Support families in need at Neighborhood House fundraiser

Tickets are available in advance or at the door for next week’s Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House Fundraising Gala, held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 21 at Longacre House in Farmington Hills.

The open house, co-hosted by the Farmington Area Goodfellows, will also honor Richard Lerner, recipient of the 2016 Dick Tupper Community Service Award.

Richard Lerner
Pictured from left: Barbara Tupper Dresden, Maureen McCarthy, Richard Lerner, Lynn Lerner, Pam O’Malley, and Alan Maxey. (Contributed photo)

The award is named in honor of Neighborhood House founder and community leader Dick Tupper, who organized the nonprofit to provide year-round help for Farmington/Farmington Hills residents. A longtime Farmington resident and businessman, he gave countless hours serving his community and inspiring others to do so as well. Lerner was selected to receive the award based on his contributes to many local organizations and his efforts to get youth involved in community service.

The event will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar; the award presentation happens at 6 p.m. Tickets, with a suggested donation of $25, can be purchased in advance at the Farmington Public Schools Schulman Administrative Center, 32500 Shiawassee in Farmington, by calling Neighborhood House office, 248-871-2848, or from any Neighborhood House board member. Additional donations will be gratefully accepted, and corporate and individual sponsorships are still available.

All proceeds from the Gala will go directly to those in need in our community. Last year, Neighborhood House provided financial assistance to nearly 250 families, with direct financial help for rent, utilities, and food, or referrals for other aid and resources.