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Special Delivery to be honored by The Thursday Club

(This post originally appeared HERE in San Diego Uptown News.)

Mission Hills-based nonprofit Special Delivery San Diego will be the special guest at The Thursday Club’s gala fundraising event Friday, April 26.

The evening of entertainment and dinner along with a live auction will be held at the Club’s Point Loma location, 1224 Santa Barbara St.

“This year we are proud to support Special Delivery San Diego,” organizers said in a press release. “Their mission is ‘to alleviate hunger and malnourishment in medially homebound people and people living with AIDS, cancer and other critical illnesses.’”

Special Delivery is headed by Ruth Henricks, and the 100 percent volunteer organization provides weekend grocery delivery, including food, paper necessities and personal hygiene items, to their clients. Henricks founded the nonprofit in 1991. It is located at 4021 Goldfinch St., next to Henricks’ restaurant The Huddle. Organizers for the gala said 91 cents of every dollar donated is put directly toward the meals served.

Established in 2004, the Thursday Club Foundation is a women’s philanthropic organization that has previously granted awards to Musicians for Education, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Rescue Mission and Good Will, among others.