Giving:verb to share what we have with others through our time, expertise and/or financial resources.
Party:noun a social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and having fun.
Raleigh Giving Party: Raleigh’s cozy, feel-good party that ushers in the holiday season. Girlfriends gather to mix, mingle, drink and donate to support local charitable organizations. Part girl power, part holiday giddiness, all altruistic, we give until it feels good.
You've probably been invited to at least one "sip and shop" party in your life. You know, drink wine, look at candles/jewelry/clothing/cookware/marital aids, and purchase stuff that you may or may not want or need. Who doesn't love a good candle/outfit/fry pan? Well, some big-hearted gals in Chapel Hill keenly thought perhaps they could put an interesting twist on this shopping party concept and do a little good locally at the same time. So they gathered up some fun, creative, do-gooder girlfriends and launched Giving Party in November of 2007.
Since then, girlfriends have gathered in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Charleston, Mill Valley, Calif., and Vancouver, BC, to support local nonprofits at Giving Parties. Now, seven years, eight cities, 50 charitable organizations, 1,500 guests, and $200,000 collective dollars later, we're continuing the holiday do-good spirit in Raleigh with our 4th annual Raleigh Giving Party!
We invite all of our girlfriends, serve wine and tasty food, and ask representatives from favorite local non-profits to share the good their organizations do. Our guests can make a donation to any, all or none of the organizations…there’s no pressure and the giving is anonymous. The point is just to give and have fun doing it!
Over the years and across the nation and beyond, nonprofits have raised friends and funds. Most importantly, connections have been made, volunteers have joined causes, and we love raising a collective glass across the miles to celebrate how easy, fun and fulfilling it is to give.
Contact us for more information, like The Giving Party on Facebook, and see us on Twitter and Instagram.
We hope you’ll join us December 4 to help celebrate the feel-good event of the season…and Give Until it Feels Good!