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Donna Blanton Helps Raise Funds in United Way Campaign

bio_donnaShareholder Donna Blanton is among several Tallahassee women lawyers hosting a wine tasting on November 5, 2009, to raise funds for the United Way of the Big Bend’s “Power of the Purse” leadership organization. 

The 6 p.m. tasting, at Tallahassee’s Wine Warehouse on Market Street, is among a number of “purse parties” planned this year by the “Power of the Purse” steering committee in support of a new targeted funding project, Homelessness to Health.  Dollars raised will be applied toward special, focused programs serving women, girls and children who are experiencing homelessness.

The Homelessness to Health program will be administered by the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, serving residents of HOPE Community, a transitional housing program for families and adults.   The program will include women and child-centered activities, education, and support services focused on physical and emotional health. Funds for the Homelessness to Health project will be raised above and beyond the United Way’s annual campaign giving.

The “Power of the Purse” is a leadership organization of the United Way of the Big Bend consisting of women who commit to giving at least $1,000 each year to the organization.  Ms. Blanton is a longtime “Power of the Purse” member and serves this year on its steering committee.    

Tickets for the tasting are $15, with proceeds benefitting the Homelessness to Health program.  Tickets can be bought at the door.