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WOW Members: L to R, back row: Julie Basol (seated), Lizbeth Ryan, President; Martha Redpath, Funding Committee; Joyce Hawes, Volunteer Coordinator; Poppy Cunningham; Meg Brash, Vice President; Lynn Donnelly. front row: Mary McKinnon, Treasurer; Jeannie Pelsue, Vice President, Store Manager; Nancy Klopfenstein, Secretary; Liz Markowski, Pick-ups Coordinator, Funding Committee; Patty Paul, Vice President, Funding Committee.
Women of Wisdom was formed in 2007 by a group of like-minded women who wanted to give back to the community by pooling their resources to try and make a difference in the towns in which they live. In order to fund this giving circle that uses its resources to empower women and children in need, they put their heads together and decided to start a resale shop. Now the group is funded primarily through Sweet Charity, a 501(c)3 non-profit on Main Street in Vergennes. The store provides a constant source of funding for local philanthropic projects chosen by Women of Wisdom and for the work offered by Hospice Volunteer Services of Addison County, who helped fund the creation of the store. Sweet Charity sells items donated by the community and in turn, Women of Wisdom keeps the awards in the 5-town community. In addition, WOWSER funding, another arm of WOW, responds to emergency situations that may happen in this community or beyond our borders.
WOW also organizes periodic lectures called Caring Globally. These programs are given by women of the community who have given their time and effort to people in need outside the United States. Women of Wisdom invite you to our next presentation and to learn about the past lectures. For more information, call us at Sweet Charity: 802 877 6200.