Gals That Give Charity Gains Momentum in Central Delaware

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Gals That Give is giving back to non-profit organizations through monthly “Girls Night Out” events. To date, the events have collectively raised over $8,300 for local charities in Kent County, Delaware.

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By connecting local non-profit organizations with the Gals That Give community, we hope to make a substantial impact where we live and breathe every day.

Newly launched non-profit, Gals That Give invites women to their “Girls Night Out” event on Thursday March 20th, 2014 for dinner, drinks and philanthropy. The event will be held in Dover, Delaware from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Women interested in attending can RSVP online by March 17th.

Gals That Give was founded in late 2013 by four woman professionals that have a profound interest in philanthropic work. “The concept combines the typical professional networking event with an evening out with the girls. Every girl welcomes a chance to have a nice dinner out to catch up with old friends and meet new ones,” says founder Erin Barrett, Events Coordinator of The Outlook at The Duncan Center.

Held on the third Thursday of each month, the proceeds go directly to the designated charity for that month. The entry fee is $25 and includes a three course menu with an appetizer and dessert. Refreshments and a cash bar are also available.

In addition to dinner and drinks, there is a chance to win items from a silent, “pick-a-prize” style auction and participate in a 50/50 raffle. Auction items are donated to the cause from local businesses and have included home décor, fashion accessories, professional services, artwork by local artists and gift certificates to local restaurants. Each event has approximately 15 to 30 auction items and all funds raised by the auction and raffle go directly to the charity of the month.

March will mark the fifth Gals That Give event. To date, Gals That Give has raised over $8,300. “We can attribute our success to the growing network of women that continue to support Gals That Give by bringing a friend, donating an auction item and spreading the word through our social channels like Facebook and Twitter," says founder Kim Willson, partner of Ruggerio Willson & Associates.

In addition to raising funds, the Gals That Give event is the ideal opportunity for the featured charity to educate others about their mission through presentations and guest speakers. In February, there was not a dry eye in the room when and cancer survivor Ray Failing shared her personal experience and appreciation for Cancer Support Community’s work with the audience. “Gals That Give goes beyond the typical networking event. The ladies that join us each month are from all generations, professions and causes. It truly brings us together as a community,” says founder Christina Lessard of Lessard Builders.

According to their mission statement, community is a key factor behind the work of Gals That Give. “We believe that women are a fundamental component to building stronger communities and relationships in our area,” says founder Stephanie Turner, CPA at Faw, Casson & Company. “By connecting local non-profit organizations with the Gals That Give community, we hope to make a substantial impact where we live and breathe every day.”

The next event on Thursday, March 20th will benefit Purrfect Haven, a local pet rescue that was established in 2005. The event will be at The Outlook at The Duncan Center in Dover, Delaware from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Those interested in attending the event can register via the online invitation here.

About Purrfect Haven Cat Rescue
Founded in 2005, Purrfect Haven’s mission to help prevent the abuse of companion animals through education, adoption, medical and social rehabilitation and spay/neuter programs. Purrfect Haven is devoted to rehabilitating and placing abandoned and homeless cats through a network of foster homes and adoption events. Every Purrfect Haven animal goes directly to private foster homes before becoming available for adoption, allowing every cat to be evaluated and matched with the perfect family during the adoption process.

About Gals That Give
Gals that Give was founded in late 2013 by Kim Willson, Stephanie Turner, Erin Barrett and Christina Lessard. Gals That Give recently earned their 501©3 status by teaming up with the the CenDel Foundation.

Gals That Give is giving back to the local non-profit organizations in the Kent County, Delaware community. Gals that Gives' mission is to cultivate local community non-profit organizations by connecting them with a larger network so they can continue to make an impact where they live and breathe every day. To date, Gals That Give has collectively raised $8,300 for four Delaware charities, The Next Generation (NextGen) Southern Delaware, Shepherd’s Place, Communities In Schools and Cancer Support Community Delaware. Gals That Give is on Facebook, Twitter (@GalsThatGive) and can be reached via email GalsThatGive(at)gmail(dot)com.

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