I’ve had the opportunity and privilege of working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFB) for six years. I can still remember my interview with Erin and thinking how mammoth our warehouse was at the Brengle location. I was blown away with the food bank then and I continue to be amazed not only by what we do but what you our agencies do every day.
I have seen pantries grow from a few shelves to the size of classrooms. Stats increase from 20 families a month to over 200. It has been my greatest honor to assist you, our partner agencies, in that growth.
I feel so lucky to have worked with the best of the best in Central Florida! Every single person has had an effect on me; I can only hope that I have impacted you in a positive way. From the staff at SHFB (including Volusia and Brevard Branches) to every volunteer at our agencies, you have helped save a life from a few moments of pain and brought more than just a smile to their face, you have brought hope. Read More …
April 28, 2016
April 13, 2016
We’re about a month away from the 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! On Saturday, May 14th, Letter Carriers across America will help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger.
The Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2015, more than 235,000 pounds of food were collected in community and distributed out to our feeding partners over the course of a couple weeks. This helped kids, seniors, and families all over Central Florida, all thanks to you!
Click here to sign up to get a reminder email the day before the food drive.
Make sure to look over our most needed items list before the food drive. Thank you for helping to fight hunger on Saturday, May 14th!
April 6, 2016
Come along with me and find out how it is possible to pair Wine with Shoes!
When I first heard Wine Women & Shoes I have to admit to being perplexed. I knew plenty of ladies who loved both of those things but as a combination it surprised me.
So how exactly do you pair wine with shoes?
My current favorite wine is ‘The Velvet Devil’ it’s a cheeky Merlot out of Washington State.
I first encountered it in a restaurant not far from our Walk on Water friends in Lake Mary, who are vendors this year and part of a wonderful group of businesses who provide shopping opportunities for us at the event and donate 20% of their sales to Wine Women & Shoes.
So what pair of shoes might be paired with my favorite ‘The Velvet Devil‘? On reading the label, I am told to avoid a number of activities but there is nothing about avoiding heels, so off we go! Read More …
April 2, 2016
Hey! I’m Lainey, your Entertainment Committee Chair for Wine Women & Shoes 2016!
My committee and I oversee Wine Women & Shoes’ marketplace, wine pull, Sole Men, wine selection, and more—you know, the good stuff! The committee has worked very hard to make our sixth year the best yet. And although there are plenty of exciting changes coming this year, I’m most excited for our event marketplace.
Serious question: How often do you get to treat yourself to some great shopping and get the satisfaction of knowing your purchases were serving a good cause (other than your closet that is 😉 )?
Well at Wine Women & Shoes, it’s totally acceptable to do a little splurging—not only will you find an amazing array of things to shop, but 20% of the sales from our event marketplace go directly to Second Harvest to help feed our neighbors in Central Florida. Win, win! Read More …
March 30, 2016
How would you feel if we told you that there was an opportunity for prime seating during our Wine Women & Shoes Orlando program featuring Diana Simaan’s latest spring fashions in an exclusive Diva Den? The Diva Den includes 8 VIP tickets to Wine Women & Shoes Orlando, champagne and desserts for your group, a personally designated Sole Man to serve your table, AND two rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes the night of the event. This is more than VIP, this is Diva status!