Tonight at the Northside Tavern, an event called Coats & Cocktails will celebrate the holiday spirit by raising funds for local needy families. Attendees will enjoy local holiday food, drinks, and live music.
To attend the event, guests are asked to donate $5. Instead of a cash donation, the group will also accept new and lightly used coats, scarves, hats, and gloves. All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to families in need through Churches Active in Northside (CAIN).
CAIN is a collection of 11 churches in the neighborhood of Northside. The organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity that grew out of a food pantry begun by a passionate Northsider, Jewel Davis Smith. Her work would eventually lead to the formation of CAIN, which today helps to provide food and other assistance to those with a 45223 zip code.