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Mayor’s Ball Beneficiaries Announced

Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling announced that the Norwalk Community Health Center and Under One Roof /The Marvin will receive proceeds from the 2018 Mayor’s Ball.

The Norwalk Community Health Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has been delivering quality, innovative care that enriches the lives of our community for more than 17 years, regardless of their ability to pay. As a federally qualified health center, the Community Health facility relies on patient fees, grants and contributions to serve the residents. The Community Health Center has added affordable pediatric and adult dental health to their roster of health services such as: adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, and behavioral health.  In 2018, NCHC will be expanding to a second facility in Norwalk to accommodate the growing number of residents.

Under One Roof/The Marvin, a 501(c)3 nonprofit housing and day care facility, has been providing services to the elderly since 1997. The Marvin has become a national model for successfully providing affordable housing for the elderly in need of supportive services which incorporate and promote a strong intergenerational program. The Marvin also provides senior housing with optional assisted living services along with an accredited school readiness and childcare program. The community activities dispel stereotypes and build relationships, educational experiences for all age groups, exercise programs, gardening, holiday activities and more. In 2009, the Marvin was awarded the MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The Marvin Children’s center is owned and sponsored by Under One Roof, Inc. and is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

The Mayor’s Ball, established as a non-profit charitable institution is held each January to benefit local charities. The 2018 Mayor’s Ball will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 6:30 pm, at the Waters Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. The well attended event has traditionally been held in larger venues like the Italian Center that is currently under renovations. Due to the smaller seating capacity, guests are encouraged to send in reservations early.

Reservations with payment will be accepted until January 17, 2018 or until the venue sells out, whichever comes first. Tickets are available at $125.00 per person. Tables of ten can also be reserved.  Please make check(s) payable to the “Norwalk Community Benefit Fund.”  For more information about reservations, please Call Maritza Alvarado at 203-854-7950. To donate a silent auction item, please call Sally Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, at 203-854-7707. Silent auction donations produce the major portion of the Mayor’s Ball proceeds. Tax-deductible contributions to the Mayor’s Ball can be made at any time. 

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