Carbone uncorks a fruitful evening at the 2018 Wine All You Want

Every year, The House of the Good Shepherd brings exquisite wines to Utica with the Annual Wine All You Want, Wine Event and Live Auction, to raise money in support of the organization’s commitment to area children. And as always, Carbone was proud to be a sponsor of The House’s efforts. This year’s event took guests on a savory journey through Italy, featuring Italian wines from regions like Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, and Veneto. Expert sommeliers hand-selected the finest flavors of Brunello, Barolo, Amarone, Alto Adige, and many more choice wines. The evening’s tastings were paired nicely with authentic Italian cuisine.

In addition to always supporting the children’s Music and Art Programs, this year’s focus was to invest a portion of the proceeds in the renovations and updates of the cottages on campus where children reside. The cottages are a place called “home” for many of the children at The House. They are survivors of severe trauma and find solace in having a safe, comforting place to live.

The 2018 Live Auction raised over $40,000 to support STEM at the on-campus Tilton School. The Carbone Family helped kick off the evening’s live auction by donating five iPads! In all, the event raised over $113,000 for the children at The House.

While the Carbone family ties to The House are long standing, this year’s special cause is near and dear to the entire family.

When Joseph Carbone’s father was killed, The House was there to care for him. Today, Cottage C on The House campus carries the Carbone name as a thank you for the everlasting support both organizations have given each other.

“I can’t say enough about what The House of the Good Shepherd means to my family,” said Enessa Carbone. “We have been very fortunate.  And being able to give back to The House, when they were there for my grandfather, is just a small way we can repay them for everything they have done, not only for us, but for our community.”

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