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Gift for Life Presents "Party with Peter," a Wine-Tasting Fundraiser Benefiting World Central Kitchen

June 10, 2024 – Gift for Life is celebrating its founder, while raising money for a good cause with an evening of celebration and philanthropy. The event, "Party with Peter," a 70 ½ Birthday Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefiting World Central Kitchen, will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at The Candler Hotel in downtown Atlanta.


"We are thrilled to celebrate Gift for Life founder Peter Schauben's 70 ½ birthday in style while supporting the incredible work of World Central Kitchen," said Sarah Mount, Gift for Life chair. "Every ticket sold and every donation made will directly benefit those in need, making a tangible difference in communities around the world."


Festivities will include an exquisite selection of wines, generously provided by The Candler Hotel, as well as delicious charcuterie.  Party admission comes with each $100 donation to World Central Kitchen, through this link:


Sponsorship opportunities also are available for individuals and organizations.  Sponsors at the $500 level receive 5 tickets to the event and a company logo on the event webpage. For $1,000, sponsors receive 10 tickets, prominent signage at the event, social media recognition, and a company logo displayed on the event webpage. 

To date, confirmed sponsors are: Atlanta Market, Claxton Consulting, Designworks Ink, Portico, Road Runners and Schauben & Co.

The event is Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 7-9 p.m. at The Candler Hotel, located at 127 Peachtree St, NE, Atlanta, GA. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is required. 


For those unable to attend, donations to World Central Kitchen in honor of Peter's milestone birthday can be made to GFL's general fundraising page to WCK.

Gift for Life Founder Peter Schauben

Gift for Life was founded by Peter Schauben in 1992 in response to the tragic loss of industry lives to AIDS. The organization’s first meeting at the National Stationery Show brought together a cross-section of the industry’s leading publishers, market centers, sales reps, manufacturers, and retailers – all willing to convene and work together towards a common goal. Since that time, Gift for Life has raised nearly $6 million for AIDS research, education, treatment and care through nationwide at-market events, cause marketing programs and direct donations. In 2021, Gift for Life pivoted towards online digital events with a specific emphasis on supporting World Central Kitchen’s COVID-related hunger relief. Since that time, Gift for Life has led gift and home industry efforts to fund provision of nearly 100,000 hot, nutritious meals to communities impacted by crisis and conflict worldwide. Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ longest-running, volunteer-led, national charitable organization, continues to support year-round programs that address hunger relief, as well as annual support for AIDS Walk NY which benefits GMHC’s HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and advocacy programs.

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises, while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. Applying a model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, WCK has served more than 300 million nourishing meals around the world. When disaster strikes, WCK’s Relief Team mobilizes with the urgency of now to start cooking and serving meals to people in need. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of local restaurants, food trucks, or emergency kitchens, WCK serves comforting meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. To support regional economies, WCK prioritizes purchasing local ingredients to cook with or distribute directly to families in need. WCK knows that good food provides not only nourishment, but also comfort and hope, especially in times of crisis.

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