CARE for a Taste?

Farm-to-Table Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday, April 4, 2020
5:30pm – 9:00 pm
Bluestem Hall, Urbana

Join us for our annual fundraiser to benefit the Helping Paw Fund, which keeps families together. By providing financial assistance for the expenses of illness or injury, the fund helps people and their animal companions, and sustains the bond between them. Since 2007, the Helping Paw Fund has gifted more than $82,000 and assisted more than 425 animals and their families.

Enjoy a six-course farm-to-table vegetarian dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients by the fabulous chefs at Hendrick House.¬† Bid on fun and unique silent auction items. All proceeds benefit CARE Center’s Helping Paw Fund.

Tickets sales are currently ongoing. Purchase yours before March 1st for the early bird price of $50, plus processing fees. After March 1st, tickets will be $60, plus processing fees. Tickets are on sale at

Unable to attend? We would greatly appreciate your donation of support. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Our 2020 Event Sponsors:

Diamond Dog Sponsor-

Craig Swanson, Realtor, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group

Purrfect Partner Sponsor-

First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email for more information!

A sample of silent auction items:

See also the Facebook event page for a preview of some auction items. Interested in donating an item? Contact us at!

Thank you to Bluestem Hall for hosting this event and to Betsy’s Bistro for catering!

Contact us with any questions.