Loft & Home Hosts YWCA’s Bagnificent! to Raise Funds for Worthy Causes

Toledo, Ohio. Sally DePerro, past YWCA board president, and Mary Martin, OptiVue CEO, both strong advocates of the YWCA, created a fun event for women to come together, shop, have a glass of wine and support the many worthy causes of the YWCA. In its third year, the purse auction has expanded to include many types of bags, including some for men, and is now Bagnificent!

What: Bagnificent! Silent and live auction event featuring authentic designer, trendy, unique, vintage and gently used bags. Patrons will bid on all types of bags including purses, golf bags, computer bags, briefcases, suitcases and diaper bags, as well as jewelry and chocolate. Event includes delectable grazing, delightful mingling and an enjoyable jazz trio.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Silent Auction 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Live Auction 8:00 p.m.

Where: Loft & Home Essentials
7103 West Central Avenue (west of McCord)

Admission: tickets $35 teen tix $15

“YWCA is best known by its mission - empowering women and eliminating racism,” comments Lisa McDuffie, CEO of YWCA of Greater Toledo. In Northwest Ohio, YWCA provide services for more than 23,000 women and children each year, including Battered Women’s Shelter, Newton Residency for homeless women, ENCOREplus breast-health program, HEARTplus, Youth Development teen pregnancy-prevention, Child Care Resources & Referral, H.O.P.E. Center for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, and Leadership Academy for Women.

For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact the YWCA Marketing Department at 419-241-3235 or Loft & Home Essentials at 419-843-7200.

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