When I was looking to shift into the nonprofit field I knew that I wanted to do something to help women and or children. I was blessed enough to be able to do just that. Not only does my work involve women and the planning of children but my life outside of work does too. In the last four weeks I have been involved in causes that positively affect the women of Memphis & Shelby County.
Dress For Success Memphis The Little Black Dress Event
This was my first year attending The Little Black Dress Event but it was also one of my first duties as a board member. The event was held at the beautiful Memphis Botanic Garden. This is one of the signature fundraising events for Dress For Success Memphis. We were graced by the beautiful voice of Ms. Wyndie Oh & dined on some awesomely delicious food. The night was great until I was outbid on an auction item….got to move faster next time.
Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Power of the Purse Auction
This was my third year attending the Power of the Purse Auction. My first year I was a guest, the second year I was a volunteer. This year I was a member of the host committee. Held at The University Club this auction was every woman’s dream. Everything from purses, shoes, jewelry, wine, art, spa packages to sports packages and more. There was even a special visit from the Glamorous Life girl herself, Ms Shelia E.
A Step Ahead Foundation Fifth Anniversary Celebration & Holiday Bazaar
I have worked at A Step Ahead for 4 years and it has changed my life. To know that the work that you do every day is helping to make a difference in the lives of women, especially young women is pretty good. We celebrated for two days. Friday night was our anniversary celebration. Being decked out in our cocktail attire we sampled some of the best food in the city, enjoyed our signature LARCtini cocktail, shopped with vendors and auctioned a painting by local artist Jimpsie Ayers. On Saturday we had our annual holiday bazaar. Food trucks, vendors, a bouncy house & face painting for the kids. Both events were held at Lindenwood Christian Church.
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I encourage you to visit the website for each of these wonderful organizations. They along with many others are doing some great work for women in Memphis. Don’t sit on the sidelines, help to make a difference in the 901.
Beewisdom- If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington