Meet Rene – real estate broker, fabulous hostess and woman with a cause – Cocktails for a Cause to be specific.
Cocktails for a Cause was sparked when Rene’s talent for throwing a great party met an overwhelming desire to provide diapers for babies of low income mothers.
“I read an article about the health consequences for babies wearing dirty diapers because their mothers could not afford to purchase enough to keep their babies clean,” said Rene. “And I was inspired to do something about it.”
So Rene did what she does best – she invited her friends over for a cocktail party… and asked them to bring diapers and wipes. They did -- 4,450 diapers plus 2,500 wipes! The “product” of this party benefited 116 babies through the Denver Health Foundation and just as important -- demonstrated the amazing power of women working together.
The mission of Cocktails for a Cause is pretty simple:
Cocktails for a Cause empowers women
by providing resources and hope
to serve the needs of our local community.
Most charitable organizations need monetary contributions so cash contributions are always encouraged! But sometimes writing a check is not enough to inspire someone to give. When you actually give a product – diapers, coats, etc. – the giver is making a connection to the persons in need. To help make a connection to the charity, Cocktails for a Cause requires the charity to attend the event and give a short presentation about the organization.
Cocktails for a Cause is all about fun and friendship. It’s about women creating a powerful network that can make amazing things happen – for them as well as women and children in need.
Cocktails for a Cause is a not-for-profit organization registered in the state of Colorado, as well as a 501(c)(3) IRS approved charity. CFC is not affiliated with any of the charities that are its beneficiaries.
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As soon as Rene told me about her idea for Cocktails for a Cause, I said sign me up! I loved the idea of working with different charities in the community, and love to see the power of women coming together to help others in need. I’m always amazed at the extreme amount of generosity that we see, and how excited people are to help others and make an immediate impact.
Kathryn currently works in the Insurance & Financial Services industry and brings her administrative and financial skills to serve on the board of Cocktails for a Cause.