Supporters of St. Andrew’s Village gather to benefit its community.
Over 400 friends and supporters united to promote and honor the mission of St. Andrew’s Village at its annual “SAVvy Affair.”
The successful evening held at the Chicory in the Warehouse District on Friday, November 11, featured an open bar, fine foods from local restaurants such as Antoine’s, Byblos and Jaques-Imo’s, music by Tic Douloureux and a silent auction with over 150 items, including a signed Blue Dog by George Rodrigue, a Saints football autographed by Drew Brees, weeklong getaways, jewelry from Friend & Company, party packages and more.
St. Andrew’s is a community where both adults with developmental disabilities and non-disabled individuals can come together to work, worship and socialize. It was the first community of its kind in the state of Louisiana, and its multi-faceted mission includes goals to foster individual independence and self-determination, to offer its residents meaningful employment with dignity and purpose, to nourish the spiritual and emotional growth of its residents, staff and friends and to affirm the eternal value of all individuals with disabilities.
Due to the kindness and support of friends and the success of this year’s “SAVvy Affair,” over $90,000 was raised for St. Andrew’s cause.
Event at a glance
What: “SAVvy Affair,” benefiting St. Andrew’s Village
When: Friday, November 11
Where: The Chicory