The Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk Oct. 11 raised $8,000 to help clients of Bridge Communities, who are transitioning out of homelessness. The event, sponsored by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio, showcased six of the finest private kitchens in town.
Glen Ellyn's Baird and Warner office organized the event.
“This year’s event was wonderful," said Baird & Warner Realtor and Kitchen Walk Chairman Carrie Morris. "The weather cooperated and the crowds came. Many hands worked together to make this a wonderful event."
The $8,000 will pay for tutoring for five children for a year, or 16 car repairs to help Bridge families get to work and school, she said.
"Bridge is truly grateful to be the beneficiary of Baird & Warner Glen Ellyn's GoodWill Network project," said Margo Matthew, director of grants for Bridge Communities. "Thanks to Carrie Morris, John Matthews and all of the realtors at Baird & Warner, the Bridge Builders, and to Drury Design for providing the perfect venue as the finale to a perfectly executed event.”
The walk featured a variety of kitchens, including one kitchen by Drury Design, a remodel that drove the re-design of the home’s entire first level. The kitchen has become the focal point of the renovated first floor. All the designs feature top-of-the line integrated appliances, beautiful color schemes, custom cabinetry and elegant tile and countertops.
The event included admission to a Gourmet AfterWalk reception at Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio, where Chef Craig Bell, corporate chef for Sub-Zero and Wolf, prepared fall seasonal delights.
Since 2003, all Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk ticket sales and silent auction proceeds have benefited Bridge Communities’ mission to help transition families from homelessness to independence. For more information, contact Morris at (630) 469-1855, or visit www.kitchenwalk.org.
Would you like to contribute directly to Bridge Communities' mission of connecting homeless families to a better future? Visit www.bridgecommunities.org.
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