Yesterday marked the 5th year of the #GivingTuesday initiative, which last year alone raised $116 million dollars in online donations through 92Y, in partnership with United Nations Foundation.
#GivingTuesday falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Thursday, just in time to start the Holiday festivities! It’s also an amazing opportunity many of us have to give back to our communities and support a great cause.
The Business Ahead was invited to experience this firsthand with 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester’s (#100HWW) Annual Three Kings Day Toy Drive and Networking Event, which was held yesterday at Zuppa’s Restaurant & Lounge in Yonkers, NY.
Despite the down-pour of rain most of the day, dedicated members and guests did not let this damper their giving-mood as they arrived with unwrapped toys in hand, ready to mingle and have an amazing time. As we entered, we were greeted with bright smiles and warm hugs by 100HWW board members, while the music, by DJ Juan Carlos Macias, energized you to get on the dance floor with Salsa & Merengue, as well as some ol’ school jams.
Sponsors of the event included Goya Foods, New York Life, Yonkers Brewery and Zuppa Resturant. Raffle prizes included contributions from Goya Foods, Latina Magazine and DTP Wines.
We are honored to have been part of the festivities and able to share details of this great non-for-profit organization with our readers.
About the Organization:
100 Hispanic Women of Westchester is a non-for-profit organization serving Westchester and surrounding areas to foster enrichment opportunities for women and support young Latinas aspirations for higher education, while building bridges with members & the community.Each year, as part of their Young Latinas Leadership Institute (YLLI) program, 100HWW grants scholarships to young Latinas looking to pursue college degrees.
Meiling Macias-Toro is the New President of 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester, who served on the board for over twelve years prior. The remaining board of Latinas have also been long standing members of 100HWW, a few of which have just joined the Board this year.
Together, they make an amazing team, which was very evident at the Toy Drive their team approach towards the event was uplifting – working together to truly make this event such a success. Their eagerness & dedication to serve the Latina community is truly inspiring!