Thursday, October 18 , 2018, 7:55 pm | Fair 64º

 
 
 
Your Health
A Noozhawk partnership with Cottage Health

Grassini Wine Event Raises $26,000 for Sarah House Hospice

Thanks to the generosity of the local Santa Barbara community, Sarah House, a social model hospice home serving low-income residents of the Santa Barbara community, has much to be thankful for this holiday season.

At the 5th Annual “Grassini Gives Back" fundraiser held at the Grassini Family Vineyards wine-tasting room in El Paseo Center on Dec. 11, about 75 people bid on silent-auction items and scribbled their names on raffle tickets. All told, the event raised $26,324 for this local charity — an amount that was more than twice the fundraising goal.

“Sarah House is completely reliant on our community of friends, foundations, sponsors and individual donors to keep our doors open. We've been able to continue for 25 years because of our generous community," said Marisa Pasquini, executive director of Sarah House.

"This gift from Grassini Family Vineyards and all those who attended the event and donated to the auction, will help keep our residents, safe, warm, fed and cared for with love and respect,” she said.

“The outpouring of love and support that we saw for Sarah House was so touching. This is such an important program that helps so many people through the most difficult times, and we feel fortunate to have been able to organize this event for them,” said Katie Grassini, CEO of Grassini Family Vineyards.

All of the day’s tasting fees, silent-auction proceeds and raffle ticket sales were donated directly to Sarah House to help the charity continue to provide a beautiful home and end-of-life care for people of low-income, while offering comfort and assistance to family and friends of its residents.

In addition, Grassini Family Vineyards matched the day's tasting fees and raffle-ticket proceeds, and donated that entire amount to Sarah House as well, bringing the total amount raised to $26,324.

Sarah House and Grassini Family Vineyards thank the Wine Cask Restaurant for the use of its patio, allowing more display space for silent-auction and raffle prizes. They also thank the following for donating items to the silent auction and raffle:

33 Jewels
Alban Vineyards
Ann Pazier
Au Bon Climat
Barbareno Restaurant
Ca'Dario
Ca'Dario Pizzeria
Coastal Concierge
Conway Family Wines
Core Power Yoga
Dean McKillen
Deep Sea Tasting Room
Deyl Kearnin and Family
ER Leather Goods
Finch and Fork
Gold's Gym
Happy Canyon Vineyards
Il Fustino
Industrial Eats
Jenny Schatzle Program
Jessica Foster Confections
Jilli Vanilli
KEYT
Laura Sapia
Lotus
Margerum Wines
Maritime Museum
Meredith Garofolo
Miso Hungry
Moon Unit Wines
Nectar Restaurant
Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Rake Wines
Rideau Wines
Rock On Jewelry
Salon Patine
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
Santa Barbara Gift Baskets
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara Popcorn
Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara Wine Therapy
Sheena Lopez Massage Therapy
SoHo House Restaurant & Music Club
Sol Wave Water Softener
Tammy Starcyzk
Tanner Dafoe Wines
Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours
The Canary Hotel
The Santa Barbara Zoo
Tyler Wines
UCSB
Viva Restaurant
Wine Cask Restaurant
Yellow Belly Tap & Restaurant

For information on Sarah House, visit www.sarahhousesb.org.

Information on Grassini Family Vineyards is at www.GrassiniFamilyVineyards.com.

— Katie Grassini for Grassini Family Vineyards/Marisa Pasquini for Sarah House.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

 

Special Reports

Heroin Rising
<p>Lizette Correa shares a moment with her 9-month-old daughter, Layla, outside their Goleta home. Correa is about to graduate from Project Recovery, a program of the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, and is determined to overcome her heroin addiction — for herself and for her daughter. “I look at her and I think ‘I need to be here for her and I need to show her an example, I don’t want her to see me and learn about drugs’,” she says.</p>

In Struggle to Get Clean, and Stay That Way, Young Mother Battles Heroin Addiction

Santa Barbara County sounds alarm as opiate drug use escalates, spreads into mainstream population
Safety Net Series
<p>Charles Condelos, a retired banker, regularly goes to the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics for his primary care and to renew his prescription for back pain medication. He says Dr. Charles Fenzi, who was treating him that day at the Westside Clinic, and Dr. Susan Lawton are some of the best people he’s ever met.</p>

Safety Net: Patchwork of Clinics Struggles to Keep Santa Barbara County Healthy

Clinics that take all comers a lifeline for low-income patients, with new health-care law about to feed even more into overburdened system. First in a series
Prescription for Abuse
<p>American Medical Response emergency medical technicians arrive at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with little time to spare for victims of prescription drug overdoses.</p>

Quiet Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse Taking a Toll on Santa Barbara County

Evidence of addiction shows an alarming escalation, Noozhawk finds in Prescription for Abuse special report
Mental Health
<p>Rich Detty and his late wife knew something was wrong with their son, Cliff, but were repeatedly stymied in their attempts to get him help from the mental health system. Cliff Detty, 46, died in April while in restraints at Santa Barbara County’s Psychiatric Health Facility.</p>

While Son Struggled with Mental Illness, Father Fought His Own Battle

Cliff Detty's death reveals scope, limitations of seemingly impenetrable mental health system. First in a series