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Communities In Schools of NC First Annual Wine Women & Shoes Event Raises Over $58,000
Proceeds support Communities In Schools of North Carolina’s work with at-risk students
By: Communities In Schools of North Carolina
More than 325 attendees put their best foot forward with an evening of wine tastings from Trinchero Family Wineries, sensational shoes, shopping the latest fashion trends presented by local vendors, food prepared by Rocky Top Catering, as well as remarkable silent and live auctions. Attendees included the dashing local community Shoe Guys who presented the recent must-have shoes and accessories on silver platters, Miss North Carolina - Johna Edwards and the emcees for the evening - Lynda Loveland and Mike Chase from Mix101.5. With a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, a “Best In Shoe” Contest and a “Key to the Closet” giveaway, Communities In Schools walked away with over $58,000 to back their mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Sponsors behind the first annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event included the following: Verizon, Publix Super Markets Charities, Johnson Lexus, Martin Marietta, Insperity, Langdon & Company, LLC, Just For Kiix, Saks Fifth Avenue, MIX 101.5 WRALFM, Live Work Play, RPG Solutions and VantageSouth Bank. In-kind sponsors include: Blue Water Spa, Cana Collective, Emily Allane Photography, Triangle Town Center.
“The evening was truly incredible! On behalf of Communities In Schools of North Carolina, I would like to thank everyone who joined us and was a source of strength for this event,” said Beth Shore, Resource Development Director of Communities In Schools of NC. “We are looking forward to an even larger success at next year’s event and the opportunity to further the success of our youth.”
For more information about Communities In Schools of North Carolina, visit www.cisnc.org or call 919-832-2700.
About Communities In Schools of North Carolina
Communities In Schools of North Carolina, state headquarters for the Communities in Schools network in North Carolina, is a part of the national Communities In Schools network – the leading dropout prevention organization in the country. Currently, Communities In Schools of NC provides assistance to 37 local affiliates serving 44 North Carolina counties. In turn, these affiliates connect students and families to the community resources they need. Affiliates provide students with a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community. The mission of Communities In Schools is tosurround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information, visit www.cisnc.org.
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