Our 4th Annual "Doin' It For Diane"
Fundraiser Event

Raising over $14,000.00 for our two Food Pantries

4th Annual Doin' It For Diane 2009 Event On behalf of all the guests and volunteers at St. Anthony's Market, and as the Director, I am very grateful at the outpouring of kindness, generosity and caring that so many people demonstrated at the Doin' It For Diane Fundraiser Dinner/Auction.
From the inception of this year's event to the culmination of all the hard work, time and dedication on the night of April 26th, it has been an honor and a privilege to work with so many dedicated members of the DIFD Committee.
I was overwhelmed by our community of merchants, shops people, restauranteurs and food vendors. Maintaining a livelihood in the marketplace is a challenge today. It is because of that very challenge that the donations of all these people of trade was so touching and impressive.
It is always easier to give from excess - so much more difficult to give in harder times. I carry over those same sentiments to the people who purchased tickets, bid on items, entered raffles - for the same reasons. The Ilse Marks Pantry and St. Anthony's are on the front lines of the results of the economic and employment crisis. We are the people who look into the face of discouragement and need. Thank you to everyone involved in this event that we are able to say, "Yes, we have groceries for you today"
Anne Havlin
Director of St. Anthony's Free Market

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
WOW! What an amazing event. The DIFD fundraiser was even more successful than we imagined. We sincerely thank everyone who worked so diligently to make this an incredible evening. The hard work and dedication really showed and paid off.
We certainly could not have pulled this off without the donations from our generous local merchants. It's wonderful knowing that our business community is so caring and supportive. As always we appreciated all the party goers who opened their hearts and wallets to such a worthy cause. Because of all of you we will be able to keep our shelves stocked and continue to help our friends and neighbors.
Suzanne Blacker
The Ilse Marks (Stoughton) Food Pantry

Food, Glorious Food!

The following businesses provided some delicious food items for our event

  • Atlantic Coffee & Provisions, LLC
  • Avon Food Company, LLC
  • Best Pals Diner
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Catering by Linda
  • Cheng du
  • Chinatown Restaurant
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Criscuolos Little Italy
  • DND Coconut Grill
  • Foleys Backstreet Grill
  • IKEA
  • Maxie's Deli
  • Miranda Bread
  • Mr. Chefs Restaurant
  • New England Sinai Hospital
  • Noceras Restaurant
  • Olive Garden
  • Panera Bread
  • Peppercorns Restaurant
  • Portuguese National Club
  • Smokey Bones Restaurant
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket
  • TGI Fridays
  • Town Spa
  • X & O Restaurant
  • Zachary's

The Entertainment, provided by the band, Insufficient Funds, was tight!!

Some of our Committee Members enjoying themselves, while working the event

Our Emcee, Brett St Gelais and guest auctioneer, Mark Snyder, did a fabulous job!!

And everyone had a good time while raising money for such a worthy cause!!

List of Donors
  • A Lia Sophia from Mary Storm
  • Accessories by Bridget
  • Alice Bachant
  • Alice's Mandarin Taste
  • All Care Home Health Services
  • Andrade's Liquors
  • Annon
  • Anthony's Trattoria
  • Anton's Cleaners
  • AT&T Cellco
  • Babel's Paint & Docorating stores
  • Baby Decor
  • Baby Essentials
  • Baby Travels
  • Best Pals Diner
  • Blooming Treasures
  • Blue Hills Alzheimers Center
  • Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Bridget Horan
  • Brown Chiropractic
  • Canton Club
  • Central Nurseries
  • Ceramics A' la Carte
  • Chinatown Restaurant
  • Christine Cares
  • Classie Canines
  • Cobb Corner Pizza
  • Color It Green Landscaping
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch
  • Coolin's Pet Supply
  • Copy Inks
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Crescent Ridge Dairy
  • Criscuolos Little Italy
  • DDS
  • Diamond Vault
  • Dr. Mark & Dr. Goldstein
  • Dr. Scott Aronson
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Elite Health & Fitness
  • Elizabeth Grady
  • Express Tire
  • Fabulous Fur Grooming
  • Felos Are Gallery
  • Fiddleheads Consignment
  • Floral Fantasy
  • Franklin Sports
  • French Memories
  • Gold, Inc
  • Golden Dream Jewelry
  • Gold's Gym
  • Headmasters
  • Hilliard's Candy
  • Horan Oil
  • Ideal Skin
  • IKEA
  • Immaculate Conception Religious Ed.
  • International Food Gourmet
  • Island Street Automotive
  • Joseph A Banks
  • Kelly's Place
  • Magical Headdress
  • Managing Coding Quality
  • Marcels
  • Maxie's Deli
  • Milano Salon & Spa
  • Millennium Marketing
  • North Easton Savings Bank
  • Old Colony YMCA
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pacheco Hardware
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa Gino's
  • Peppercorns Restaurant
  • Pizzigando
  • Planet Security
  • PMP Network
  • Podhale Deli
  • Polillio's
  • Precision Door & Window
  • Premium Printer Supplies
  • Randolph Savings Bank
  • Rasco International
  • Reginald Van Fenwick Press
  • Rental Depot
  • Robert's Jewelry
  • Roche Bros
  • Romanza
  • Salon Sundara
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Smokey Bones Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • Starline Acacemy
  • State Rep's Lou Kafka and Bill Galvin
  • Stoneforge Grill
  • Stoughton Car Wash
  • Stoughton Chamber
  • Stoughton Cleaners
  • Stoughton Flower Shop
  • Stoughton Historical Society
  • Stoughton Nurseries
  • Sundara
  • Supercuts
  • Target
  • Tender Trap
  • TGI Fridays
  • The Art in Me
  • The Traveling Vineyard (Dana Sager)
  • Village Gallery
  • Village Wine & Spirits
  • Visions
  • Windsor Tire
  • X&O Restaurant
  • Zachary's
  • Zoo New England

Special Thanks To
  • IKEA for another very generous donation
  • Brett St Gelais for being our Emcee
  • Mark Snyder for being our co-auctioneer
  • David Rysin ~ Magician Extraordinaire and philanthropist
  • The Pennysaver for some free advertising
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch for a stupendous Live Auction item
  • Maxie's Delicatessen for his Kosher 3 Foot Salami
  • Kaitlyn and Megan Snell for helping with everything
  • Stoughton students who helped serve our food
  • Chris Petrie and his 8-piece band "Insufficient Funds" for some tight music
  • Bobby and Cid and the Board of the Portuguese National Club for donating the hall
  • Nelson, PNC chef extraudinaire, for cooking our pasta
  • Our entire DIFD Committee for making all of this happen
  • Chinatown Restaurant for our wrap-up buffet
  • Dory & Mel Frankel for their help and generous donation of Britney Spears tickets
  • To all of our guests who attended the 4th Annual Doin' It For Diane Event!!

Last but not least a special thank you
goes out to our committee members:

    Terry & Joanne Schneider ~ Stoughton Chamber, Mark Snyder ~ PMP Network
    Anne Havlin, Christine Gallagher & Bridget Horan ~ St. Anthony's Free Market
    Suzanne Blacker & Hank Polanzak ~ Ilse Marks Pantry,
    David Fisher, Fred Yaitanes & Nadine Israel ~ Fred & Nadine Team,
    Steve Kelly ~ Kelly Contracting, Bettyann McKenzie ~ NE Sinai Hospital
    Cindy Pazyra, Reginald Van Fenwick Press, Bernie Planeta ~ Millennium Marketing
    Maria Pimental & Beth Snell ~ Randolph Savings Bank
DIFD shopping bag
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Doin It For Diane
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The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
Box 41
Stoughton, MA 02072

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