The OCW2W May 4th Mother's Day Event was filled with laughter, fun, and lot's of enthusiasm as the group gathered to honor Nadine Haddad as "Mother of the Year". Guests were treated to a fashion show by Chico's and Marmi's of Newport Beach, with music to set the tone provided by DJ Lady E. Each guest received a beautiful gift bag of personal items from Home and Body, with another 100 overflowing bags gifted to under-served mothers in need at Grandma's House of Hope and Colette's Children's Home
The OC Women2Women St.Patrick's Day March event was filled with lots of laughter and fun to celebrate the theme of the day.
Lunch Club guests enjoyed the breathtaking view in their new venue, the Center Club of Orange County. Jerri Rosen, CEO of Working Wardrobes, discussed the impact we can have in helping women overcome challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work.
Working Wardrobes CEO noted "We have enjoyed a partnership on all levels, from fundraising to clothing drives and everything in between! We are very proud to partner with OC Women 2 Women and count the members as friends, donors, volunteers and wonderful supporters."
OCW2W held a lovely event honoring maternal bonds, and the influence of women in society. Marilyn Knowlden, one of the last remaining actors from the Hollywood Golden Years, treated the group to rare personal professional experiences and memories of motherhood. Enzo, of ENZO Floral Creations, generously demonstrated the basics of floral design. His inspiration and instruction guided guest as they created their own flower arrangement to share with a special woman in their life. Janine Wynn, set the tone for the entire event with two lovely musical numbers. Everyone was treated to a personal gift from Home and Body.
After months of isolation, it was great to get together and see each other in person! Walking, talking, laughing, and networking were big parts of the event. Walkathon attendees exceeded donation expectations, filling several cars with professional clothing benefiting the non-profit organization, Women Helping Women. We are proud to support their efforts to help women meet their potential in the workplace. A big shout out to the Moore Law for Children Corporation for their strong representation and boxes of donations.
Smiling faces greeted us as we delivered over $2,000 worth of lingerie to Women Helping Women as part of our "Lingerie and Lace" drive. Trina Fleming, WHW – Chief Executive and Program Officer noted “While undergarments is an area often overlooked when serving the unemployed, it is a critical need in order to support a great and confident first impression. The contributions of OC Women2Women translate into a job seeker’s relevant preparation for employment success.”
The overwhelming generosity of the incredible OCW2W community allows us to fulfill our MISSION: To inspire, empower, and invest in the lives of under-served women in Orange County.
Women Helping Women's efforts align with our mission, making them the perfect candidate for our support in 2021. OC Women2Women partners with organizations specializing in women’s issues, fueling change through donations and collaboration of resources.
With the support and incredible generosity of our OCW2W community, we delivered over 100 "Bags of Love" filled with essentials and unique personal gifts, bringing light into the lives of women served at Grandma's House of Hope. The lovely gift bags were stuffed with over $8,000.00 of donated items such as lotion, perfume, blankets, shampoo, socks, and even coats, to help warm the hearts of women in need living in our community.
The room at Fleming's 'Restaurant was packed with women gathered for the OCW2W Lunch Club event honoring Nadine Haddad, co-founder of Home and Body Company. Nadine inspired the group with her personal story of strength, struggling and surviving while building her company and raising a family.
Generous guests contributed to the OCW2W Twin Blanket Drive, with donations going to our 2020 designated non-profit organization, Grandma's House of Hope. Je’net Kreitner founder of Grandma’s House of Hope, thanked the group for their support and shared her extraordinary story of surviving homelessness and passion to provide hope for women experiencing personal crisis.
Marmi's Shoes and Fleming's Restaurant donated gift certificates for the raffle. Each guest went home with a gift bag stuffed with Home and Body Company personal care items, courtesy of Nadine Haddad.
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