Women’s Giving Alliance
Press Release
November 6, 2019

Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA) invites Nassau County women to attend a program, “Thrift Shops Matter”, at its fall Connector Meeting on Wednesday, November 13, from 4 to 6 P.M. at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue, Fernandina Beach.

During an informal panel discussion, participants will explore how contributions of “slightly used” clothing and housewares can directly help Nassau County women and girls. Representatives of two area thrift shops, Micah’s Place Purple Dove Resale Center and Barnabas’ New to You, will describe their operations and address myths many attendees may have about thrift shops. The discussion will focus on how shopping at thrift shops for unique items at great prices can be fun, and, more importantly, on how people’s donations and purchases provide valuable revenue and support for much-needed assistance programs for women and girls in Nassau County. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

Fifty Nassau County women are among the more than 470 members in the five-county Northeast Florida area that belong to the Women’s Giving Alliance, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida. The organization’s current focus is “Breaking the Cycle of Female Poverty”. Members pool their philanthropic giving to make a lasting impact on the lives of women and girls. Since 2001, hundreds of women in Northeast Florida have joined WGA, making an annual contribution of $1,500 each. Through these contributions, WGA has made grants totaling more than $6.5 million to more than 50 nonprofit organizations, including several in Nassau County. For more information on WGA, go to www.wganefl.org.

There is no charge for this Nassau County-based program but pre-registration is requested at https://www.wganefl.org/events/2019/nassau-county-connector. For more information on the event, please contact WGANassau@gmail.com or (904) 310-0796.

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