The United Sole Sisters, the women's initiative of the Greenwich United Way, recently kicked off their year of fundraising for the United Way at a gathering highlighted by a wine tasting at the home of Cricket and Jim Lockhart.
The event officially launched the group's eighth season of educating members about community needs and fundraising.
The Sole Sisters, whose motto is "Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward," focus their efforts on supporting the needs of children, youth and families in the community.
Since the group's inception, the Sole Sisters have contributed nearly $700,000 to the Greenwich United Way, working to help strengthen the organization's local safety net of partner agencies.
United Way President Stuart Adelberg and Sole Sisters co-chairs Amy Carbone, Giovanna Miller, and Susan Weis welcomed about 100 Sole Sisters and "Sole Mates" who listened to plans for the coming year while enjoying a tasting of French and American wines selected by Etienne Touzot.
Touzot, owner of Le Wine Shop, contributed the wines, coordinated and presided over the tasting.
Over the course of the coming year, the United Sole Sisters will be learning more about the needs in the community and how they can help with the United Way's efforts to address them. All of this year's activities culminate with a luncheon and fashion accessories boutique, chaired by Keri Cameron and Karen Keegan, to be held at the Greenwich Country Club on April 19, 2012.
For more information about Sole Sisters activities and becoming a member, go to www.unitedsolesisters.org.