We have some amazing partnerships with many social service agencies throughout the state, but, unfortunately, many of those agencies don’t always have the funding needed to cover the cost of our programs. To generate revenue that helps reduce the program’s costs for those agencies, we hold an annual fundraiser so that we can bring our program – and provide a powerful experience – to many more girls throughout New England.
The event, Musicfest, brings together live music, great food, an auction and more. Past performers include Elizabeth Lorrey, The Rafters, Audrey Drake and Ian Ethan Case, just to name a few. The highlight of the event last year was when a young builder named Ava Liponis joined Chelsea Berry on stage and performed for the first time. Chelsea will be back this year, along with a few new artists that may be new to many of our supporters. The combination of wonderful music and incredible energy from supporters who believe in our mission of empowering girls makes for a truly amazing event.
Since our first year, when we gathered 100 people in a beautiful Victorian house in Concord, The Common Man has been a consistent supporter and we are so grateful for the support of the staff. Each year, with their help, we ramp up our efforts to provide an amazing night for everyone. Last year’s event was no exception: Along with The Common Man, we welcomed Anthony Martino of Gabi’s Smoke Shack. Anthony parked a large smoker trailer at our location the night before our event and smoked meat through the night. Our supporters arrived last year to the smell of pulled pork, pulled chicken and Texas hot sausage. Folks are still talking about the food we had at our Musicfest last year
We also had some great South American wines that were donated by The Imported Grape, and amazing bread donated by Good Loaf.
There are many other businesses that provide food, drink and raffle prizes, and many of our individual supporters step up with incredible donations. Last year we were able to raffle two iPads and auction off some really impressive items.
If you’d like to meet some incredible folks, listen to some wonderful music, eat some amazing food and toast to our next year, we’d love to have you join us at the Art Institute in Manchester Nov. 8 from 6-9 p.m. Not only will you enjoy a wonderful evening, but your donations will go toward providing young girls an empowering summer camp experience. Get your tickets here.
Please plan to join us; it’s a win-win for everyone!
Girls at Work, Inc. is a non-profit organization that offers our services to organizations that work with girls from group homes, low-income families, with incarcerated parents or parents in rehab. (While our focus is at-risk girls we don’t turn anyone away.) We also work to build partnerships with youth organizations that focus on girls at risk. We rely on funding and sponsorships to help subsidize the cost of our program. Please consider donating to our cause!