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October 18, 2021
Mistletoe Marketplace: Support us in person or online on Nov. 17

Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan offers a hybrid approach to its 18th annual signature fundraiser event
ROCHESTER, Michigan, Monday, October 18, 2021: It’s not often these days you will find a hybrid event that’s offered online and in person. Look no further.

The 18th annual Mistletoe Marketplace fundraiser for Assistance League® of Southeastern Michigan is just that: “live” and in person for those who are ready to venture out for a day of shopping, eating and socializing. And “virtual” for those who prefer to enjoy an online experience supporting a very worthwhile charity.

The organization’s signature fundraising event will be held Wednesday, November 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Palazzo Grande on 54660 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township.

Your $85 ticket includes a delicious luncheon, boutique shopping from 30 vendors and raffling off over 30 gift baskets, as well as cash prizes. In addition, they will showcase 40 items in the Virtual Silent Auction – from trips to home goods and beauty experiences to golf and collectibles.

The in-person event also will feature home & décor items from ReSale Connection in Rochester. “Pick a Pretty Purse” bidding will be offered the day of the event for 10 beautiful purses filled with treasures. And, of course, there will be complimentary valet parking.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dan Jenuwine, executive director of Oakland Community College Foundation.
Funds raised benefit Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan’s numerous philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell. The event spotlights the chapter’s strengths and vision for a better future for those in need in the tri-county area.

“We’re so excited to bring back our signature fundraising event in person, while also offering an online option with the Virtual Silent Auction,” said Luanne Offer, president of the Southeastern Michigan chapter. “Once again, we’ve adjusted to the times and continue to put the community first.”

For the safety of all guests, masks will be provided at registration tables upon entering the event. Hand sanitizers will be placed in the reception area and throughout the ballroom. Each place setting will have an individual hand sanitizer wipe.

To purchase tickets and/or register as a bidder for the event’s Virtual Silent Auction, please visit this link:
The deadline to buy tickets is Friday, November 5. Online bidding for the Virtual Silent Auction begins Saturday, November 13, at noon and runs through Wednesday, November 17, at noon.
For more information, please call Vincetta Nicosia, Mistletoe Marketplace chair, at (248) 606-4242.
About Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), hands-on, all-volunteer organization whose mission is transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. ReSale Connection is Assistance League's nonprofit, upscale resale store in downtown Rochester, offering high-quality, new and gently used merchandise at a great value. With no paid staff, funds raised remain in local Michigan communities, helping thousands of people in need throughout the year.

For more information, please call or visit our store:
ReSale Connection
P.O. Box 80932
204 S. Main St.
Rochester, MI 48307
(Federal Tax ID#: EIN 38-3181336)

Media contact:
Laurie Alkidas, VP Marketing/Communications
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan
Vincetta Nicosia, Mistletoe Marketplace co-chair
(248) 606-4242

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