The Catalog for Giving, a non-profit heavily supported by the New York real estate community, has rescheduled its annual Urban Heroes Awards Benefit.
The annual gala was to have taken place at Chelsea Piers, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy flooding.
The new event will be held at Capitale on November 29 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Instead of a sit-down dinner, the event will be a cocktail party with buffet dinner, silent auction and awards presentation. “We are excited that we are still able to hold the event thanks to the generous and flexible support from the event’s honoree, Michael Lehrman, and our sponsors and guests,ˮ said Florence Wiener, executive director of The Catalog for Giving.
“We feel fortunate that we were able to mobilize our forces and plan a new event.ˮ
Wiener said most of the charity’s program infrastructures was spared the worst of the storm, but many program participants displaced from homes and schools turned to shelters and to the group’s programs for support.
Row New York lost its ramp that allows disabled participants to take part in the adaptive rowing program.
Children of Promise and Girls for Gender Equity are collecting and distributing supplies to their families in need.
Children at one school were forced to relocate for the second time since September due to structural damage.
“The truth is that children in vulnerable communities need programs like ours every day, not only in the wake of disaster,ˮ added Wiener. “Many of the youth we serve already have destabilized lives, and this sort of event adds significantly to their fears and worries. Programs supported by the Catalog are enormously important sources of comfort and support for these kids.
“That is true every single day, but especially after an event like Hurricane Sandy.”
To find out more, log onto www.catalogforgiving.org