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WINGS Activities For Women's History Month

WINGS Partners with Rep. Fred Crespo and the Streamwood Woman's Club on a poster contest for Women's History Month.

March is Women's History Month.WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stonger) exists to help women move from abuse and homelessness to a new life filled with peace and prosperity, a press release states.

During this month, WINGS celebrates the success of all of the women who courageously overcame very difficult situations. The public's support of WINGS' events and resale stores make it possible for WINGS to help them. Over the last 26 years, thousands of women have come to WINGS. Because of the support of the public, they have a a better life.

WINGS will present its 5th annual Resale Fashion Show on Sunday, March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Meadows Club, 2950 West Golf Rd. in Rolling Meadows.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $45. The fashion show will inclue lunch, raffles and a silent auction.

WINGS also will be collecting housewares, accessories, furniture and clothes for sale at its resale shops. The . WINGS needs new and gently used donations to increase its sales. Donation Drives:

  • Hunter's Fairway Sotheby's International Realty: 101 S. Wynstone Park Drive, North Barrington March 2- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Steinmart:  20771 N. Rand Rd, Kildeer March 2 and March 3- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 4 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wells Fargo:  621 E. Dundee, Palatine March 9 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Bourbon Square: 500 E. Consitution Dr., Palatine March 10 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Donations also are accepted at the . If you are interested in coordinating a donation drive in your neighborhood or within your company, please contact Rebecca Darr at rdarr@wingsprogram.com  

Rep. Fred Crespo, a member of WINGS Leadership Board, is accepting submissions for the 2012 Women's History Month Poster Contest.

"Women have played an integral role in shaping the foundation of this country's moral fiber and we should honor all they have done," Crespo said. "This poster contest gives all ages the opportunity to learn about women's history and gain a better appreciation for their accomplishments."

The contest is open to all ages and genders. It should be created around this year's theme, "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment," and what it means to them. Posters must be submitted to Rep. Crespo's Constituent Service at 1014 E. Schaumburg Rd. in Streamwood by Monday, March 19. Members from WINGS and Rep. Crespo's Women's Advisory Committee will select five posters to be put on display in the state capitol.

For more information, please contact Crespo's full-time constituent services office at (630) 372-3340.

Information submitted by WINGS.

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