Village Project plans nourishing fundraiser

The Merriam-Webster simple definition of nourish reads: 1. To provide (someone or something) with food and other things that are needed to live, be healthy, etc.; 2. To cause (something) to develop or grow stronger.

Nourishing ourselves and our loved ones is a goal that is important to most of us. Nourishing our neighbors experiencing a cancer crisis has been the mission of Village Project for the past five years. During that time over 12,000 meals and sustaining services have been delivered to more than 100 families in the western suburbs, including Bay Village and Westlake.

NOURISH is a special fundraising event being held this month to benefit Village Project so that it will be able to continue to serve local cancer patients and their families. You are invited to join the party to experience an evening of food, fun, entertainment, fellowship and giving. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 p.m. at Hyland Headquarters Building 1 located at 28500 Clemens Road in Westlake.

Upon arrival at NOURISH, you will be issued a passport to take you on an enjoyable and informative journey to explore the many elements of Village Project. Get your passport stamped at each VP destination as you sample their delicious and nutritious food, get a glimpse into their organic garden, learn the many ways they serve clients, prepare for Project Pedal, and meet their dedicated, compassionate volunteers.

Your journey will include a food and drink reception, live music, and the opportunity to participate in a Chinese raffle and to bid on extraordinary live auction items, including Cavs club seats, a concert and dinner at Severance Hall and a “Wine and Dine” cooking class.

Tickets for the adults-only event are $40 per person and must be bought in advance by Feb. 18. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 440-348-9401.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in advance and throughout the event for your chance to win some incredible items, including a cruiser bicycle, craft and gardening baskets, and a “Night on the Town.” Village Project is seeking additional items or gift baskets to be donated for the Chinese raffle. It is a wonderful, tax-deductible opportunity to showcase your business or organization, and most importantly, benefits a great cause.

Nourish your body, mind and spirit this winter with a fun evening out as you help to support and sustain this vital local organization.

Diane Frye

I am a Bay Village resident and a volunteer for Village Project. 

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:49 AM, 02.02.2016