BENEFITING: Women's Housing and Economic Development Corp.
EVENT DATE: May 12, 2016
Women's Housing and Economic Development Corp. wrote -
Instead of dressing down for charity, dress up! Show your support for WHEDco by wearing a bow tie, hair bow or other bow accessory on Thursday, May 12th.
- Form a Team: Create a campaign on behalf of your company on this Crowdrise page and invite your colleagues, friends and family to support your fundraiser. The winning team will receive 15 tickets to the Yankees/Orioles game at Yankee Stadium on Monday, July 18th.
- Participate: Wear a bow tie, hair bow, or any other bow accessory - the bolder, the better - and tell people about the cause. Participants are encouraged to donate $10 to help build a greater Bronx.
- Sponsor a Participant: Not feeling bold enough to sport a bow? Support WHEDco to directly impact families living in the South Bronx.
- Happy Hour and Best Bow Competition: Join us at 5:30 p.m. for happy hour at Draught 55 (245 E. 55th Street). There will be a $10 cover charge (paid in advance via Crowdrise or at the door), which will go directly to WHEDco.
- Spread the Word: Show off your bow on social media by using #bowtiesforthebronx. Don't forget to tag WHEDco!
$10 - Includes entrance to the happy hour event at Draught 55
$25 - Includes entrance to the happy hour event and a silk bow tie
$50 - Includes entrance to the happy hour event and a custom Bronx bow tie, made in the Bronx by Wonder Lee 123 (while supplies last!)
For nearly 25 years, WHEDco has worked to create thriving communities in the South Bronx, the poorest urban Congressional District in the country. Each year, WHEDco's Education and Youth Development Initiatives foster high academic achievement and provide wrap-around Family Support & Counseling Services for over 1,300 school-aged children, ensuring that they have the resources that every child needs to succeed and that so many of us take for granted. The Bow Ties for the Bronx campaign will support five children in WHEDco's full-day Summer Arts Day Camp, where they will engage in academic and arts enrichment activities and participate in weekly field trips to places such as the Bronx Zoo, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Hall of Science.