The Fourth Annual Women Helping Women Benefit Breakfast will take place Thursday, November 18th at 9:30 at Manny’s Beach Club. In addition to breakfast and camaraderie, the event will include live music, a raffle and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $25 and includes entry in the door prize drawings.
The Benefit Breakfast is a fun event, and the raffles and auctions are a great way to get a jump on holiday shopping for truly unique gives. Breakfast will be served under the palapa at Manny’s. The restaurant will be offering $2 mimosas and $3 Bloody Mary’s during the event. Live music will be provided by Heber Murua.
Last year, in spite of Covid restrictions, the breakfast generated $5,500 which was used to benefit a center for women who are recovering from addiction. Women Helping Women’s goal for the rest of this year and for coming years, is to focus on the needs of women and children who were in the shelter because of domestic violence continue to work toward self-reliance.
Women Helping Women is a non-profit organization in Rocky Point, founded by Nancy Britos, who moved from Paraguay to Puerto Peñasco many years ago. She has always had at her heart the mission of helping women and children in difficult situations.
Britos said, “Our goal is to create a safe space where women can live and find ways to improve their lives. We want to help them continue their education, learn English, find jobs, and provide legal aid and psychological assistance for both the moms and their children”
They plan, at first, to rent a home that will house at least five women and their children. They want to create a tortilleria so the women can work, earn money and care for their children at the same time. “Eventually, we want to build a shelter so we eliminate the rent expense,” Britos said.
Britos expects that this year, for the first time, debit and credit cards will be accepted for purchases in the auction.
Over the years, many women in Peñasco have donated time, talent and money to make Women Helping Women fundraisers and projects a success. The current committee members who have helped make this year’s Benefit Breakfast possible are Dana Ryan, Penny Montgomery, Jenny Radigan and Britos.
Sponsors for the event include Encántame Towers, MOO Steakhouse & Grille, Casago, Leo’s Bar, the Rocky Point Times Newspaper, Jolie’s Place Chandler Ariz., Alejandro Portugal Insurance, Manny’s, Ichiraku Ramen, Rocky Point Scuba Dive, Tekila Bar, Shark Bite and Banditos.
For information or to purchase tickets, call Nancy Britos at (480) 631-1137 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last year, WHW turned a bare dirt area at a women’s shelter into a clean and comfortable laundry patio, first clearing the area, installing a water tank and pump, and concrete patio for the appliances.
Held last year at Playa Bonita, this year’s Benefit Breakfast will be at Manny’s Beach Club.