FAIR Girls is a DC-based organization that fights the exploitation of women through programs of empowerment and education. On October 1, DC WISE, a non-profit consisting of eleven women from the local real estate world who raise money for local organizations, will host a cocktail party and silent auction to benefit FAIR Girls.
FAIR Girls provides crisis intervention, court advocacy, and comprehensive case management services to domestic and foreign-born trafficked girls. From its home office in Washington DC, FAIR Girls operates programs in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, as well as in the U.S. Among its prevention and education programs, FAIR Girls helps women caught in sex trafficking and prostitution rings escape and begin anew. The organization is small, and the $60,000 that DC WISE is on track to raise by the end of the year would pay the annual salary of a case worker. Each case worker can work with up to 15 girls.
FAIR Girls helps women like Amelia, an immigrant who came to the U.S. when she was 18 years old and was treated like a modern day slave, all while living two miles from the White House. With the help and services of FAIR Girls, Amelia received job training, counseling and three years of guidance and assistance in obtaining a visa.
The members of DC WISE.
To reach its fundraising goal, DC WISE is hosting a cocktail party and silent auction at Room & Board on 14th Street (map) on October 1st. In addition to cocktails and food, the items up for auction will include a weekend stay at the Greenbrier in West Virginia, courtside Wizards tickets, VIP Capitals tickets, a wine tasting class, SoulCycle packages, and gift cards to local retailers and restaurants. For full details and two buy tickets for the event, click here.
The members of DC WISE include: Melanie Hayes, Mandy Mills, Claudia Vitale, Valerie Cline, Jennifer Landgraff, Lindsay Dreyer, Heather Davenport, Kymber Menkiti, Jen Angotti, Jenn Smira and Pam Wye. DC WISE's first target organization was N Street Village, which provides services for local homeless women, including a day center, a wellness center, addiction recovery programs and community living. The group raised $30,000 for N Street Village in 2014 in its first fundraising effort.
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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/local_real_estate_ladies_raise_money_for_dc_causes/10326.
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