The Women's Club of Williamsburg hosted "Betty Bunco" night on Friday, May 20 to benefit 2 charities: Operation Smile and Heifer International. The successful night was able to raise over $350 for both organizations.
"I Think we were able to feed souls and stomachs," said Brandy Day, who participated in the game night.
The event was organized by the International Outreach chair of the Women's Club, Sue DiPette. She created the night in honor of Betty Cutts, a club member who passed away in January with a love for a good bunco night. But women from around the community and outside the Women's Club also took part in the dice game, raffle, and wine.
"It went wonderfully," said first-time bunco participant Lynda Good. "The best part was meeting women of all different ages, just a variety that was so nice!"
The Women's Club unites women in volunteer projects to benefit the community and philanthropic projects. Similarly, Betty Bunco night brought together 2 charities.
Operation Smile is a global charity providing surgery to children with cleft palates, known for its advocacy for safe surgeries of any kind. Heifer International supports sustainability and women's empowerment through programs that donate animals, farm equipment, and training for female farmers.
Both charities received a portion of the donations and ticket sales from the first-time event. The Women's Club will continue its work in the community with future events. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.womensclubofwilliamsburg.org
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