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CTBS Volunteers Help Raise $50,000 for Non profit through Men Who Cook

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 by Francine Maglione

Men Who Cook Fundraiser in AnsoniaThe second annual "Men Who Cook" event was held March 21 at Warsaw Park, Ansonia, and was a great success. Around 50 volunteers cooked dinner to raise money for TEAM, Inc., which is a nonprofit organization helping low-income families become self sufficient through financial assistance, training and supportive services. They raised $37,000 from the event selling around 550 tickets and 160 cookbooks.

Men Who Cook Fundraiser in AnsoniaFor a $50 donation, guests were treated to a home-cooked meal as well as a raffle, silent auction, DJ, dancing, and more.

Men Who Cook Fundraiser in AnsoniaStaff members here at Basement Systems helped out with cooking along with a number of local officials such as police officers, firefighters, lawyers, doctors, Ansonia Mayor James Della Volpe, Derby Mayor Tony Staffieri, and State Representative Jason Perillo.

A great time was had by all who attended. It was a great way for so many people to get together and help their community! Volunteers from the Valley and the greater Bridgeport area loaned their time for this great cause.