Commemmorating 15 Years of Community Service

Because we are in an unprecedented and uncertain time with the pandemic, we have sadly decided not to hold our annual Wonderful Witchy Women luncheon and silent auction. Our primary concern for everyone – sponsors, donors, members, and charities – is to stay safe and healthy.

Since 2005, together, we have raised well over $3.5 million dollars for local Bay Area non-profits. We have given to several wonderful organizations supporting women and children in need.

In our 15th year of fundraising, we want to do what we can to support the CityTeam Heritage Home. They have profoundly changed the lives of women and their babies by getting them off the street, away from drugs and alcohol, providing educational opportunities to finish high school and enter college, and to live their best lives for and with their children. This was the very first charity the Bella Vista League sponsored in 2005 and it seemed fitting that they would be the beneficiary of our fundraising efforts for this special 15th year.

We ask that you help us help them this special year of Wonderful Witchy Women with a CauseAnything you can donate will be greatly appreciated. It is our hope that you might choose us as your holiday giving gift this year and give what you might have given this year had we been able to put on our annual event. Please visit our web site to make a donation.

[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.]

Tickets Go On Sale on 9/23 – Annual Wonderful Witchy Women Fundraiser

 

Dust off your wonderful witchy hats because it’s that time of the year again and tickets are going on sale on Monday, September 23rd! You are invited to join our cause to support this year’s local Bay Area non-profits that are working throughout the year to help women and children in need.

Don’t miss the spectacularly designed hats parading throughout the halls of the Fairmont Hotel on Friday, October 25th, or the amazing items in the silent auction (stay tuned to this blog for more details on those!) or the delicious cuisine prepared for attendees or or or…well, you get the idea. There’s lots to experience at this annual event and we look forward to seeing you there. Tickets are $160 each.

[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 2019 event will take place on Friday, October 25th, at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel. Doors open at 10:30am.]

2019 Wonderful Witchy Women Prep Underway

It’s us again! It’s our 14th time around and we’re gearing up for another spectacular event in October again this year to benefit local charities serving children and families in need. The Bella Vista League spent the last months nominating, culling, voting for, and finally selecting this year’s fortunate non-profit organizations. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce that our 2019 fundraising efforts will benefit:

Canterburyv5_logoThe Canterbury Bridge serves the vulnerable and underserved students at San Jose State University by offering housing and food to students in need.   www.canterburybridge.org

Support4Recovery_logoSupport 4 Recovery supports the recovering community.  Financially helping them find stable housing and offering guidance to help transition them into society with long-term sobriety success. www.support4recovery.org

Screen Shot 2019-05-20 at 1.07.08 PM CityTeam Heritage Home helps pregnant women overcome homelessness, addiction, and other hardships while becoming loving mothers to their newborn babies. www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/heritage-home

So, follow this blog (column on the right ==>) OR bookmark it to get the latest news on the upcoming Wonderful Witchy Women luncheon fundraiser. Word to the wise – it’s never too early to start shopping for your most spectacular witchy hat.

[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 2019 event will take place in October at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel. Date to be announced soon, so stay tuned!]

 

Buy Your Wonderful Witchy Women Event Tickets NOW

The time is nearing. The main event is next week and EVERYthing is on overdrive to make sure all turns out as fun and elegant as past years, perhaps even better. If you haven’t bought your event tickets yet, now is the time. The last day for purchasing tickets is Monday, October 23rd, by midnight. You can get them right here.

Don’t miss out on the 12th annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction fundraiser. We are working for Family Supportive Housing, Operation Freedom Paws, and CityTeam Heritage Home this year. All are worthy non-profits with great need.

Don’t forget your crazy, elegant, humorous, original, colorful, dramatic, sweet, terrifying…well, you get the idea…witch hat! Either make your own or purchase one at Out of the Envelope or Black Cat Hats stores in downtown Los Gatos. See you there!

See details below in the digital flyer.

TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH MONDAY! 

 

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The Bella Vista League’s 
12th Annual 
Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause 
Luncheon and Fundraiser
 
Where: The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose 
When:   October 27, 2017 
Time:     10:30am – 2:00pm 
Tickets:  Tables of 10: $1,700 Premium Table 
     General admission $135 per ticket or $1,350 for a table 
 You will be seated with other wonderful women. 
 
Use this link as below to get your tickets
or would you please consider
making a donation if you cannot attend?
 
DONATE NOW: 
 
TICKETS: 
Attire:    An open heart, a smile and a WITCH HAT or other Halloween hat
[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. Purchase your tickets now and join us!]

Behind the Scenes – Making the Video

The Bella Vista League kicks off the program each year with a video. This video includes interviews with representatives from each of the non-profits supported by BVL and personal stories told by people helped by the non-profit organizations.

As the video plays, more often than not, throats become dry, eyes begin to water, and hearts feel heavy as the attendees listen to the families relate the crises they faced. Everyone is transfixed by the dejected tone in their voices and the pain they suffered. But then, they move onto how that non-profit offered their help. Strangers that only knew their faces and their need. There is wonder. There is gratitude.

And through their journey to get back on their feet, they learn their own strength. With the guiding presence of the non-profit, they learn to stand on their own.

And the tears fall. Not a single dry eye in the audience. And this is why we are all here.

The making of this video is a challenge to keeping one’s composure for our BVL members that create it. Oftentimes, they could feel their own eyes water as the personal stories are told. They want to stop, hug them, and cheer them on. But they have an interview to complete and a video to produce. A piece that truly is a work of love.

At Operation Freedom Paws facility…

Visiting Heritage Home

A stop at Family Supportive Housing

[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. Purchase your tickets now and join us!]