CARP Annual Spring Luncheon Raises Nearly $500K

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – March 11, 2018

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee welcomed three hundred guests to its Annual Spring Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Saturday to celebrate the renewal of CARP. Funds raised totaled $487,000.

Following a reception in the Living Room, where new supporters of CARP mingled with current board members and long-term CARP advocates, guests moved upstairs to the Royal Poinciana Ballroom at noon for the luncheon and live auction and were welcomed by Chairwomen Mo Maynor and Lauren Arpel.

Board member Park Miller led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, and shared his support for CARP’s mission, followed by an Invocation led by Bishop Harold Calvin Ray. Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, stated that “CARP is returning to its beginning, serving the alcoholic and drug addicted underserved, with the initial projects of the men and women’s 12-step homes. We ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!” Construction began on the women’s home in February, and the men’s home is expected to follow soon.

Chairwoman Mo Maynor offered a heartfelt introduction to the guest speaker, Mark Lundholm — who moved the audience to laughter and tears as he shared his personal experiences with addiction, transformation, and Twelve Step Recovery. The live auction, emceed with aplomb by Jonathan Duerr, was a highlight for many guests, including the winning bidders.

Live auction donors included:

Dr. Fredric Barr, M.D. (Member, CARP Board of Directors), BallenIsles Country Club, Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor, Kevin Durant, Eastpointe Country Club, The Country Club at Mirasol, Park Miller and Patty Dean, Old Palm Golf Club, Guanabanas Restaurant, The Preserve at Iron Horse, Frenchman’s Creek,  and Tiffany & Co.

In attendance were Honorary Chairwoman Connie M. Frankino; Chairpersons Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor; Co-Chairwoman Lauren Arpel; Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County; Deputy Chief Mike Gauger; Sarah Willis, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge; Jonathan Duerr, live auction emcee; Jeff Sabean and Janice Palmer of Tiffany & Co.; and, Ainsley Charles and Ellen Fletcher of Neiman Marcus.

The Board of Directors of CARP is thankful for support from corporate sponsors including Tiffany & Co, Neiman Marcus, Rocco’s Tacos, Chromatix, Palm Beach Kennel Club, Clearbrook Foundation, Eretzor Consruction, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, and Redemptive Life Fellowship. Grand Sponsors include Connie M. Frankino, Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor, and an anonymous donor.

Contributions will support the development and operation of CARP men’s and women’s residences. CARP’s vision includes gender-specific 12 Step Homes for men and women that support supervised, abstinence-based recovery and offer hope to Palm Beach County’s vulnerable.

 

About CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc.
Founded in 1972, CARP has resumed its original mission — to offer hope to the underserved alcoholic and drug addicted. CARP residences will employ an abstinence-based 12-step recovery model proven to be effective against addiction, with 24-hour supervision. More information is available at: carpinc.org.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

CARP Annual Spring Luncheon Draws 240 Guests

Laurie Dhue (Photo: Lance Connelly)

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – March 14, 2017

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee welcomed two hundred forty guests to its Annual Spring Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Saturday to celebrate the renewal of CARP. Our Honorary Chairwoman was Connie Frankino.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

The Living Room at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach (Photo: Lance Connelly)

Following a reception in the Living Room, where new supporters of CARP mingled with current board members and long-term CARP advocates, music played by piper Patrick Crowley to honor deceased board members Harry S. Hamilton and Ellen Tansey initiated the luncheon as guests moved upstairs to the Royal Poinciana Ballroom.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

Dick Robinson (Photo: Paulette Martin)

Dick Robinson (above) began the luncheon program with the Pledge of Allegiance. Margaret Luce, Chairwoman, joined him to recite the Serenity Prayer and welcome guests. Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, followed by stating CARP’s building plans for men’s and women’s 12 Step homes have been submitted to the city of West Palm Beach, and were available for viewing at the luncheon, stating “This is just the beginning.”

Park Miller, speaking as an alumnus of CARP, stated that CARP is returning to its beginning — serving the alcoholic and drug addicted underserved — with the initial projects of the men and women’s 12-step homes.

Guest speaker Laurie Dhue brought an authentic message of recovery to the event. Ms. Dhue spoke of her journey through addiction, transformation, and recovery. You can read more in the Palm Beach Daily News article.

Committee members include: Lavinia Baker, Kerry Coyle, Lynda Henry, Rick Hutchinson, Esq., Barbara Katz, Margaret Luce, Chairwoman, Park Miller, Carl Nicola, Margaret Donnelley, Elizabeth Matthews, Fran Marcone, Robert Needle, Xiomara Ordoñez, Brittnye Parker, Alicia Vannini, Todd Weintz. Volunteers included Diane Seltzer, Amanda Marino, and Brenda Smith.

Note: Featured Image, top: Royal Poinciana Ballroom at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, with floral arrangements by The Palm Beach Connection (Credit: Lance Connelly).

GIVING TUESDAY

Help CARP Give Back this Giving Tuesday

CARP joins the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose.  Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire CARP’s community to take collaborative action to improve our community.

Taking place Nov. 29, 2016 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicating to giving — similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

CARP has been raising money to build Men’s and Women’s 12 Step homes, as well as fund the first year of operations. As CARP prepares for residents, the organization will be accepting donations of 12 Step literature (e.g., Big Book, 12 Steps & 12 Traditions) and everyday household items at the CARP office, 1626 Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach, 33401 on Tuesday, Nov. 29th (10 AM – 2 PM). Items needed include: sealed (or unused) tissues, toilet tissue, paper towels, toothpaste, alcohol-free mouthwash, shampoo, brushes, combs, and other essential toiletries; and, hair dryers and/or hair styling instruments (no bedding or clothing at this time). CARP will also be accepting donations online to offer the gift of recovery to residents.

Give one day, week, or month of recovery

“The most meaningful gift that we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.  We hope you’ll keep us in mind this giving season and remember that the holidays are about giving and creating a better world and community together,” said Kelly V. Landers, chairman of the board.

Give the Gift of Recovery

CARP Men's 12 Step Home

Serving the Alcoholic and Drug Addicted Underserved. Est. 1972.