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Link to Libraries Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

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Link to Libraries is hosting its first ever Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser on April 4, 2024 at the Student Prince Cafe and The Fort in Springfield, MA. Join us for a fun night of networking and cheering on our celebrity bartenders in support of childhood literacy. The Student Prince offers complimentary parking.

Help our 12 celebrity bartenders reach their fundraising goal by making an online tip/donation before the event. 100% of funds raised will go towards the purchase of new books for children in need. The celebrity bartender who raises the most will be rewarded with a donation of 200 books to a school library of their choice!

Meet our Celebrity Bartenders!

5:00pm - 5:45pm Shift
Sheriff Nick Cocchi - Hampden County
Dan Moriarty - Monson Savings Bank
Michelle Abdow - Market Mentors

5:45pm - 6:30pm Shift
Louis Theros - MGM Springfield
Amanda Purchase - Symphony Hall
Seth Stratton - Fitzgerald Law, P.C.

6:30pm - 7:15pm Shift
Patrick Berry - Mass Appeal
Jessie Sierra-Ross - Straight to the Hips Baby
Michelle Wirth - Mercedes-Benz of Springfield

7:15pm - 8:00pm Shift
Drew DiGiorgio - Wellfleet
Matthew Bannister - PeoplesBank
Juan LaTorre III - Verizon

If donating in recognition of a specific bartender, please select their name in the "Referred by Select Team Member" drop-down menu on the checkout page.

You can make a difference by donating today to Link to Libraries:

  • $10 = 3 New Books for Children in Need
  • $20 = 6 New Books for Children in Need
  • $50 = 16 New Books for Children in Need
  • $250 = 80 New Books for Children in Need
  • $500 = New Books for an Entire Grade
  • $1,500 = 450 New Books for Children in Need

Books lead to brighter futures as research proves that reading proficiently is a child's best chance for success in school and in life. Yet in Massachusetts, more than 71% of third graders are reading below grade level standards. By providing books and programming, we are determined to support educators who are working tirelessly to overcome these challenges and set their students on a path towards success.

Link to Libraries is the largest distributor of books to school libraries and children in underserved communities in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. We rely on donations from local businesses and individuals to meet the ever-growing need for our books & programming.


Link To Libraries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute new books to the school and home libraries of children in need. By increasing a child's access to books, Link to Libraries strives to enhance the language and literacy skills of children of all cultural backgrounds.


  • Stephen Chiacchia
    • $75 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Lisa cummings
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Paula Welch
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 3 mos

Fundraising team (14)

Link to Libraries, Inc.
Juan Latorre
Team member
Drew DiGiorgio
Team member
Michelle Abdow
Team member
Dan Moriarty
Team member

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