Calling all Girlfriends!

Wellspring to Host Girls’ Night Out Fundraiser

2018 Event File Photos – Cathy Duffy

SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Thursday, November 7, Wellspring is hosting their annual event ‘Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends’, to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence in our County, and to support their mission of supporting survivors, and engaging the community to end relationship and sexual abuse. The event is presented by Cudney’s Cleaners and M&T Bank and will be held at Longfellow’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Conference Center beginning at 6 pm. 

Tickets for the evening are $50 in advance, $75 at the door, and are available online at wellspringcares.org/events or by calling Wellspring at 518-583-0280.

Many years ago, a group of women-owned business shops in Saratoga came together to make a change! They worked with Wellspring and started an event called ‘Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends.’ It has grown into the amazing girls night out event that it is today (and ALL are welcome of course.) ‘Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends’ is a fun night out of shopping – featuring many local shops – a fashion show, great raffle prizes, food, a cash bar, and more! All proceeds raised help support Wellspring’s programs and services.

Domestic violence and sexual assault are prevalent in our community, but often hidden from view. ‘Girlfriends’ is an event that helps raise funds to increase awareness so that individuals know there is a place to get help nearby.

A few of the stores displaying at the event include Violet’s of Saratoga, Lifestyles of Saratoga, Spoken Boutique, Miss Scarlett, and many more as well as pampering services provided by The Saratoga Day Spa and Body Work Professionals.

Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk said, “Domestic violence cuts across all demographic and income categories–it’s a serious problem, even in prosperous communities. In fact, in Saratoga County domestic violence is the #2 most prevalent violent crime and the # 1 cause of family homelessness.

“It affects our entire community, which is why we are so grateful to all the local businesses who have donated their time, talents, and treasures to help us in our work on this important issue.” Ms. Fronk concluded.

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