The Wilton Woman’s Club is throwing its 10th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser a week from today, on Thursday, March 30. The beneficiary this of this year’s fashion show and luncheon is a year-long initiative with the Wilton Youth Council to educate youth and adults in Wilton about how to prevent substance abuse. The club hopes to raise significant funding to benefit the effort, just as its event last year raised $35,000 for the 2016 beneficiary, the Wilton Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail.
The 10th anniversary allows club members to look back at the achievements of the last decade of the club’s 50-year history, including significant financial contributions as well as awareness-raising and community action.
Lorraine Winsor and Jen Toll, the Wilton Woman’s Club’s current co-presidents say it’s breathtaking to realize just how much the hundreds of women involved over the years have done for the wider Wilton community.
“We are so proud of the support we have been able to provide to so many worthy organizations. Our talented and dedicated members have helped us grow over the past 10 years, and looking forward, we are inspired to continue giving back to our community in meaningful and relevant ways,” they tell GOOD Morning Wilton.
In addition to last year’s $35,000 that was raised for the Wilton Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the club has donated over $200,000 over the past 10 years to dozens of community non-profit organizations:
In addition, there have been several specific projects where the Woman’s Club has dedicated volunteer time and attention on a continual basis over the years. The club has:
Of course, looking at just 10 years of philanthropy to go along with the 10th anniversary of the WWC Fashion Show demarcates just one-fifth of the contributions and community involvement Woman’s Club members have generously given in the club’s history. To learn more about how the WWC was started and found its focus, please enjoy a look at the club’s 50-year history, which we published in March of 2016.
And to help the Wilton Woman’s Club continue to be a vibrant, supportive part of the community for decades to come, consider both joining the club as a member and purchasing a ticket to this year’s Fashion Show and luncheon. Tickets are still available on the Wilton Woman’s Club website. The afternoon will include a silent auction, a prize drawing from JetBlue, a delicious luncheon, and a fun fashion show with spring styles from Lord & Taylor and modeled by WWC members. The event is from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club.