Vintage Affair 2020

Vintage Affair sponsors Ivana and Srdjan Gavrilovic; Lisa Sakich, Dale Najewski and Adriene Schrotter celebrate during the 2020 virtual Vintage Affair.

The Community Assistance Center’s benefit event, the 19th annual Vintage Affair: Under the Tuscan Sun returns virtually Oct. 23.

This year’s event will once again be virtual, but participants are invited to create their “Home Villa” party for friends or make it a date night for two. Gests can tune in to the live Zoom broadcast for music, “Home Villa” party check-ins, mobile auction bidding, silent auction updates, live auction fun and the raffle drawing.

The event benefits the Community Assistance Center, which helps residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody facing emergency situations meet the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. CAC assists individuals and families experiencing unexpected financial crisis from situations such as a job loss or other reduction of income, illness, medical emergency, divorce or catastrophic situations such as fire or flood.

“Vintage Affair is CAC’s largest annual benefit event which allows us to offer a night of fun to those that support CAC,” Vintage Affair Chair and CAC Board member Bianca Meador said. “This year will be our 19th year hosting Vintage Affair and throughout the years, it has grown into one of the most prestigious charity events in the community. While COVID-19 has forced us to find new ways to celebrate CAC and all those who support the work that CAC does, we are excited for this year’s benefit! The in-home parties were a big hit last year and supporters are already planning their “Home Villa” parties for the Under the Tuscan Sun theme.”

The 2020 Island Getaway Live Yet Virtual Vintage Affair saw 266 guests at 81 “home islands” across the community and raised more than $210,000 for CAC.

Meador said they are looking forward to returning in person in 2022.

Tickets include a three-course Italian family-style dinner and wine for pick up. They are $100 per person, $200 per couple. Raffle tickets are $50 each or five for $200.

For those wanting to become more involved in the nonprofit, CAC has plenty of volunteer opportunities.

“CAC has many volunteer opportunities that go beyond monetary donations,” Meador said. “Volunteers help in all areas of the center including the food pantry and the thrift shop.”

Tickets and more details are available at www.vintageaffair.org.

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