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Supporting the Council on Aging's SmileMaker's Holiday Gift Program

Hi Friends and Family,

I am excited to share with you an amazing campaign and virtual event that I am supporting this year, the 2020 An Evening of Comedy, hosted by the Council on Aging—Southern California  (COASC).   This year’s annual event will be a live-streamed comedic hour of humor, fun and compassion for their mission.

Three amazing comedians, Jay Mohr, Fritz Coleman and Frances Dilorinzo will be entertaining us on Saturday, October 3rd (7-8pm PST), as a celebration of the virtual fundraising campaign effort that takes place from July 1st – October 3, 2020.

Just as in years past, this special campaign will directly support their SmileMakers Holiday Gift Program and other services for thousands of lonely, isolated seniors. But without a silent or live auction as part of the event this year, it is your personal contribution that will provide the necessary funding to support this program.

The COASC provides a wide range of free programs and services to over 240,000 seniors in a 5 County area in Southern California, helping them remain healthy, connected and protected.  You can learn more about COASC at

As a dedicated Volunteer of the Council on Aging this event is important to me because no senior should be forgotten at the holiday season.  For 2020, the SmileMakers teams will collect, wrap and distribute close to 7,000 gifts.

I need your help to raise these vital funds for the SmileMaker’s Holiday Gift Program and help me reach my fundraising goal of $5,000. No gift is too large or too small.

Learn more about the SmileMaker’s Holiday Gift Program Here: 

Thank you for joining me in making a difference in the lives of seniors in nursing homes in our local SoCal communities.



Team Organizer
Wendy Benkert 714-745-7194