La Casa en Su Casa "Silver Linings"

June 17, 2021 @ 5:30PM — 6:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Honoring Newark’s and La Casa de Don Pedro’s unsung heroes throughout this unprecedented pandemic.

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Join us for La Casa en Su Casa, La Casa's annual fundraiser from the comfort of your home!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Complete with guest speakers, handcrafted video segments, musical performances, and a virtual wine and cheese tasting, La Casa en su Casa is La Casa de Don Pedro’s annual fundraiser you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Hank Zona of The Grapes Unwrapped will lead the storytelling of La Casa en su Casa’s honorees. You’ll enjoy presentations while Hank discusses the evening’s hand-selected wines from Casa d’Paco’s own label, an emerging Spanish restaurant in Newark with owner and founder, Angel Leston. You’ll enjoy the wine with perfectly paired cheeses and charcuterie from Maplewood Wheelhouse, veteran cheese professional Aaron Kirtz’s specialty boutique.

Marcy DePina, Newark artist, DJ, executive director and producer will join Hank and Angel as co-host.

This past year has been like no other. While it’s been full of tragedy and uncertainty, stories that demonstrate people going above and beyond have shined through the darkness. These “silver linings” show the true depth of humanity and remind us of what we can achieve when we do it together.

La Casa de Don Pedro is pleased to announce the following honorees...

The Essential Workers of RWJ Barnabas Clara Maass Medical Center and RWJ Barnabas Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

The Essential Workers of Audible’s Newark Working Kitchens

The Essential Workers of Valley Bank

From the bank tellers to the custodians, to the mortgage lenders, we'll honor Valley Bank’s branches that have remained open to fulfill the banking needs of the Newark community.

We will also honor some of La Casa's hardest working Frontline Workers.

Jessica Viera & La Casa's In-Person Study Hall Child Care Team

La Casa’s dedicated team of in-person childcare professionals have created a safe space for children to attend virtual schooling from the comfort of our well-equipped community center.

Tune in to hear Youth and Family Center Manager Jessica Viera discuss the importance of La Casa's study hall child care program. She'll share the ways her team is going above and beyond to make sure children haven't missed a beat during virtual schooling for Newark's youngest and brightest pupils.

Dante Lara & La Casa's Community Engagement Team

La Casa’s lean but resilient team have adapted their outreach efforts, always willing to do what is needed. From engaging the community on census outreach and providing small business support to distributing food and other essential supplies, they do it all.

Take a stroll through the Lower Broadway neighborhood with Dante Lara, La Casa's Community and Economic Development Division Coordinator and HUD-Certified Housing Counselor. He will break down just how integral La Casa is to the community that we've called home for almost 50 years.

Thank you to our sponsors!





JW Pierson
Rutgers University - Newark
ShopRite of Newark

Daniel Czerniawski
Lucia and Enrique Diloné
Greg Maher (on behalf of the Leviticus Fund)
Security On Point, LLC.


Arcelio Aponte
Mayuri Chandra
Ronald Chaluisan Batlle
Julio Colon
Dawn Gammon
William F. Griffeth, Jr.
Dr. Gayle Griffin
NJ Citizen Action
NJ Community Capital
Deborah and James Purdon
Richard Roper
Ivette Rosario
Grizel Ubarry

Wine & Cheese Pick Up Instructions:

Free Delivery to Essex County residents. Delivery will arrive by June 16. La Casa will email you with a delivery window, For those outside of Essex County, you will be emailed a choice of two locations for pick up - either in Maplewood or Newark.