Women Helping Women

Today I attended a women's luncheon hosted by my church to support an organization here in New Jersey called The Center for Great Expectations. Great Expectations welcomes homeless, pregnant adolescents and their children, and homeless, pregnant adult women with substance abuse disorders and their children. The luncheon today was a fundraiser as well as an eye opener.
I won this fabulous basket in the silent auction.

If you ever get to the Biltmore you must try some of their wines...they are wonderful.

The serviettes and cheese board are from Pottery Barn and the cheese markers were donated from William-Sonoma! All of these items came wrapped in this beautiful basket.

The Center for Great Expectations has four main programs it runs...
The Adoleescant Program which aids young girls 12 to 20 years old who are pregnant and homeless.
The Program for Adult Women which aids women 20 years and older who are pregnant/parenting with substance use disorders.
Katy's Place which is a child development center.
Intensive Outpatient Program which is a service for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use and/or concurring disorders.
The center depends largely on its volunteers as well as the generosity of others...all prizes today were donated for the day's events. The center itself takes donations of supplies from church groups and other organizations as well as donations of time in the way of childcare, office help, cooking for families, and fundraising.
I think all the ladies at today's lunch had a lovely afternoon helping an amazing organization meet its financial goals.
I hope you are enjoying a restful Sunday.

Update...The Center for Great Expectations raised over $6000 at the women's lunch yesterday with 170 attendees. Awesome for them...it is such a worthy cause!!


  1. What an awesome win, Barbara! I love anything from WS and PB!! It's great that you were able to support such great charities! It makes the win so meaningful!

  2. Sounds like a very worthy cause, Barbara. Very lovely gift basket. xo

  3. this is such a great thing Barbara! I love the way this organization serves such a fantastic cause! congrats on the win... I've been to the Baltimore and found it to be simply beautiful!
    dee dee

  4. Barbara,

    Fundraising is a wonderful way to help people in need. It's must have been great to help in supporting the organization. The luncheon is a great way to get people involved. How sweet to have also won that super basket full of goodies.


  5. What a wonderful organization to support! Giving women more options while they are pregnant, and helping to keep them healthy, produces healthier babies!

    What a wonderful basket - I love fundraisers. You can have fun and do good at the same time!


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