The 5th Annual Tea will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 from 2 - 5 pm. We can't wait!
Originally a British Tradition, "tea" is a meal and "going to tea" is a social event involving sandwiches, scones, fabulous desserts, hot tea and great conversation. Wearing a "tea hat" is highly recommended.
Each year we sell out of tickets for the 200 seats in a fabulous ballroom, so click below to follow us on Facebook (Yes.We're on Instagram and Twitter too!)
Tables at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center Ballroom seat 10 and are assigned seats, so that you can sit with your company or friends. The cost is $40 per person.
Your tickets buys tea sandwiches, scones, a dessert tray and hot or iced tea. Event t-shirts, holiday ornaments and cards are for sale at the event. Net proceeds go to CHLA's Amerman Dog Therapy Program, part of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Almost all of our proceeds come from silent auction bids on generously donated baskets, and private and local corporate cash donations. At our last tea, we raised $11,000. In the past 4 years, we have raised over $45,000.
We have tables of silent auction items, great food, a hat booth, a photo booth, musical entertainment and an opportunity to meet handlers and dogs from CHLA's Dog Therapy Program.
Volunteers at the event are mostly friends of Tory Kane, our inspiration for this event. For the last few years, we were thrilled to include among our volunteers, students from the Highland High School Key Club.
What is a therapy dog? I'm glad you ask! Click here to meet Clyde. He and four other therapy dogs came out to AV for our tea event: