YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – October 28, 2014 – Physicians Against World Hunger (PAWH) is embracing the spirit of generosity this holiday season by presenting “Giving Thanks: A Food and Wine Spectacular.” Sponsored by William Raveis Real Estate, “Giving Thanks” is the latest effort by PAWH to raise money for the hungry and homeless here in the region and abroad.

“Giving Thanks” will be held at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY on Sunday, November 23rd and will feature a cornucopia of food and wine vendors from around Westchester and Putnam Counties. Thyme Restaurant, Savannah’s Southern House, Gaudio’s Italian Family Restaurant, Chutney Masala, Via Vanti!, Peter Pratt’s Inn, The Travelers Rest, and The Winery at St. George are just a few of the restaurants participating.

The event will also feature a silent auction and live entertainment throughout the evening. Yorktown’s own country music star, Jessica Lynn will perform in addition the Lakeland Senior High School Chamber Orchestra. Also, Noel Carlson, a 16-year-old student at the Cortland School of Performing Arts, will sing the National Anthem. Tickets are available online at www.givingthanksspectacular.com

Dr. Michael Altamura, who founded Physicians Against World Hunger 25 years ago, said “We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship from William Raveis Real Estate which will take this event to a whole new level and help us address the needy both here and in developing countries abroad.”

William Raveis Sr. Vice President, General Manager, NY & Affiliates, Glenn Felson responded, “It is our great pleasure to be associated with so noble an organization as Physicians Against World Hunger. In particular we want to thank all of our agents throughout the Hudson Valley who have performed above and beyond the call of duty to enlist food and wine vendors and find participants of the silent auction.”

The primary mission of Physicians Against World Hunger is to help some of the most impoverished families in the world become self-reliant. It benefits the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless here and the Credit with Education Program abroad. The program aids women in developing countries where they are trained to be self-sufficient through the use of repayment and micro loans as well as receiving health and business education. PAWH is a registered 501-c3 organization.

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For a complete list of participating restaurants and vendors and to learn more about ‘Giving Thanks’ visit www.givingthanksspectacular.com