Andrews House to hold annual fundraiser Saturday morning


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



Andrews House will be hosting its annual Christmas Cupboard fundraiser this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at Andrews House, located at 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, and will feature a variety of activities. All proceeds from the event will go to Andrews House and its eight programs, which include free dinners.

First, a giant cookie sale will begin as soon as the event starts at 9 a.m. Attendees can fill a box with a variety of cookies for $12. There will also be other gourmet baked goods and food available for purchase individually.

There will also be a number of raffles at the fundraiser, which has been running for more than two decades.

There will be a raffle for a weekend getaway to Hocking Hills, featuring a luxury cabin for four with a view of rock cliffs, a stained glass Nativity scene hand-crafted by local artist Milt Wyman, and a gift certificate for $500 of pet services at MedVet.

Raffle tickets can be pre-purchased at Andrews House or purchased in person at the event.

Tickets are $2 each, or $5 for 3, $10 for 8, or $20 for 20. The winners will be drawn at 3 p.m. and do not have to be present at the event to receive their prizes. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle for which tickets can only be purchased during the event.

Additionally, there will be a fishbowl raffle for items, including Columbus Blue Jacket tickets, Ohio State University basketball tickets, theater tickets, gift certificates to local businesses, an iPad Mini and other gifts.

Handmade jewelry will also be on sale at the event.

The items being raffled can be previewed on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. during Andrews House’s Lights of Love remembrance event. Delaware Mayor Carolyn Riggle will be participating in the lighting ceremony for the Lights of Love tree on the Winter Street balcony.

The tree will be adorned with lights that residents can purchase and dedicate to a loved one. The tree, and its lights, will be displayed throughout the holidays.

This is the second year for the Lights of Love remembrance event and more information about both Lights of Love and Christmas Cupboard can be found on www.andrewshouse.org or by calling 740-369-4520.

In addition, some retailers, including Delaware County Community Market, Kroger and Amazon, will allow customers to specify Andrews House as their nonprofit of choice and will donate a portion of their sales to the organization.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.