Sherry Party makes holidays brighter
(from left) Alyssa Guido of Hinsdale; Elyce Rembos, owner of The Green Goddess, with Elaine Hoffman and Lisa Kramer, both of Hinsdale, co-chairwomen of Sherry Party
Updated: February 25, 2013 6:04AM
The Hinsdale Auxiliary of Children’s Home + Aid hosted an open house Sherry Party on Dec. 6 at The Green Goddess boutique in Hinsdale.
Guests were asked to bring a new toy and they willingly obliged: The 100 guests donated 175 gifts for children ages newborn to 5.
The Green Goddess contributed $2,000, which came from a percentage of the store’s revenue from the party’s sales matched by funds from Green Goddess’ charitable fund. An additional $920 was raised from raffle gifts donated by The Green Goddess.
Altogether the evening raised close to $3,000 to benefit children and families in Illinois supported by Children’s Home + Aid.
Gift cards for $50 each were presented to the children living at The Rice Center, a residential treatment center operated by Children’s Home + Aid on behalf of the Hinsdale Auxiliary.
“The Green Goddess and owner Elyce Rembos are so supportive of Children’s Home + Aid,” said Alyssa Guido, publicity chair. “Her beautiful store is the perfect setting for our holiday event; she sets a high standard for stewardship and generosity in downtown Hinsdale.”~.