WINGS host fundraiser to help women in need

When I hear about good organizations and causes, I like to spread the word. One recent find I have discovered is a program called WINGS.

WINGS stands for Women in Need Growing Stronger.  The mission of the organization is to raise funds and awareness to end domestic violence and homelessness.

One way that WINGS does this is by offering shelter, education, guidance and support for women and children escaping domestic violence situations and/or who have become homeless because of such situations.

According to WINGS website, they receive 100s of calls a month for those in need of assistance, and as we all know, in this economy, donations and support for organizations like WINGS are down. Less money and support is not good for an organization that has helped over 4,000 families since it opened in 1985.

One thing that WINGS does to raise money though is that they host fun fundraisers. Just last week, they held one at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont to help their families in need.

If you are like me, you might have missed that fundraiser because you did not know about it; however, fear not, there is another one planned next week.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, WINGS will host a fundraiser at their Schaumburg Resale Store located at 855 West Higgins Road in Schaumburg.

Aside from shopping at the resale store, you can also choose from a long list of vendors to purchase from at the same time. B'Ray Design, Celebrating Home, Pampered Chef, Healthy Inspirations, and more will be on hand with goodies for sale.

Of course, if you find yourself light on money to go shopping, bring in your old gold and platinum jewelry to sell right there on site to a gold buyer.

For those looking for other things besides shopping, the event will feature other non-shopping things such as a wine tasting and a tarot card reader.

As regular readers may know, I do love a good wine tasting, so I am happy to say that d'Vine Wine & Gifts will be the one on hand hosting the wine tasting.

Of course, all proceeds raised at this event will go to benefit the families of WINGS. If you want more information on the event, call Phyllis at (630) 830-0558.

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