Wine Women & Shoes event set for May 16


Episcopal Children’s Services will host its fourth annual Wine Women & Shoes event at Timuquana Country Club at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

An irresistible blend of fashion and compassion, Wine Women and Shoes events are all about putting the “fun” in fundraiser, according to organizers.

Wine Women and Shoes gives women the opportunity to get glamorous with their girlfriends while enjoying varietals from top winemakers, all for a good cause. Episcopal Children’s Services’ “sip-sational” event will feature local and national wine brands, a shoppable multi-designer marketplace with fun finds including clothing and accessories and charming Shoe Guys ­serving up this season’s must-haves on silver platters.

In addition to shopping and sipping, guests will enjoy a marketplace with the latest trends and go-to finds, a luxe raffle called “Key to the Getaway,” which features an unforgettable trip to Mexico. There is also a silent auction and a fashion show with a few familiar faces.

Everyone is invited to bid on silent auction items and shop at local and national clothing, shoe and jewelry vendors, all to benefit Episcopal Children’s Services.

Tickets for the event are $150 with all proceeds benefiting Episcopal Children’s Services’ mission to create opportunity so that the children served can achieve their full potential.

“The fourth annual Wine Women & Shoes Jax event allows us to share our agency impact in the community and engage with supporters as well as those who are learning about our wonderful organization,” said ECS Chief Development Officer Lauren Hopkins. “Episcopal Children’s Services is pleased to produce this event to raise money for our youngest citizens in North and Central Florida and help the children and families we serve build a strong foundation for life.”

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Founded in Napa Valley in 2005, Wine Women and Shoes is a fun and fashionable national event series that lets women put their most generous foot forward, sip to their hearts’ content, enjoy an evening of mission-focused fundraising. With events in more than 200 cities, it has helped net more than $90 million for various causes across the country.

Last year’s local event raised more than $107,000 for children and families in North and Central Florida.