|On Thursday December 5, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of United Way of Manatee County is hosting a “Holiday Treasure Chest Raffle” event to raise donations and awareness around the significant issues facing the youth in our community.
Raffle ticket holders will be eligible to win the Holiday Treasure Chest containing items totaling more than $1,500 in value. The Holiday Treasure Chest contains theater tickets, a limo ride, dinners, massages, golf games and some unexpected prizes like two flats of premium strawberries! Just in time for the holidays; it can be a gift to yourself or for those you love! The winning ticket will be drawn at 7:00 PM, and until then, party attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar. There is no cost to attend but each attending couple is asked to show at least one raffle ticket stub as their ‘admission’.
Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and will be sold at the door. This event will be graciously held at the Ezra Café, 5629 Manatee Ave W in Bradenton. At this event, there will also be an ‘angel tree’ where attendees will be invited to support the many ways in which Women’s Leadership and United Way impact the lives of our community’s children.
WLI is active in many local children’s programs, including ReadingPals in which 100 adult volunteers spend one hour per week reading with local kindergarteners. Other programs include an annual “Holiday with a Heart” at Just for Girls, volunteering for Let’s Bee Safe and the Big Bank Theory.
All proceeds go to the United Way of Manatee County and will support WLI and other programs. This is an open event, all are welcome to attend!