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D’Vine Bistro fundraiser helps Hamilton students, families in need

January 10th, 2017 development
D’Vine Bistro fundraiser helps Hamilton students, families in need

A wine social at D’Vine Wine Bar and Bistro attracted more than 250 members of the community in support of the Hamilton Homeless Fund.

The Dec. 10 wine social featured more than 30 wines, live music, a silent auction and raffle.

“We are committed to helping our community and we are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support of our neighbors in need,” said D’Vine owner Robert Coulson, who has agreed to host the event again next year. “We came together and made a difference.”

The event proceeds will support 20 families during a housing-related crisis, offer food assistance to 250 students and their families, expand the district’s holiday programs to assist 25 more students and their families and supplement ongoing needs of students for food, clothing and other school and home-related supplies.

“We are so grateful to D’Vine for their support and to the members of our Chandler community. My hope is that this support continues as a longterm commitment,” said Rajani Rastogi, LMSW, the school’s social worker, “Our mission is to ensure no Hamilton student goes hungry, so that these kids can focus on their education.”

The Hamilton Homeless Fund was created to ensure students are provided with basic needs such as financial aid, food assistance, counseling and referrals to a variety of social services agencies. One in four students at Hamilton is eligible for meal cost assistance and it is estimated that more than 700 students may go hungry some evenings and on weekends. The Hamilton Homeless Fund is dedicated to helping students and their families through financial hardship so students can focus on learning. Call 480-883-5182 for more information about the Fund.

D’Vine is located at 3990 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler.

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