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Women Helping Women to host superhero-themed evening tea fundraiser

By Staff | Mar 5, 2015

“Sometimes You Have to Be Your Own Superhero” will feature live music and entertainment, silent and live auctions, dinner, libations and handmade desserts by students of the Maui Culinary Academy led by Chef Cheech Shurilla. Last year’s benefit featured a Dr. Seuss theme.

WAILUKU – Women Helping Women will host its 18th annual elegant tea fundraiser on Sunday, March 8, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.

The theme of this year’s event, which falls on International Women’s Day, is “Sometimes You Have to Be Your Own Superhero,” a tribute to the heroism of domestic violence survivors who transformed their lives through empowerment, courage and determination.

This “super” evening will feature live music and entertainment, a silent and live auction, dinner, libations and handmade desserts by the students of the Maui Culinary Academy led by Chef Cheech Shurilla.

“Every year, we see women surviving domestic violence, using superhuman strength they never knew they had, leaping through legal obstacles and financial crises and facing fears we can only imagine. But they do it. And they conquer domestic violence, day by day, struggle by struggle,” said Women Helping Women Executive Director Stacey Moniz.

“Life just isn’t as simple as the good guys versus bad guys. But for this one day, International Women’s Day, we will celebrate the heroes in our community.”

Women Helping Women is a unique provider of crisis intervention and support services for direct and indirect victims of domestic violence.

The mission of the organization is to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention, while offering safety, support and empowerment to those impacted by domestic violence. Proceeds from this annual event will help to keep this mission alive.

“Please join us in helping those who couldn’t help themselves,” said Women Helping Women Board President Massy Cashen.

“Your donation to Women Helping Women will change lives and will go a long way. I know this because I was once a recipient of that wonderful assistance. I am grateful for its volunteers and staff who make a meaningful difference in the lives of the women and children who went through a terrible domestic violence experience.”

Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed like their favorite superhero (or superhero alter ego) and help Women Helping Women celebrate another year of service.

Tickets are $150 per person or $1,650 per reserved table, which seats up to 11 people. Tickets can be purchased online at www.womenhelpingwomenmaui.com/events/18th-annual-event/or by checks made payable to Women Helping Women and delivered to 1935 Main St., Suite 202, Wailuku, HI 96793.

For more information about Women Helping Women, visit www.whwmaui.net or contact the main office at (808) 242-6600.