Yesterday the local nonprofit organization, HOPE'S IN, hosted a sold-out event, Tea With Me. The event's goal was to celebrate women in our community while raising money for their organization.
Over 90 guests attended the mother/daughter tea party for a memorable afternoon.
"This past summer we knew that as an organization we were ready to bring our hearts to more places and broaden our battle for hope in Guatemala City. We decided that as an organization we wanted to learn what it would look like to come alongside children with disabilities in Guatemala City. So what did we do? We listened! Through the generosity of a grant from New York University we were able to spend two and a half weeks interviewing experts, advocates, and families in Guatemala City to learn how we could come alongside them."
"The event was a labor of love! We were grateful to have the support of community organizations who truly made the day possible. The Barrington Area Community Foundation's grant to host an event at the White House partnered with Barrington Bank and Trust and Barrington Wealth Management's generosity towards the event allowed us to have an beautiful event for our guests." McGovern commented.
"I know being a mom certainly has its ups and downs - it’s not easy. In fact, It’s the hardest job out there with little reward and little validation. But you are extraordinary at it and I swear, not a day goes by that I don’t think about how much I love you and depend on you. We all do."
"We are still on our way to reach our $25,000 fundraising goal. All the proceeds will go towards these families we aim to empower who are on a journey with their child with special needs."