Child & Family’s 40th Annual Taste

Sunday, October 29, 2023
to benefit our Child & Family Programs

Event runs from 5:30 PM to 8 PM
VIP Reception starts at 5 PM

The online auction will start Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 9 AM and final bids will be accepted at 7:30 PM Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Held at the Wyndham Newport Hotel at 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842

Honorary Co-Chairs Geremie & Jeff Callaghan, Derek & Lea Savas, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez and Representative Julie Casimiro along with Event Co-Chairs Sharon Alemany & Lynette Dawley invite you to join your favorite Rhode Island eateries for a delicious evening of tasting, sipping and mingling as we celebrate Taste’s 40th anniversary. Bid on exciting silent auction items while learning about and supporting Child & Family’s community programs.

Please note: Our event is currently being built with exciting new silent auction items and Tasting Station Partners that are being added daily so please continue to check back.


Payments for Community Partner sponsorships, tickets, and donations may be made online or via check or donor-advised funds. Checks payable to “Child & Family” may be mailed to Child & Family, Attn: Jennifer Whelihan, 31 John Clarke Rd, Middletown, RI 02842. Credit card payments may also be taken over the phone by calling our office, 401-848-4141.

For questions, contact Jennifer Whelihan, or 401-848-4141.
Child & Family is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, number 23-7058381.
Thank you for your support!

Silent Auction

Our online auction will start Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 9 am and will close at 7:30 pm Sunday, October 29, 2023. You can bid in person at Taste or from your phone!

Preview some of our exciting packages HERE.

Child & Family is looking for exciting auction items for our Taste of Newport Silent Auction.
Please return completed forms with your donation to:
Child & Family, Attn: Jennifer Whelihan, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI 02842

For further information or to arrange for donation pickup please contact:
Jennifer Whelihan at (401) 848-4141 or
Following the event, a letter of acknowledgment will be sent to you for your records.

Wine Raffle

Enter to win an Overnight Stay at Castle Hill Inn with Afternoon Tea, and a Gourmet Breakfast

Please see one of our volunteers at the Wine Raffle table or check-in table to purchase a Wine Raffle Ticket. Tickets can only be purchased at Taste of Newport on October 29, 2023, in Middletown, RI. Every ticket includes a bottle of wine so everyone wins! (21+)

Package includes a one-night stay in a standard room, including afternoon tea and a gourmet breakfast for two guests. Castle Hill Inn is a historic Rhode Island hotel. This luxury Newport RI hotel, located on a 40-acre estate offers upscale rooms, distinct dining, event venues, and spa along the coast. There is no better place to stay in Newport, then Castle Hill Inn. Kindly note, this package is valid any Sunday through Thursday, based on availability, excluding holidays and dates in July and August. Expires December 15, 2024.

Thank you to Castle Hill InnNewport Restaurant Group, and Mancini Beverage

Wyndham Newport Hotel: Host Venue
Kim Fuller, Born To Rise: Event Photographer
Austin Bullock: Event Musician
Mancini Beverage: Wine Raffle Sponsor
Child & Family’s Special Events & Development Committees

As you know, the past few years have been challenging for everyone. Services provided by Child & Family have never been in such demand as they are right now, with waitlists in every one of our programs. Between the pandemic, the housing crisis, and inflation, the most vulnerable population in our community desperately needs our help. Child & Family is always looking for Community Partners to support our programs.

If you are interested in joining us as an event sponsor for our  40th Annual Taste of Newport on Sunday, October 29, 2023, please see our sponsorship opportunities packet.

Please reach out if you would like to discuss these opportunities further.

Thank you for supporting the mission of Child & Family!
Dana DiMarco, Vice President of Development & Communications
(401) 848-4150