United Way Women's Initiative of Volusia County to hold champagne social event Wednesday in Ormond Beach

ORMOND BEACH -- The United Way Women's Initiative of Volusia County will hold its champagne social event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Molto Bella Boutique, 140 N. Nova Road. It will include champagne and chocolate.

Admission is the donation of a silent auction item with 20% of all sales from the event to be donated to the Women's Initiative.

Molto Bella Boutique will provide Thad Cline, Cinda b and Vietri raffle items with proceeds from the raffle donated to the Women's Initiative. For more information or to RSVP for the silent auction social event, please email Alicia Casas: acasas@unitedwayvfc.org.

Fast Facts:

The United Way Women's Initiative was launched in 2004 to help women and children in need, including those who are homeless. The group has helped to build houses for homeless women and children through Habitat for Humanity, provided money for food banks and other social service agencies, and raised more than $500,000 from its annual "Power of the Purse" fundraising event. Donations collected at Wednesday's event will be used for the Power of the Purse fundraiser on Aug. 2.
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