Tickets On Sale Now

2018WWWPostcard4x6_FRONTTickets are on sale now to the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause Luncheon on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Fairmont San Jose starting at 10:30am. This year’s theme is “Conjuring Good Will For All.”

Join us for a delicious luncheon and silent auction to celebrate and support the endeavors of three local charities working to lift up children and families in need including:

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (http://cadvocates.org) – Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to children in the foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect by providing a trained, dedicated volunteer to mentor and advocate for the child’s best interests.

The Village House (https://www.villagehousesccca.com/) – An interfaith shelter of hope serves as a place of refuge for homeless and medically-fragile women to serve as a safe place to take the first step towards a productive and stable life.

Heritage Home (https://www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/heritage-home/) – A residential program to help pregnant women overcome homelessness, learn life skills to overcome life obstacles to become loving mothers Heritage Home is restoring lives and rebuilding communities through innovative programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, training, and spiritual transformation.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. The 2018 event will take place on Friday, October 26th, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Purchase your tickets now.]

SAVE the DATE – October 26th

WWW LogoWe are back at it again! SAVE the DATE – October 26, 2018, starting at 10:30am at the Fairmont San Jose. Plans are already underway to make this year’s Wonderful Witchy Women With a Cause luncheon fundraiser the best one yet! With Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (http://cadvocates.org), The Village House (https://www.villagehousesccca.com/), and Heritage Home (https://www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/heritage-home/) inspiring our efforts, we hope to see you all there!

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 26th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. SAVE the DATE! Tickets go on sale on Sept. 17, 2018.]

Congratulations to the Selected 2018 Charities

The Bella Vista League is thrilled to announce the non-profit organizations selected to benefit from this year’s Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause silent auction and BVL_greenluncheon fundraiser to be held the last week of October at the Fairmont Hotel. We are looking forward to supporting these worthy local organizations in their daily efforts to help those in need. Please visit their web sites to learn more about the work they do and the families they have helped.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (http://cadvocates.org) – Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to children in the foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect by providing a trained, dedicated volunteer to mentor and advocate for the child’s best interests.

The Village House (https://www.villagehousesccca.com/) – An interfaith shelter of hope serves as a place of refuge for homeless and medically-fragile women to serve as a safe place to take the first step towards a productive and stable life.

Heritage Home (https://www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/heritage-home/) – A residential program to help pregnant women overcome homelessness, learn life skills to overcome life obstacles to become loving mothers Heritage Home is restoring lives and rebuilding communities through innovative programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, training, and spiritual transformation.

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Non-Profits Selection for October 2018

TabletopPumpkins, witch hats, fall leaves… not quite what you were thinking about as you looked out of your winter window?

Not true for the Wonderful Witchy Women. Images of Fall are starting to form in the minds of the members of the Bella Vista League. Phase one of planning for our annual fundraising luncheon event is already underway. The BVL committee responsible for coordinating the selection process for this year’s hopeful candidates to benefit from the 13th annual Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause fundraising event to be held in October, is hard at work vetting each non-profit organization so that the BVL members can vote on them.

It is stunning to imagine the number of people who need help in our own “backyard.” We hold onto hope when we learn that there are so many worthy organizations providing meaningful and positive change for those in need. Nonprofits ranging from an eating disorder clinic to domestic violence – families and children in crisis can be found throughout the Bay Area. A record, 17 nonprofits have been nominated by the BVL membership. One of the many benefits of BVL membership is the ability to nominate a non-profit organization and participate actively in the final selection.

Hey Wonderful Witchy Ladies, please feel free to share your thoughts on any of the Bay Area Nonprofits we have served in the past or hope to serve in the future.

[This is an original post by BVL member, Lisa M., to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. The 2018 event will take place in October at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

After All Is Said and Done…

The 2017 Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction fundraiser is now in the history books. On Friday, October 27th, we welcomed a crowd of about 500 guests. The room sparkled with the many glitzy, crazy, intricate, creative, original, colorful, and downright fabulous witch hats.

Lights flashed as guests took a moment at the step & repeat banner to show off this year’s wonderful witchy hat. Attendees learned more about the charities at their respective tables. Champagne flowed while guests sipped a glass of bubbly as they considered a mystery box or two from Kendra Scott, bought a few boxes of chocolates from the Candy Men, and bid on the many silent auction offerings. After a delicious lunch, personal stories of need and success captured everyone’s attention during the program. Donations to help our non-profits (Operation Freedom Paws, CityTeam Heritage Home, Family Supportive Housing) were generously given. And the lucky winner of the diamond earrings from Joe Escobar was announced.

And now, after all has been said and done, there’s not much more to do except to say, from the tippy tops of our wonderful witchy hats to the bottoms of our collective hearts,Thank You

Thank you to the non-profits who continue to support our neighbors in need. Thank you to our sponsors and donors who gave so generously to support the non-profits. Thank you to all of our guests for being a part of this yearly event. And thank you to the wonderful witchy women of the Bella Vista League who once again, pulled off another spectacular event. Until next year…

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. The 2017 event took place on October 27th, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

 

 

A Comedian, A Singer, and an Amusement Park

What do an amusement park, a comedian, and a singer have in common? You guessed it – all are signature events at the silent auction fundraiser. Entertainment items for bid are always a big hit at the Wonderful Witchy Women event. And the ones below will certainly not disappoint.

My childhood is filled with wistful memories of many trips to this land of fantasy and fairy tales. Despite the hordes of visitors, Disneyland will always hold a special place in my heart. Make your own special memories for you and three friends with this fabulous package.Disneyland Page

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Here’s an exclusive – tickets to a studio taping of Tosh.0. How fun-ny would that be?

Tosh Page

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And how about the services of this popular singer in Silicon Valley:Sargon Isaac Page

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Your Guide to the 2017 Wonderful Witchy Women Luncheon and Silent Auction

Get ready for a fabulous middle-of-the-day luncheon and silent auction fundraiser! There’s going to be so much activity going on, we thought we would help you by putting together a checklist of things to do when you arrive at the event. You don’t want to miss out on a single thing. In fact, we highly suggest you get there when the doors open at 10:30am so you have plenty of time to check off everything on this list.

CheckboxJust before registration, walk the red carpet and flash those pearly white teeth for a photo at the Step & Repeat banner. Show off that fantastic witchy hat by yourself or with your friends.

CheckboxWhen you register, you will receive your bidding number and, very importantly, a ticket for a complimentary glass of champagne to start off the event right.

As you first enter the Silent Auction area, you will be greeted by the beautiful melodies coming from the grand piano. Lee Allen has been the pianist adding relaxing music to the event for the past few years. [There’s nothing to check off here; just wanted to give him a shout out.]

CheckboxTake your free champagne ticket to the lovely witchy woman surrounded by glasses of champagne waiting to be consumed.

CheckboxFind the nearest Candy Man and purchase a box for $25 ($20/box if you get 2 or more boxes) of rich delectable chocolates from Chocolate Dream Box to receive your ticket(s) to enter the drawing for the sparkly diamond earrings valued at $6,500 sponsored by Joe Escobar Diamonds. These little boxes sell out every year.

CheckboxMake your way to the Kendra Scott table to make your donation of $50 per mystery box to own your newest piece of Kendra Scott jewelry valued at $50 to $200. Only 60 boxes will be available, so don’t wait too long.

CheckboxPeruse and bid on your favorite Silent Auction items. Many are one-of-a-kind that you won’t find anywhere else. Remember, the silent auction closes at 1:00pm sharp!

CheckboxStop by the Centerpieces for sale. These are uniquely designed each year only for the Wonderful Witchy Women silent auction fundraiser. Our Decor committee was hard at work creating these – only 58 available to purchase! They will look amazing on your dining room table or in the foyer.

CheckboxStop by the table where representatives from each of the non-profits we are supporting are seated; learn more about their organization and how they’re helping local women and children in need.

And this is just the beginning…before the program begins. Now it’s time to sit down at your table and enjoy a delicious lunch made with the freshest ingredients and autumnal flavors. And don’t forget – all mobile bidding and silent auction closes promptly at 1:00pm!

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]