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Juan & Stella Hernandez, Milt Pappas and Scott L. Schwartz help raise over $50,000 to benefit Alicia’s House Food Pantry…
September 29, 11 (Chicago, IL) Alicia’s House Food Pantry closed out their week of celebrity charity events with donations totaling over fifty thousand dollars to help feed the needy. The week of fundraising started out with Actor/Director/Humanitarian Scott L. Schwartz returning to WGN for an interview, making a first time appearance on NBC’s “The Talk” and visiting the South Chicago Heights Fire Department in Steger, IL. Later in the week Milt Pappas (Legendary All Star Chicago Cubs Pitcher) joined Kevin “The Butcher” Hughes and Scott L. Schwartz at Rasberry’s Pancake House for “Tip A Star” and Aurelio’s Pizza. The week of charity events ended at Lincolnshire Country Club for a day of golfing with the stars, dinner and silent auction.
Some of the silent auction items included: Michael Jordan autographed picture ($500), Mickey Mantle autographed baseball ($800), Derek Jeter autographed picture ($500), Michelle Monroe handbag ($450). Other celebrity supporters included: Yoko Ono, The Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears. Top sponsors included: Goldie’s Auto Body (Mechanical & Towing) in Beecher, Aurelio’s Pizza (Crete), Desiderio Landscaping, Enterprise, Quality Inn (Bradley), Country Financial (Steger), Thrivent Financial for Lutheran and Winpak Portion Packaging.
Alicia’s House Food Pantry celebrity event supporters included: Milt Pappas (Legendary All Star Chicago Cubs Pitcher), Scott L. Schwartz (Actor/Director/Producer -most recognized as “Bruiser” of Ocean’s 11, 12, 13, as well as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Fun With Dick and Jane.), “Mr. Karate” Juan Hernandez (5 time National Karate Champion), Kevin “The Butcher” Hughes (Pro wrestling Superstar), The Golden Boy Paul Christy (Pro Wrestling Legend), Bunny Love (Pro Female Wrestler & Valet), Lee Roupas (National Bodybuilding Champion) and Jeff Renzetti (Former radio personality from the Mancow Show known as “Turd”).
In 2010 Alicia’s House fed 4403 families, 15,401 people, and distributed 150,358 pounds of food. They were able to do this because of the celebrities, local businesses and individuals that supported their annual event. This year with the economy the way it is Juan & Stella Hernandez of Alicia’s House have noticed an increase of over 48% in the amount of individuals they are now helping. Alicia’s House is completely supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and the various fundraisers. All of the money raised will go to feed the hungry and support the pantry. Alicia’s House Food Pantry is 100% Non-profit.
9/19/11 – NBC’s “The Talk”- Chicago, IL
9/19/11 – WGN- Chicago, IL
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