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"We love having them as our neighbors"

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Last year, a group of generous, community-minded individuals from Bratenahl came together to plan a fundraiser for the Bratenahl Home to raise money to renovate one of the bathrooms. On October 27th their plans came to fruition in a fabulous Halloween party at Dom Celliti’s house! The party included an incredible buffet dinner complete with delicious desserts, a full bar, an amazing silent auction, music, a gypsy fortune teller and a whole lot of fun. By the end of the evening, over $8,000 had been raised in cash donations and another $4,500 in in-kind gifts had been donated!

Earlier this year the bathroom renovation was completed. The Ladies of Bratenahl are thrilled with their new bathroom, especially their new walk-in shower! When thanked for all the hard work she put into the fundraiser, Mary Beckenbach replied, New Avenues to Independence is a remarkable organization and the Bratenahl residents have given their hearts to the Village.  We care for them and love having them as our neighbors.  Each person gives others so much joy and the small events that this community has in their honor are our gift back to them.”