No, we didn’t get sneakier. But we did get craftier, by ending 2011 with our first-ever craft bazaar and reception: A WHO/O Holiday Affair to Remember! On December 1, we threw a house party in Columbus to give our friends and supporters a chance to mingle and celebrate the holiday season. We provided some delicious appetizers (thanks, board members!) and some special guests: local crafters who came out to support our cause and sell their wares. Throughout the night, a portion of all sales benefited Women Have Options. Vendors included:
Wholly Craft: Wholly Craft is an awesome local boutique for handmade goods in Columbus. They brought a great variety of their most popular items, including Stinky Bomb soaps, Out of the Pink Sky‘s vintage-styled jewelry, AmyD‘s handmade aprons, stationery and magnet sets by Poshta Design, and hand-sewn stationery and fabric scarves by Umbrella Girl Productions. We recommend this place highly! It’s woman-owned, supports progressive local organizations, and has items that you just can’t get any place else.
Jewelry for Choice: Based in Athens, Ohio, Jewelry for Choice is a group of jewelers who use their talents to support abortion access. They sell hand-crafted jewelry items and donate a portion of the proceeds to pro-choice causes like Women Have Options. The Never Again pendants are their most well-known item, but they sell many other kinds of pieces too.
Signature Wines: Signature Wines is an urban micro-winery in Columbus. Signature Wines is the only winery in Ohio with a female owner and award winning wine maker. They specialize in creating customized labels for gifts. Thanks to their help, we had our own WHO/O wine for the evening, including cabernet sauvignon, unoaked chardonnay, and zinfindel blush!
Additionally, local photographer Katherine Stewart donated a beautiful framed print of “The Buddha” for a silent auction, while supporter Grace Cherrington donated fabric gift bags for door prizes. Thanks for your generous donations!
Overall, the night was a huge success. Not only did we have a lot of fun, but we raised over $1300 for WHO/O. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, women all over Ohio will have a happy and healthy new year.
On behalf of the women we serve, Women Have Options would like to thank everyone who made our holiday event such a huge success. We are looking forward to 2012’s gathering already! In the meantime, we still have some wine left…any takers?