On Friday, September 15th between 7 -11 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of White Plains located on Ridgeway in White Plains, the Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation will hold their annual fall fund raiser, the 2017 CORKS & FORKS. The evening will include a wine tasting, specialty cocktail bar, and tastings of fabulous dishes donated, prepared, and served by local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from this evening will benefit NAMI of Westchester, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation.
In announcing the CORKS & FORKS event’s beneficiaries, Maryann Martin, President of the Woman’s Club’s Foundation remarked, “Mental illness is at the root of many issues in society today. NAMI removes the stigma and provides information on awareness and treatment and advocates national public policy for millions of people and their families. We are excited to support their efforts. In addition to NAMI, some of the proceeds of the event will be earmarked to the work of the Woman’s Club of White Plains Foundation.”
NAMI of Westchester, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization that provides resources and programs to individuals who have a mental health condition and their families as they support their loved one. NAMI has a helpline, runs support groups and educational courses, and provides community mental health awareness through presentation programs. Its Ending the Silence program teaches middle and high school students about mental health and suicide prevention. All programs and services are provided at no cost. “NAMI relies on the generosity of donors and other contributors to support its projects. We are pleased to have the support of the Woman’s Club,” commented Sharon McCarthy, Executive Director, NAMI of Westchester.
The Woman’s Club of White Plains is a fellowship of women dedicated to community service for the purpose of enhancing the lives of others as well as their own through volunteerism. Its members provide financial support to local non-profit groups, volunteer thousands of hours every year, and maintain the historic CV Rich mansion which it has called its home since 1930. They sponsor volunteer, charitable and fund-raising activities as well as social, educational, and networking opportunities. The Club invites women of all ages to join them as it continues its work in the community. For more information about the Corks & Forks event, as well as other Club events and membership, visit www.womansclubofwhiteplains.org.