News Published: Feb 11, 2018 - 1:57:53 PM


10th Annual Pacific House Close To Home Dessert Tasting & Youth Concert Raises Funds For Homeless Young Adults; Javier Colon To Perform

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Tickets are now on sale for the 10th Annual Pacific House Close To Home Dessert Tasting and Youth Concert. This not-to-be-missed community tradition is an extraordinary evening of delicious tastes, great music and helping homeless young adults. (contributed photo)
STAMFORD, CT - The 10th Pacific House Close to Home Dessert Tasting and Youth Concert will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 7-10pm at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Tickets are now on sale for this spectacular community tradition that offers incredible desserts and live music while raising funds for homeless youth. Talented student musicians from area high schools will join together in a night of music to help their homeless peers.

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Musical guest Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform special selections with and without students. (contributed photo)
Musical guest Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will provide an exclusive performance. At 8:00pm, approximately 80 students from local high schools will Join Javier Colon on stage for a spectacular rendition of his signature song – Hallelujah.

Please plan to join this special evening to help end young adult homelessness. Tickets begin at $50, and may be purchased by visiting https://pacifichouse.org/CloseToHome

“This event will make a meaningful difference for those young adults who have nowhere to call home,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House. “Attendees will enjoy delicious desserts and great music, and will also feel good knowing they’re helping kids in need.”

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The King School Jazz Band is just one of several talented student musician groups performing live music during the evening in a spectacular example of young adults helping young adults. (contributed photo)
One year ago, Pacific House emergency shelter began a Young Adult Program in response to the significant number of young adults they were seeing coming into the shelter. These young men, ages 18-24, have nowhere to live and are currently calling the shelter home. Whether they’re still in high school, doing their homework at the shelter each day, or getting help with support services, the Pacific House Young Adult Program connects these young people with housing, employment, education and services that can prevent a lifetime of homelessness. Several have made the journey from homelessness to the Young Adult Program and onto college.

Guests will leave the event having sampled delicious food and desserts from some of the area’s finest restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers including: A Chef’s Choice, Bad Louie’s Fudge, Chocolate Works Darien, Dimare's Pastry, Filicori Zecchini, Izzi B’s Allergen Free Bakery, Le Rouge, Little Pub, Longford’s Ice Cream, Pasta Vera, The Granola Bar, Tomatillo.

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The King School Jazz Band is just one of several talented student musician groups performing live music during the evening in a spectacular example of young adults helping young adults. (contributed photo)
Pacific House would like to thank the evening’s generous corporate sponsors. Concert Sponsor: Olympus Partners; VIP reception sponsor: Webster Bank; Coach Sponsors: First County Bank, Harbor Point, Purdue Pharma, and Stamford Hospital Foundation; Guide Sponsors: Renewal by Anderson, Pitney Bowes, Sympl Co., Shoprite and Creative Video Corporation; as well as Media Partners: Fairfield County Look, 95.9 the FOX, CTbites and Hey Stamford. Additional thanks are extended to all the schools and students who are participating in the event, those schools include: Brunswick School, Darien High School, Greenwich Country Day, Greenwich High School, King School, Sacred Heart Greenwich and Stamford High School.

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