Chocolate Auction at The Pittsburgh Social Exchange Benefits Program

This week, we had the privilege of being recognized as one of the charitable spotlight organizations at The Pittsburgh Social Exchange’s 2015 Holiday Party at Stage AE.

The party featured a twist on the traditional auction: instead of selling tickets, our staff sold 250 boxes of chocolates. Inside of 25 of those boxes was  a special number that corresponded with a donated basket prize, ranging from $15 to $500 in value.

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Chocolate Auction at The Pittsburgh Social Exchange. All proceeds benefited The Challenge Program, Inc.

We are grateful to Marti Gastel of Dorothy’s Candies for generously donating these delicious chocolates! All of the proceeds from the chocolate auction at The Pittsburgh Social Exchange benefited the Program.

Pictured here are Sara Deyarmin, Manager of Program Development, with Devan, a former Challenge Program Community Service Winner.

Pictured here are Sara Deyarmin, Manager of Program Development, with Devan, a former Challenge Program Community Service Winner.

We had a great time meeting and greeting the attendees on Wednesday night.  There were many new faces among the crowd, but we saw many familiar ones as well: business partners, Chamber of Commerce chairs, and even an alumni community service award winner!

Special thanks to The Pittsburgh Social Exchange team as well as the evening’s major event sponsor, FORD Business Machines, for giving us the opportunity to raise funds to support our Program! Thanks for helping us prepare students for academic and workforce success!