Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 28, 2009
Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC), and host sponsor EXIT REALTY “The Waterfront Group,” honor NBC 10 Anchor/ Consumer Reporter Tracy Davidson at the “6th Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception.” The event will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at City Hall, Broad and Market streets, Philadelphia, PA. The Exhibition will feature functional pottery, culinary-themed mixed media, and handmade jewelry by artists from Philadelphia Senior Center, the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and the Clay Studio. All work is for sale, with PSC receiving thirty percent of the proceeds. The event will also feature lavish hors’ d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee, wine, beer, live music, and a silent auction.
NBC 10 Anchor/ Consumer Reporter Tracy Davidson will be honored for her work on behalf of older adults in the Philadelphia region. At NBC 10, Davidson has informed consumers, especially seniors, about consumer reports and trends, scams and dangerous products. Most recently, Davidson visited PSC to educate seniors about the transition to digital television. Davidson also volunteered with PSC to successfully raise funds for a new air conditioning system in 2008.
Frederick Hart, from Frederick Hart Entertainment, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Josh Machiz Trio. A silent auction will feature airline tickets from Southwest Airlines, a weekend in Washington D.C. at the Holiday Inn Capital, an overnight at Caesar’s Pocono Resorts, and four club box seats to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Classic Cake Company will provide dessert. Beer will be provided by the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Coffee will be provided by Starbucks. Cheese will be provided by Whole Foods Market.
Proceeds from the “Exhibition” will help keep seniors independent in their homes and communities. Funds will help provide financial management services, housing services, counseling, emergency assistance funds, weekly classes and activities, and daily meal service. PSC serves 5,000+ seniors each year through three branches, home-based services, and in the community. PSC provides 70,000 meals a year, and 80 classes and activities a week.
“Many of our clients need help to find housing, get out of debt, work with creditors, or pay their utility bills. They turn to us for emergency cash assistance, counseling and daily meal service,” said Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Groves, MA, MPH. “For thousands of seniors, these services are not a luxury, but a necessity. The Coffee Cup Exhibition makes these services possible for 5,000 clients and members.”
Tickets to the event are $ 75 per person, and $ 55 for seniors 55 and older. Sponsorships begin at $ 25. To make a reservation or donation, contact Senior Development Officer Kory Michael Aversa at (215) 546-5879, ext. 277.
The “6th Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception” is presented by the Philadelphia Senior Center, with support from exclusive host sponsor EXIT REALTY “The Waterfront Group.” Other corporate sponsors include Cozen O’Connor and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
About Philadelphia Senior Center
For 60 years, PSC has kept tens of thousands of seniors independent in their homes and communities. PSC touches the lives of 5,000+ older adults each year, including those most in need, as well as those looking to learn, grow and make a contribution to their communities. Services focus on adults, age 55 and older, and include special focus on those with high needs, including women, minorities, those who live alone, and elderly with incomes near or below the poverty level. For more information, call (215) 546-5879 or visit http://www.philaseniorcenter.org.
About Exclusive Host Sponsor EXIT REALTY
An active community partner, EXIT REALTY “The Waterfront Group,” is a franchise of EXIT REALTY Corporation International, a company devoted to giving a ‘hand up’ to people wanting more in their lives. EXIT REALTY “The Waterfront Group,” independently owned and operated by Marie Bontigao, is committed to serving the community. In addition to addressing your real estate needs, “The Waterfront Group” provides free real estate seminars and workshops open to the public, including topics such as first time homebuying, investing, financing, credit counseling, networking, and career night. They are conveniently located at 1080 N. Delaware Avenue. For more information, call (215) 425-2200, visit http://www.exitwaterfrontgroup.com.
EXIT REALTY “The Waterfront Group” has been a generous supporter of older adults and Philadelphia Senior Center. EXIT REALTY “The Waterfront Group” is the driving force behind the Fan Fair program at the Tioga Branch. They exclusively sponsor hundreds of fans, and provide volunteers to help seniors during hot weather emergencies.