World Neighbors Hosts Second Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Fundraiser
OKLAHOMA CITY – World Neighbors is proud to host its second annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Meinders Hall of Mirrors located at 201 N Walker Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City, where shopping, wine tasting and female camaraderie come together to benefit the Work of Women (WOW!) membership program.
Guests will sip world-class wines from eight visiting vintners, savor delectable bites courtesy of Kam’s Kookery and Nothing Bundt Cakes as they shop their way through a sole-ful evening. Fashion retailers in the multi-designer shopping Marketplace will include Black Optical, Rustic Cuff, Closet Moxie, Head Over Heels, Heirloom Shoe, Liberté, Boho Gypsy, Plenty Mercantile, Story of Hope and World Neighbors, which will showcase the season’s latest styles in shoes and accessories, while charming “Shoe Guys” tempt guests with must-haves on their silver platters.
The event will also feature a fashion show with professional and community models, an exciting live auction, a wine wall raffle and a Key to the Closet raffle where the winner takes all of the prizes valued at over $10,000.
WOW!, recognized by The Journal Record in 2011 and 2012 as one of 50 “Programs Making a Difference,” is the exclusive beneficiary of the event proceeds, which will go towards their membership program that mobilizes women in support of a better life for other women in isolated villages throughout the world.
“Wine, Women & Shoes is the perfect chance to enjoy a girls’ night out while also making a difference in the lives of women across the globe,” champions Erin Engelke, spokesperson for World Neighbors.
Ashlea Briggs, Vice President Treasury Services with BancFirst is Chair of the second annual Wine, Women & Shoes. Sponsors for this year’s event include AT&T, BancFirst, Bob Moore, Colton & Associates, Distinctly Oklahoma, IES, Liberté, Mood, Susan Chambers, Slice Magazine, Lakeside Women’s Hospital, Barre 3, Brewer Carpet One, Downtown OKC and Allyson VinZant Events.
Advanced tickets are $75 or the Girlfriends Package is $275 (includes 4 tickets) and can be purchased at http://www.wn.org/work-of-women. Tickets will also be available at the door.
World Neighbors, a subsidiary of Feed The Children, Inc., works with people who are struggling to survive in some of the poorest places on earth. Instead of short-term aid, World Neighbors creates permanent change by working alongside villagers, helping them to identify and solve their own problems. Currently, World Neighbors reaches half a million people in 11 countries. Since 1951, World Neighbors has transformed the lives of 26 million people in 45 countries. To make a difference, visit www.wn.org.