Vintage Affair fundraiser to bring Oktoberfest to Mercedes-Benz headquarters

Customers of the Community Assistance Center view artwork up for auction at a Vintage Affair pre-pandemic fundraiser. (Submitted)

The Community Assistance Center (CAC) returns to an in-person event for its 20e Vintage Affair’s annual Oktoberfest-themed fundraiser on Saturday, October 22 at Mercedes-Benz headquarters in the United States.

This evening of food, fun and philanthropy will feature a traditional German band, an extensive menu of classic German dishes, a raffle including domestic and international travel and an auction to benefit the CAC’s mission to prevent hunger and homelessness in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

“This year’s Vintage Affair is shaping up to be one of our best parties yet,” said Pam Jones, CAC’s Director of Development. “We are pleased to be back at an in-person event at Mercedes-Benz Headquarters in the United States to share CAC’s mission and entertain our guests with a unique gala experience.”

Guests can expect an evening of entertainment and dining, featuring a Biergarten, authentic Oktoberfest-style food and music by The Little German Band, one of the premier South German music and dance experiences. is.

Mercedes-Benz headquarters will host the Vintage Affair fundraiser for the CAC this year. But customers can also donate and participate online. (Submitted)

An online auction will take place before and throughout the event, resulting in exclusive items that include a suite at an Atlanta Braves game of the 2023 season, an oceanfront getaway in Hilton Head, tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game, a one-week retreat to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and more.

Additionally, raffle tickets are on sale to the public, giving the winner the choice between a luxury Rhine cruise in Germany or a grand tour of the Pacific Northwest of Portland, Seattle and the Cascade Mountains (including the Mount Rainier) via train. Raffle tickets also provide access to the online auction, giving ACC supporters a chance to win big and help the ACC achieve its mission.

“More than 20,000 residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody live below the poverty line,” said CAC CEO Francis Horton, “and rising prices make the situation even more urgent. We are actively working so that all of our neighbors can prosper. Vintage Affair is a key part of our organization’s ability to provide emergency relief and social service programs to those in need.

Tickets for the Oktoberfest Vintage Affair celebration on October 22, as well as travel raffle tickets, are on sale now at vintageaffair.org; donations in lieu of participation are accepted at ourcac.org/donate online.

CAC is the primary social service organization for neighbors in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody who face financial hardship or unexpected emergencies. Founded in 1987, CAC prevents homelessness and alleviates hunger by providing assistance with basic needs (food, clothing, and financial assistance) while continually engaging clients to work toward greater self-reliance.

An auction and raffles will raise funds for the Community Assistance Center to help neighbors in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody who are facing financial hardship or unexpected emergencies. (Submitted)