Mr Darby's annual Christmas Open House benefiting Cleveland Clinic Diabetes and Kidney Foundation
Mr. Darby's annual Christmas Open House has a special meaning this year.
For the past ten years, every open house donates proceeds from a 50/50 and basket raffle to a Valley organization or someone in need. Last year, Mr. Darby's was able to buy over $1,750.00 of food for the Salvation Army.
This year, the antique store will be donating to the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes and Kidney Foundation. Mr. Darby's owner, Bob Neapolitan, has struggled with diabetes for 50 years, and recently found out they were eligible for a kidney transplant in October.
Neapolitan says that his kidney failure came as a shock, as he has always kept them healthy over the years, but keeping them healthy for five decades is an achievement. That's why he chose the Diabetes and Kidney Foundation as this year's open house beneficiary, to raise awareness and encourage people to get proper treatment.
"Thousands of people every year develop diabetes and do not realize it, and do not seek proper care," said Neapolitan.
The Christmas Open House offer guests complimentary food and wine, provided by Chick Fil A, Bruno Brothers and Honey Baked Ham, while customers shop.
The Christmas Open House runs from 6 to 9 p.m. November 9th at Mr. Darby's Antique and Collectible Emporium on Market Street in Boardman.