Binny’s Beverage Depot, 3447 W. 95th St., in Evergreen Park, will host its sixth annual tasting to benefit Christmas Without Cancer on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Binny’s tradition of showcasing “staff favorites” in wine, spirits and beer for tastings has prompted many to stock up for the holidays while also supporting a local grassroots nonprofit.
A $10 donation will benefit Christmas Without Cancer. Supporters gain entry into the sampling areas and are automatically entered into a raffle with dozens of top-shelf door prizes.
“In our six years here in Evergreen Park, we’ve been proud to be shoulder to shoulder with Christmas Without Cancer,” said Jeff Bogdan, Binny’s store manager. “The Binny’s organization began as and remains a family business, so the association with Christmas Without Cancer allows us to reach families in need of support.”
The Christmas Without Cancer circle of influence and support continues to expand. CWC officially launched its “season of giving” with a late September 5K, enjoying its greatest turnout with more than 1,000 participants.
Christmas Without Cancer, an organization started by Gerri Neylon, assists those impacted by cancer so their families can focus on Christmas. The Evergreen Park volunteer group identifies needs such as utility bills, mortgage payments, gas and children in need of wrapped presents.
Neylon said Christmas Without Cancer has been a success for a simple reason.
“People know their donations are helping people locally, right now.”