On Saturday February 3rd, the Women’s League of Reading, MA hosted their annual Winter Dance Fundraiser - a tradition dating back over 50 years. 230 local residents attended the event at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn to raise money for charities, scholarships, and social needs in the Reading area. This is the Women’s League’s largest fundraising event of the year, netting over $20K in one night from corporate sponsors, tickets, raffles, and silent auction items. The Women's League has been able to grow their annual fundraising significantly over the past few years which results in disbursements to over 30 local organizations including elder services, school PTOs, college scholarships, Reading Food Pantry, and Understanding Disabilities.
Women's League President, Erin Sinclair, shared the history and evolution of the organization that began in 1950. "Fundraising methods have changed with the times - Cookbooks in the 50s, Fashion Shows in the 80s- but the mission to support the Reading community has remained the same."
Special thanks were given to the evening’s Platinum sponsor, Done Right Services (Billerica, MA), as well as the generous local area businesses that continue to support this event every year.
Among the hottest items in the silent auction: a necklace donated by Simm's Jewelers, custom Tom Brady artwork by local resident Michael Kelly, a photo session with Katherine Henry photography and Tada Makeup, a private ride to school in a police cruiser donated by the Reading Police Department, a day on the set of This Old House, and many more valuable items and gift cards from our charitable community.