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Charity Art Auction Brings Community Together for a Fun Evening

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The Doolittle Home Charity Art Auction was a fun-filled evening bringing together generous members of the community on March 15th. The evening began with Executive Director, DeAnna Willis thanking all in attendance and introducing our esteemed auctioneers, Bill Grieder and Kevin Weinfeld. The two entertained the crowd with jokes and commentary on the 55 donated pieces of artwork, often encouraging bidding wars between families. It was all in good fun and for a good cause, the residents of The Doolittle Home in our unique Life Care Program.

The auction brought in over $16,000 in donations, including a $1,000 donation from the Foxboro Rotary Club in advance of the event.

The event was made possible by the generous and talented members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association who donated all of the artwork for the live auction. Every piece was purchased during the evening, demonstrating the appeal of the diverse selections to the crowd. In addition, 12 Homer White paintings were sold in a silent auction that took on a life of its own, with some “collectors” outbidding one another at the last minute.

“The Doolittle Home is delighted with the outpouring of support and generosity by the community,” said Virginia Lehr, Director of Marketing and Communications for The Doolittle Home. “We plan to hold more events to showcase the partnership of The Doolittle Home and the wonderful people of Foxboro and surrounding towns.”

The Doolittle Home is a century-old retirement home dedicated to compassionate elder care. A unique facility, located in downtown Foxboro, the home is recognized as a 501 (C)3 public charity by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Doolittle Home is open to men, women, and couples regardless of race, religion, or national origin. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation will enhance the lives of our elderly residents everyday.

For more information on how you can donate to our non-profit organization and learn more about the unique model of our Life Care Program, please contact Virginia Lehr at 508-543-2694 or virginia@doolittle-home.org.

 

 

 

 

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THE DOOLITTLE HOME TO AUCTION OVER $15,000 IN ARTWORK

Oriental Treasures by Barbara McAuliffe, pastel, valued at $1200.

Oriental Treasures by Barbara McAuliffe, pastel, valued at $1200.

The Doolittle Home will auction 55 individual pieces of artwork at its live Charity Art Auction on Saturday, March 15 at the Foxboro Country Club. Members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association have generously donated outstanding works of art valued at over $15,000.

All artwork can be viewed at the Boyden Library through March 14. The artwork will be displayed at the event for last-minute viewing prior to the start of the auction. There are pieces for every décor and price range, with local subjects such as Gillette Stadium, the Foxboro Common and Nantucket Harbor. The collection includes a variety of mediums, from watercolor to photography, oil to pen and ink.

The evening will include a live auction of the artwork by Foxboro residents Kevin Weinfeld and Bill Grieder. Additionally, a special silent auction of non-traditional Homer White paintings will be featured. Music and appetizers are included in the ticket price and there will be a cash bar. The event begins at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, please contact Virginia at 508-543-2694 or email your request to virginia@doolittle-home.org. All credit cards are accepted.

The Doolittle Home is a century-old retirement home dedicated to compassionate elder care. A unique facility, located in downtown Foxboro, the home is recognized as a 501 (C)(3) public charity by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Doolittle Home is open to men, women, and couples regardless of race, religion, or national origin. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation will enhance the lives of our elderly residents everyday.

Founded in 1957, the Foxboro Art Association is a non-profit support group that has been part of the local art scene for half a century. The association has more than one hundred members in over twenty surrounding towns.

To watch Foxborough Central’s program showcasing the organizations and the event, please click here.

 

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