Catholic Charities Hosts Black & White Night – A Gala of Giving to Prevent Homelessness
January 4, 2012 • Diocese of St. Augustine

Contact: Kathleen Bagg
(904) 262-3200, ext. 110/office
(904) 434-3909/cell

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Jacksonville Regional Office of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine will host its 19th annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive.

The fundraiser will have a sporty twist again this year. The theme is “March Madness” and there will be lots of fast-breaking fun, such as basketball games on the big screen, bracketology, a silent auction and other sports-related activities. Guests will enjoy a plated dinner along with themed dessert stations and music by The Faze Band. The event will continue to be a festive affair for those attending and all for a good cause.

The Black & White Night – Gala of Giving will continue to be a major source of funding for the outreach programs of Catholic Charities. Eighty-five cents of every dollar supports these programs.

All proceeds of the event fund programs that provide the basic needs necessary to prevent homelessness. A crisis situation can threaten families already living from paycheck to paycheck when an unexpected illness, loss of employment or other family crisis impacts finances already stretched too far. Services include rent and mortgage assistance, utility payments, rent and utility deposits and food assistance.

Since 1945, Catholic Charities has helped people recover from a crisis and improve their quality of life, begin to hope and regain their self-respect. Last year, Catholic Charities reached out to more than 11,000 people in crisis in our community.

Tickets for the Black & White Night – Gala of Giving are $150 each and $100 for patrons aged 21 to 35. The event calls for business casual attire – team colors optional. For more information and tickets, visit or call Diane Powers at (904) 354-4846, ext. 227.