Catholic Charities 12th Annual d’Vine Affair Wine Tasting
- What: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 12th Annual d’Vine Affair, a Tasting of Fine Wines
- When: Sunday, January 27, 2013
- Where: Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
- Why: Proceeds directly support Catholic Charities’ Self-Sufficiency Programs in Cook and Lake Counties that help families break the cycle of poverty by providing long-term support to reach financial independence. Self-Sufficiency programs are designed to strengthen families and help them learn how to become financially independent.
○ Catholic Charities’ Lake County’s innovative Family Self-Sufficiency Programs offer a multi-year relationship between the families and counselors who support them as they master budgeting, parenting, planning skills and are transformed into proud and self-reliant members of their communities.
○ Self-Sufficiency Programs offer housing for homeless families, assistance in employment and job training, and address addiction for mothers recovering from alcohol and drug abuse.
○ Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting more than one million persons in Cook and Lake Counties.
○ The d’Vine Affair Committee works year round to support Self-Sufficiency with the d’Vine Affair Wine Tastings as the main event but also hold ongoing in-home wine tasting parties to help offset the costs of the d’Vine Affair Wine Tasting event and offer a way for people to get involved and help out year round.
○ Joe Glunz- (Grayslake resident) president of Louis Glunz Wines, founder of the d’Vine Affair with wife Helen.
Joe Glunz first learned about the Self-Sufficiency programs well over a dozen years ago while attending an achievement ceremony of the Lake County Self-Sufficiency programs. He quickly learned that single parent families face. He see how through assistance and educational programs we can begin to break the cycle of poverty one family at a time. Glunz listened to story after story of women who shared heart wrenching stories of their past experiences overcoming issues of homelessness, substance and physical abuse and then learned how to survive and no longer bounce from one public aid program to another.
He was hooked and wanted to help support the self-sufficiency programs. After much thought, he connected with friends and co-founders, Teddi and John Scholz of Highland Park and launched the d’Vine Affair Wine Tasting which has developed and evolved into the multi-faceted event that it is today raising funds to support the ongoing Self-Sufficiency programs of Catholic Charities in Cook and Lake County.
○ Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
For more 95 years, Catholic Charities has been helping those in need, regardless of their faith. Catholic Charities is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest annually serving more than one million persons in Cook and Lake county without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background.
Catholic Charities goal: To help each client become as self-sufficient as possible.
We do so by providing food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and other service