Tenth Year of Baubles Bangles and Bags Honors Ferrando and Grillos

For Further Information Contact:    Cathy Duhring 650-272-5001

MENLO PARK, CA – August 1, 2018 – Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. will hold its tenth annual Baubles Bangles and Bags fundraiser on November 5, 2018. This year’s event, which has raised over $2 million since its inception to support PVI programs for seniors, will honor event founders Sandra Ferrando and Patricia Grillos.

The highly anticipated fundraiser features a silent auction offering vintage, designer and specialty handbags and baubles in addition to themed gifts baskets, boxes and six specially decorated Christmas trees.

Included on tables of special vintage items for sale this year will be signed Verdura pin, an Anrew Grima amethyst ring, as well as handbags by Judith Lesiber, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Cartier and a unique hand painted Prada bag.

During the auction, attendees will be treated to champagne, and specialty cheeses, followed by a seated lunch and presentations by guest speakers.

Mrs. Warren Debenham (Sally) and her mother Mrs. Henry Kuechler (Beth), were in the forefront of the philanthropic women who founded and nurtured Peninsula Volunteers. Beth Kuechler was the founder and first President of PVI, and Sally Debenham served as President 19 years later. Mrs. Debenham, known for her style and her friendships with famous fashion designers Bill Blass and Oscar de la Renta, will reflect back on the 71 years of PVI history.

Senior Move Manager Maria Quinby will share her insights to thoughtful downsizing – how to pass on possessions without guilt or feeling overwhelmed. Over the past 10 years Quimby has helped hundreds of families make the transition to smaller, more manageable homes.

Chaired by Carolyn Rianda of Atherton, table and other sponsorships are available and individual tickets are $175 and are available by calling Cathy Duhring at 650-272-5001 or www.penvol.org/events

About PVI

For over 70 years, PVI has provided high quality and nurturing programs for the aging on the Peninsula. PVI provides programs, support and guidance for seniors in the community, allowing them to pursue long and useful lives. As life expectancy lengthens, communities need to embrace both opportunities and challenges to help aging adults maintain their dignity, independence and a sense of usefulness. PVI’s innovative services include affordable senior housing, Meals on Wheels, adult day services at Rosener House and Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center. 


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