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Loudoun Cares’ annual auction celebrates giving with fine art, gourmet cuisine

It was a tough time for everyone — but for some — it was a true crisis. Mid-2020. The pandemic was getting into full swing and Loudoun residents John and Sue (not their real names) were facing a real dilemma. Sue had recently quit her job to stay home with their children, only to have John get laid off from his IT job as companies cut back. Suddenly, the couple was falling behind on routine bills like rent and utilities. They didn’t know where to turn until they found Loudoun Cares.

Loudoun Cares — a pillar of the community for more than 20 years — stepped in and helped John and Sue with their bills. This gave the couple breathing room to figure out their next steps and get their feet firmly under them. Once the dust settled and John found new work, the couple knew they had to give back. They formed their own non-profit to help other young families who were struggling.

That’s a circle of caring and giving that Loudoun Cares has seen over and over again. Since 2020, the non-profit has assisted nearly 1,100 families with more than $1.85 million in aid. It’s what the team at Loudoun Care does. They connect those in need with agencies and organizations that can help.

And they work to connect people looking for volunteer opportunities with groups that need assistance. Loudoun Cares has successfully matched over 4,700 eager volunteers with over 270 local non-profits in just the past three years.

Now it’s time for the wider community to support Loudoun Cares through the upcoming Loudoun Cares 5th Annual Art Auction on October 14. Taking place at the CIT Building in Herndon (2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 600), it will feature a captivating collection of art pieces from renowned local artists including Anne Stine, Andrea Cybyk, Rodger Schultz and many more.

Images: Loudoun Cares

The Art Auction will also feature gourmet bites curated by James Beard nominated chefs Tarver King and Nathan Shapiro of Waverly Springs Restaurant and formerly of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. The evening will be enhanced by exquisite wines from Walsh Family Wine and performances by the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Chef Tarver King

With tickets priced at $125 for individuals and $200 for couples, attendees can expect a full spectrum of food, wine, and entertainment. The exclusive VIP Chef Encounter, available for an additional $75 per person, promises an intimate session with Chefs King and Shapiro, a meet-and-greet with the Loudoun Cares Board, an early look at auction items, special door prices, along with more surprises.

Chef Nathan Shapiro

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to support Loudoun Cares’ initiatives and help create positive change in our community. It’s your contribution that propels their mission forward. Secure your tickets today, spread the word, and get ready for an unforgettable evening of artistry and giving back – click here to purchase tickets.

(This is a sponsored story on behalf of Loudoun Cares.)