Butzel Long Plans PBJ & Wine Event to Benefit Gleaners Food Bank

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 DETROIT — Butzel Long is hosting a “PBJ & Wine” fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait St. in Detroit. The suggested minimum donation for each attendee is $50 with 100 percent of the donation going directly to Gleaners.

In addition to unique peanut butter and jelly themed appetizers created by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s executive chef, there will be wine, live music and a silent auction.

“Butzel Long is celebrating its 160th year in 2014, a proud history that includes a long tradition of serving the metro Detroit community,” said Justin G. Klimko, president and managing shareholder, Butzel Long. “The PB&J Wine event continues that tradition. We are pleased to be able to support Gleaners’ work in serving those in need.”

Earlier this year, the Butzel Long Women’s Leadership Committee collected 160 jars of peanut butter and jelly from the law firm’s employees to donate to Gleaners, in recognition of our 160 years as a Detroit-based business.

The cost of the Peanut Butter, Jelly & Wine event is 100 percent underwritten by Butzel Long. All donations will be matched by the Gleaners Hunger Free Summer campaign thanks to the Charter One Foundation and other generous partners. “This means that a $50 donation becomes $100 to help feed hungry children in southeast Michigan this summer,” added Boufford.

To register, visit butzel.com/events/. For inquiries, contact Debra Geroux at 248-258-2603 or geroux@butzel.com. Walk-ins are welcome. Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted at the door on the day of the fundraiser for Gleaners Community Food Bank.

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