Aaron Tveit, Jesse L. Martin & More Set for STOCKINGS WITH CARE Benefit, 11/19
New York's television and theatrical celebrities will take their place behind the bar at the annual "Stockings with Care Celebrity Bartending Night" in New York City on Tuesday, November 19th at Hudson Station Bar and Grill (440 Ninth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets) from 7pm to 11pm to raise money for the not-for-profit organization. Stockings with Care provides holiday gifts for children whose families live in homeless shelters or are in jeopardy of becoming homeless.
Bartending celebrities scheduled to appear include: Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Catch Me If You Can, Graceland), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order, Smash, Rent), Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos), Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), Phil Burke (Hell on Wheels), Danny Pino (Law and Order, Cold Case), Michael Kelly (House of Cards, Man of Steele), Marc Menchaca (Homeland, Generation Kill), Susan Misner (The Americans), Adam Ferrara (Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me), Matt McGorry, Alysia Reiner, Michelle Hurst, Maria Dizia, Connie Shulman (Orange is the New Black), Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie), Kate Shindle (former Miss America, Legally Blonde), Austin Peck and Terri Conn (One Life to Live, As The World Turns), and from the upcoming JJ Abrams series Believe, Arian Moayed and Omar Metwally. More names to be announced.
There will also be a silent auction and raffle. All monies raised from this event will support Stockings with Care's 2013 Holiday Drive. A $30 cover will be charged at the door and all tips raised by the celebrity bartenders will be donated to Stockings with Care. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of $20 in advance of the event by visiting http://celebritybartending.brownpapertickets.com.
ABOUT STOCKINGS WITH CARE: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Stockings with Care (SWC) was created 22 years ago by casting director Rosalie Joseph and producer Tom Fontana and grants the gift wishes of children while preserving the dignity of parents and caregivers. SWC works with various agencies that help families in crisis. The children make their wish lists, and social workers provide SWC with the name, gender and age of each child along with their wishes. Individual donors (aka "Santas"), corporations and a small army of volunteers come together to purchase and wrap the gifts. They are then delivered anonymously to the parents before the holidays, ensuring dignity and creating holiday magic. Last year over 1,500 children woke up to a miracle on Christmas morning. Since its inception in 1992, over 40,000 children have benefited from Stockings with Care.
This year's Holiday Drive will take place the weekend of December 12th - 15th.
For more information about Stockings with Care or to sign up to be a "Santa", please visit www.stockingswithcare.org.
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