Tickets sold out so quickly fast for the Cocktails & Comedy event with Jane Condon that many would-be-guests had to go on a wait list.
The event was held at First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich in their beautiful “Fellowship Hall,” a space that was filled to capacity on Saturday, October 1.
During the cocktail hour guests enjoyed a cheese smorgasbord, crudités and hors d’ouevres prepared by Aux Délices and a signature Pomegranate Blood Orange Martini designed especially for The Undies Project at Neighbor to Neighbor by Debra Ponzek of Aux Délices. Cocktails were accompanied by live music played by pianist Douglas Kurz.
The night unfolded with a silent auction with an array of enticing items, which raised over $6,000.
Co-founders Laura Delaflor and Lucy Langley shared the story of how The Undies Project was born in a style in keeping with the comedy theme of the night. “Once upon a time in a land not far away, actually, just down the post road,” said, Delaflor. “A volunteer at Neighbor to Neighbor had an epiphany. While sorting clothes in the dungeon, she wondered how less fortunate people could afford to buy undergarments.”
“Imagine if you had to make the choice between putting a meal on the table for your family or buying new underwear,” Langley asked the audience. “The Goal of The Undies Project is to help families avoid that choice.”
Jane Condon kept the crowd laughing for 45 minutes with her witty take on family, friends and Greenwich, as well as a few suggestive undies jokes!
“I love these two women, Lucy and Laura. What a great cause, ” Condon said.
Cocktails & Comedy was a huge success and raised over $17,000.
“We are amazed at the generosity of people, and how much they support this cause,” Delaflor said.
“Thank you everyone for your kindness,” Langley said.
The money will be used to fulfill the specific needs of the Neighbor to Neighbor families by purchasing new underwear.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a nonprofit organization serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area. We improve lives by providing for the exchange of food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect.
You can find out more about The Undies Project at www.theundiesproject.com.
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Neighbor to Neighbor is located at 248 East Putnam Ave.