Service dog fundraiser

A fundraiser is being held Nov. 20 in Grove City for Eliana Gentilini, whose family has been raising money for the 9-year-old girl to get a service dog.

GROVE CITY – A fundraiser is being held on Nov. 20 in Grove City to help a 9-year-old girl reach her goal of getting a service dog.

Eliana Gentilini is autistic with severe combined ADHD and sensory processing challenges. A service dog will improve her quality of life and give her more independence and confidence.

The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at The HUB, 145 S. Broad St. It includes a silent auction with baskets and gifts from area businesses, bake sale, refreshments for sale and handmade crafts.

Paws for Eliana has raised $9,200 so far; the goal is $17,000. The family has been working with New Hope Assistance Dogs LLC, from Warren, Pa.

The family is looking for a few more community vendors and sponsors for the fundraiser along with volunteers.

Info: Contact Maggie Gentilini at 704-910-1868 or or visit

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