December 9, 2013 (VMPR) – Palatine, IL. Palatine-based charity C.A.T.I.F. [Celebrating All That Is Feminine] will be hosting a Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser to continue their mission to support, empower and encourage in-need women and children who are experiencing crisis.

“C.A.T.I.F. is a fundraising arm for a variety of non-profit partners who give back to our community’s women and children,” said Kara Cermak, C.A.T.I.F. president and founder.

Among the recipients of the organization’s fundraising efforts since it organized in 2010 are WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger), The Society of the Preservation of Human Dignity (PHD), Lazarus House, North and Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) and several others.

To date, C.A.T.I.F. has raised $64,000 for organizations whose sole aim is to support women and children in-need. Visit to learn more.

As the C.A.T.I.F. website states, “Every one of us has been touched, encouraged and empowered by a Woman. That woman may be your mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, friend – or a complete stranger…” The goal of the organization is to pay that influence and positivity, forward…

The Holiday Wine Tasting  Fundraiser will be held Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at d’Vine Wine and Gifts, 742 E. Dundee Road, Palatine, Illinois.

Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchase by phone at 847-359-9463 or in-person at d’Vine Wine and Gifts. The cost at the door on the night of the event will be $30. Spaceis limited.