Wine Tasting Fundraiser Aims to Raise Money for Low-Income Seniors


Wine lovers will be happy to hear they can indulge in their favorite alcoholic beverage while enjoying the sounds of funky jazz all for a good cause at the 4th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4.

Long Beach nonprofit Heart of Ida is raising money for their Operation Holiday Hearts program which looks to lessen the burden for older adults around the holiday season. The program puts together care packages with day-to-day necessities for seniors who often find themselves out of funds after paying for rent, utilities, food, medication and other essentials.

Packages will be delivered to those living both independently and in senior care and nursing homes. Many of those served do not have visitors and the delivery itself becomes part of the gift.

“We’re so excited about this year’s event,” Heart of Ida Executive Director Dina Berg said in a statement. “This larger venue allows us to offer live music, a holiday boutique, and so many other event firsts. We’re expecting a large turnout, which will enable us to spread joy and cheer to even more seniors this holiday season.”

Wine tasting begins at 6:00PM and will be held at the International City Masonic Lodge where Dave Williams and MBT (MajicBulletTheory) will be playing their blend of funky beats and jazz. Attendees can enjoy a variety of appetizers and vendors will be on site selling high-quality artisan merchandise. Prizes will also be raffled off including a Big Bear getaway, Disneyland Park Hoppers and Hilton hotel stays.

Ticket prices are $40 and $30 for students and seniors and can be purchased here.

The event will be from 6:00PM to 10:00PM and will be located at 5155 Pacific Coast Highway.

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