You're Invited to our 7th Annual

Harvest Supper

Join us for soup and salad pairings from local chefs and restaurants, wine, beer tastings, music and more to benefit Hands On Hartford. The event also features a live and silent auction.


Thursday, October 5, 2017
55 Bartholomew Avenue Hartford, CT 06106

Regular ticket: $75
VIP Ticket: $125

Kindly RSVP by September 21st, 2017 by calling Kate Shafer at 860-706-1505 or by email at

Click here to view the invitation!

The event will feature both a live and silent auction. We have some exciting live auction offerings this year:

Zulu Nyala African Photo Safari:  
Enjoy a once in a lifetime South African Safari! Package includes 6 days and 6 nights accommodations for 2 people at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge/Tented Camp, 3 chef-prepared meals per day, and two game viewing activities per day, guided by professional game rangers. (Airfare not included.) The Zulu Nyala game reserve was the filming location of the film "I Dreamed of Africa". Don't miss this amazing vacation opportunity!  (Value: $5,950)

Tandem Bike Adventure: 
Ever wonder what it would be like to try a tandem bike? Do you love the great outdoors? Bring a partner and learn to ride a tandem bike with HOH Board members (and tandem enthusiasts) Bobbi Schmidt and David Siegel and their spouses! Then take a rest and re-fuel with a delicious lunch.  (Value:  Priceless!)

Private Gourmet Dinner for 10:
Enjoy a private gourmet dinner for ten, prepared by Chef Howard Shafer, former Hands On Hartford board member and graduate of the French Culinary Institute in NYC. Chef Howard will prepare for you a four course menu, built around locally sourced food, taking into account your preferences and what is seasonally available from Connecticut farms.  Served at Hands On Hartford's Café at Fifty-Five.  (Value: $1,500)

"Howard created a wonderful night for us.  Not only did he make a marvelous, original and delicious meal that met our specific needs, he provided us with outstanding hospitality and his jovial and generous spirit.  Our friends and guests had a wonderful evening and an exotic, delicious gourmet meal.  Thank you Howard!"

-Bryan Hooper, HOH Board Member and winner of last year's gourmet dinner

Click here to view a full list of live and silent auction offerings!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

See below for links to their websites:

PNT Data
The Hartford
Housing Enterprises, Inc.
Naek Construction Company
Crosskey Architects, LLC
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Hoopes Morganthaler Rausch & Scaramozza LLC
Fiduciary Investment Advisors
Montagno Construction
Imagineers LLC
Acorn Consulting Engineers Inc.