What happens when you mix a happy hour with designer handbags? You get a great time! I will be an MC for the Handbag Happy Hour set for tomorrow at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. It's a chance for women to socialize with their girlfriends and bid on some great handbags. Some of them are from celebrities like soap star Susan Lucci or actress Christine Baranski, who hails from Cheektowaga.
The best part of this event though is that it's a fundraiser for Everywoman Opportunity Center. This is a great organization that helps women who have been out of the workforce get the necessary training to land a job. Many women today spend years at home taking care of their families and then for whatever reason, financial need, divorce or death of a spouse are being forced back into the working world.
The EOC helps them learn the latest technology, teaches them interviewing skills, even provides them with professional clothes. This is the only organization of its kind, but it is expected to lose all of its state funding due to the budget crisis. That's why this event is important! Women need to be self-sufficient and who better than other women to help make that happen!