I know that many of you aren’t local to us at NewlyWoodwards, but I know there are some of you out there who are. And I’m so darn excited to host this upcoming event that I have to share.
Because one of my favorite and most talented friends is donating her time to make it a success. And because it’s going to be really fun. And most importantly, because the event is being held to support an organization that I believe in. An organization that empowers women to make a better life for themselves and their families – Dress for Success.
To a fall sign-making workshop with the fabulous Jen from Onion Grove Mercantile. Her custom, hand-painted signs live in homes and business across the country and have even been featured in FOLK magazine. (And more importantly, one of her masterpieces lives in Henry’s nursery.)
At this workshop, Jen will walk you through making a fun, fall sign for your home. We’ll start with reclaimed barn board and paint, and you will go home with your own work of art that night. Several autumn designs will be available to choose from. (Check out her fabulous designs here.)
Fall snacks and drinks will be provided, along with great raffle prizes and goodie bags for all attendees.
In lieu of a cost for the workshop, please consider a donation to Dress for Success Quad Cities. 100 percent of donations go to the organization, which empowers women toward economic stability by providing them with business-appropriate clothing, mentoring and professional development programs.
When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Fireworks Coffee House, 2139 16th Street, Moline, Ill.
Please RSVP or make a donation online here. (When you RSVP, you will have the opportunity to donate to Dress for Success online through a secure PayPal transaction. Remember – all supplies will be provided. There is no cost to make the sign, get your goodie bag, or enjoy fall treats.)
Also, feel free to invite your friends and family. Share this invite to other women you think would be interested in making their own decorative signs, meeting other women and helping Dress for Success Quad Cities. The more, the merrier! (Please ask friends to RSVP if they plan to attend so I can be prepared with enough supplies.)
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I know we’re all busy. And many of us are strapped for cash. But, if you are willing to spare a couple dollars to help this organization, I hope you know that it will be so appreciated. There are women out there who don’t have any money to buy a suit for a job interview. And women who don’t have anyone to help them craft a resume and work on interview skills. And women who just don’t know how they’re going to make ends meet to support their families. These are the women that are served by Dress for Success. (If you wish to donate to the organization, but cannot attend, simply follow this link and RSVP. After the RSVP screen, you will have the opportunity to donate through PayPal.)
Oh, and everyone who donates through the online system is going to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card to Dress Barn. (Thanks, Dress Barn!) Pretty sweet, huh?
Anyhow – I hope you’lll join me in supporting this organization in some way.
(Also, if you are part of an organization that would be willing to provide items for guest goodie bags or raffle prizes for guests, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)