We extend our sincere appreciation to those who attended our annual Patchwork Benefit on Saturday, April 8. This year's event was another success, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters. More than 220 guests enjoyed a celebratory evening of food, drinks, music, auctions and a special program of Amish singing. Learn more
Each year, our friends in several Amish and Mennonite communities hold benefit auctions in support of our work with special children. Thank you to the many community members who donated goods, time and labor to DDC Clinic's 2016 benefit auctions which successfully raised $231,750. We are grateful and humbled by this generosity, and we appreciate all that our supporters do to enable us to help special children. Check back soon for information on our 2017 Community Benefit Auctions.
We're grateful and delighted at the record number of participants at the July 9, 2016 Shiloh Mennonite Community Benefit Auction. This annual auction benefits both DDC Clinic and the Clinic for Special Needs Children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In just nine years, proceeds from the benefit have grown 400%. Many thanks to our friends in Shiloh, Ohio who helped raise $38,750 for DDC Clinic in 2016.
Thank you to our friends in Crawford County, Pennsylvania for raising $37,000 for DDC Clinic at the fourth annual Spartansburg Auction Benefit on September 30, 2016. The auction is held every year to help support our mission as a number of families from the Spartanburg area travel to DDC Clinic for their children's care. Among the many items donated to the auction were handmade quilts, furnishings, local produce and a horse donated by DDC Clinic's board of directors.
Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,800 attendees and the auction committee's hard work, the 16th Annual Geauga Benefit Auction held on October 14, 2016 was an unprecedented success, raising more than $155,000 for DDC Clinic. Auction highlights included a custom two-car garage built on the successful bidder's site, a buggy, a fishing charter on Lake Erie, and handcrafted quilts donated by the Ladies Quilting Group who meets monthly in DDC Clinic's community room.