'Tis the season for parties, holiday shopping, giving to others.
Events also benefit Books 4 Buddies, Inc.; Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio; Toledo Animal Shelter Auxiliary; and American Association of University Women.
Levis Commons event with 470 guests raises $142,500.
Celebrity wait nights — where community leaders/celebrity waiters attend to guests and all of the tips go to a good cause — are a popular way to raise funds for charity. The 22nd annual Christ Child Society of
23rd annual Border Battle Bash raises at least $50,000.
The Toledo Club’s annual Armed Services Recognition and Appreciation Dinner provided a chance for club members and guests to mingle with and offer thanks to service members and veterans. A bugle mess call drew everyone to
Estimated $24,000 was raised at Premier Banquet Hall event.
Three fashion shows raise money for organizations.
Ohio Business Machines raises estimated $80,000.
The 101st anniversary of the Toledo Branch of the NAACP was celebrated during its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Stranahan Great Hall. After the We Are Ribs catered dinner, emcee Kristian Brown of WTVG-TV, Channel 13,