The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) announced this week that the 10th annual Caribbean Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mango’s, located at Garfield Parkway and the boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach.
The traditionally sold-out fundraising event features tastings from area restaurants, beer, wine and Mangoritas, live music, silent auctions, raffles, dancing and holiday cheer.
“Caribbean Christmas is a festive way to kick off the holidays. It is a great event which embraces the giving spirit of the season with the style of beach living. It is the perfect pairing of party and philanthropy!” said Board President Steve Alexander.
Proceeds from Caribbean Christmas benefit local organizations each year. In the QRCF’s 13-year history, more than $150,000 has been contributed to other charities. This year, QRCF has selected the South Coastal, Frankford, and Selbyville libraries.
“Anything that helps the library directly helps the community.” said Susanne Keefe, director of the South Coastal Library.
“Each library knows how our gift will be best used, and I imagine that our contribution will be used to purchase more books, CD audiobooks, MP3s, Playaways, DVDs and music CDs, and other audio-visual materials for their collections. All our neighbors and community members benefit from our top-notch libraries, so these are ideal recipients for the QRCF grant,” said Alexander.
Tickets cost $60 per person. QRCF is a 501(c) organization and the purchase may be tax-deductible. Tickets may be purchased at Beach Liquors in Bethany, Beach Liquors in Fenwick, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, Cottage Café, DiFebo’s, Mango’s, Sedona and South Coastal Library.
The QRCF is currently seeking sponsors, donors and volunteers. Event sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. Donations of goods or services are also welcome.
“Sponsoring and donating are great ways to build a business’s exposure and support the laudable beneficiaries. We invite individuals and groups to volunteer before, during and after the event, and will accommodate any interest and ability,” Alexander noted.