Above / Tickets are now on sale for the 13th Annual Taste of Hope Fundraiser when guests again will raise their paddles, bidding on live auction packages to help end homelessness in DuPage County.

Wheaton, IL / Tickets are now available for the 13th Annual DuPagePads Taste of Hope that will be held from 6PM to 9PM on Thurs., March 7, 2019, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. 

Guests of the Taste of Hope will have the pleasure of sampling a signature dish from 25 high-end restaurants all in one place in one evening, with wine pairings from Wente Vineyards.

Basils Greek Dining and many other restaurants will return to offer delicious tastes from their menus.

Participating restaurants are Adelle’s Fine American Fare, Basils Greek Dining*, BRIO, Chef by Request*, CityGate Grille*, The Clubhouse, The Craftsman by Two Brothers*, Devon Seafood + Steak, Drury Lane, Eddie Merlot’s, Glen Prairie, Indian Harvest*, J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious, Maggiano’s Little Italy*, Meson Sabika*, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, Morton’s The Steakhouse*, RA Sushi, Wildfire*, and  Yerbabuena Mexican Cuisine. For the latest list of restaurants, visit dupagepads.org/events.   *Naperville connections

Guests can also enjoy raffles, wine pull, silent auction items with mobile bidding and Greg Dellinger auctioning unforgettable experiences.

The wine pull is an opportunity for guests to learn about their wine from Sommelier David Lux.

Tickets are $125 per person (purchased on or before Feb. 22, 2019) or $150 per person (purchased after Feb. 22). Tickets may be purchased online at dupagepads.org/events. Online bidding for silent auction items is also available, with new items added weekly.

“We are very excited for this year’s 13th Annual Taste of Hope,” noted Carol Simler, DuPagePads President and CEO. “All funds raised from this event will support DuPagePads’ programs that provide housing, support services and career solutions to assist families and individuals transform their lives and obtain a place to call home. Please join DuPagePads on March 7 and be part of the solution to end homelessness!” 

Sponsorship and auction item donations welcome

Many community sponsors support the night’s festivities. Additional sponsorship, advertising and auction item donation opportunities for local businesses and restaurants are still available. For more information, contact Carrie Flick at (630) 480-4186 or by email at CFlick@dupagepads.org.

DuPage Pads

Recognizing over 30 years of service, DuPagePads is the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in DuPage County. DuPagePads’ solution to ending homelessness is housing, coupled with support services and employment to restore hope and transform lives. The administration office is located at 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187.  For more information, contact DuPagePads at (630) 682-3846 or visit www.dupagepads.org.

Story and photos submitted by Carrie Flick, Special Events Coordinator.