Archive for November, 2011

Thanks to our loyal supporters and corporate sponsors, this year’s February 11th Baskets of Love event to support the women and children at WRCC (a transitional housing facility for The Coalition for the Homeless), was a total success.  This year, we were able to raise over $4,000 in cash for WRCC to allow them to purchase essential items for the facility and the residents; things that are not covered by their operational budget.

We were so excited to deliver the 75 baskets filled to the brim with personal items and toiletries for the female adult residents and children over the age of 10.  Over 50 donors spent their time and money making beautiful baskets that were personalized to the individual or family receiving it.  Each adult also received laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and a roll of quarters to help subsidize their expenses (families received $20 in quarters.).   STG volunteers were on hand to show the residents that we care - they helped residents take their presents to their rooms, and treated them to wonderful snacks and finger foods. Visit the Baskets of Love tab to learn how you can help us next year.

In addition, this year’s  1st Annual Bow Ties & High Heels marquee fundraiser to support Baskets of Love took place on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Tavern on the Lake in Metrowest. Over 100 guests joined us to listen to one of our new favorite jazz artists, Davye Stewart, mix and mingle with other supporters, win fabulous raffle prizes and have a great time. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: BLUEPRINT, City of Orlando; Atlantic Justice Law group, RYSE Magazine, and EventGrabber.  Thank you to the local promoters who helped us to spread the word about our event and to the organizations that donated raffle prizes.   Links to all of our sponsors can be found on our Sponsor Appreciation page.

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