Holiday Dreams 2017 - Family Charity Event Hosted By Christine Montanti and Featuring Comedian Chris Monty

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. December 2017

Long Island, NY - December 12, 2017 - For 8 years this program has been held, Holiday Dreams has been able to give hope back to an average of 200-250 families per year. These families are able to register through schools, churches, community programs, after care, shelters and more. To make this a more personalized experience, each registered family is interviewed and then a request list is created for each child. By spending a minimum of $100 on each child and purchasing the gifts that they requested, Holiday Dreams gives children and their families hope during the holidays. 

Christine Montanti. Photo Credit: Rob Rich 
This year’s event was hosted by Christine Montanti, Holiday Dream featured TV Comedian Chris Monty, performances by Professional Ballroom Dancers Marina Palacios and Dimitriy Saykovskyy, and Musical Artist Nicolette. Holiday Dreams was presented by Rhonda Klch of Equity First Foundation, Dean Spinato of TiedIn Media, and Larry McDonnell, board member for Holiday Dreams. There was an open bar, a silent auction by Bobby Ross, a photo booth, a DJ playing fun music throughout the evening, photography and video, party favors, sponsorship levels, and casino games. Steve Harper from K-JOY emceed the night’s festivities. Donations are made directly to Equity First Foundation.

Rhonda Klch, Larry Mcdonnell, Dean Spinato. Photo Credit: Rob Rich
Last year Holiday Dreams was able to raise $50,000 in kind donations and we offer our deepest gratitude to all who lent their support and time to this fundraiser! This year we hope to help at least 500 families by raising $100,000 in kind donations and need more help than ever.

Chris Monty. Photo Credit: Rob Rich 
For donations, and more information, please visit http://holidaydreamsli.com.
WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST
WHERE: Venetian Yacht Club, 494 Fire Island Ave, Babylon, NY 11702

Marina Palacios, Dimitriy Saykovskky. Photo Credit: Rob Rich
This was the 8th year this program has been held, Holiday Dreams has been able to give hope back to an average of 200-250 families per year by purchasing gifts for children who ordinarily would not receive any.
For more information, please visit: http://holidaydreamsli.com
Facebook: holidaydreamsli
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy and television under his belt, Chris Monty continues to delight audiences worldwide. His latest high profile projects include Vinyl (HBO), Red Oaks (Amazon), Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2 (Sony Pictures),  Kevin Can Wait (CBS), and Orange is the New Black (Netflix).
In his stand-up, Chris Monty channels a refreshing and unique style of the 1960’s cool funnyman mixed with a modern chic. His unique take on current topics and storytelling are reminiscent of the comics that would keep The Rat Pack in stitches for weeks. He spans generations in that older crowds love his his cool, retro style and younger crowds see a cadence that they haven’t seen on stage. It is truly something unique to experience..
For more information, please visit: http://chrismontylive.com
Facebook: ChrisMontyActor  |  Twitter: @comicchrismonty

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