joe Grinbaum. “PEI Kids is a wonderful organization, and the services they provide to families and children in our community are essential. We are always happy to support them in this fundraising effort.”
Sponsors of the event included Bloomberg, Ventura Wealth Management, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Bartlett Family Foundation, The Tuchman Foundation, Chris & Denise Pratico, EisnerAmper LLP, Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly, Fennelly Associates, Inc., Hopewell Township PBA Local 342, Morgan Stanley, Nottingham Insurance, Taco Bell, The Harmony Schools, and The Provident Bank.
To learn how you can join the event committee or participate in PEI Kids’ Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser next year, please contact Development and Public Relations Coordinator Jesse Elliot at 609-695-3739, ex. 16 or at [email protected].
About PEI Kids
For the past 29 years, PEI Kids’ mission has been dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children. PEI Kids’ aspiration for the children of Mercer County, NJ, is “Safe Kids, Sound Futures.” Currently serving approximately 16,000 children and their families each year, the nonprofit organization began in 1985 when, while working at a rape crisis center, its founders discovered there were no local services tailored for children who had been sexually abused. Since then, its services have expanded to include Prevention/Education and Intervention programs relating to personal safety; physical and sexual abuse; understanding physical and educational differences; school safety and bullying; anger management; gang prevention; and the overall well-being of the child and family. PEI Kids is also the lead agency of the Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse, and provides transportation and over 1,600 supervised visits each year to foster care children and their biological families. To learn more about PEI Kids’ programs and services, and how you can support their efforts, please call 609-695-3739 or visit www.peikids.org. All calls regarding possible abuse are confidential.