Sole Sisters focus on educating Greenwich

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Lori Jackson, at left, Greenwich United Way chair, is a big part of the Sole Sisters initiative.

The United Sole Sisters, the women’s initiative of the Greenwich United Way, kicked off its year of fund-raising at a Go Nuts cocktail party and reception in November, officially launching the group’s ninth season of educating members about community needs.

The dynamic group, whose motto is “Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward,” is poised to top one million  dollars this year in its accumulated fund-raising.

The Sole Sisters credit this success to an ideal combination of hard work and well-deserved play, drawing supporters who know the value of having fun as they rally for a good cause.

United Way President Stuart Adelberg and Sole Sisters co-chairs Amy Carbone and Susan Weis welcomed a large crowd of Sole Sisters and “Sole Mates” to the cocktail party. Together they announced that this year’s focus will be the numerous local programs and services addressing critical education needs through the Greenwich United Way.

These educational needs range from the growing demand for pre-school tuition assistance, to literacy initiatives and vocational training, unique education programs for those with developmental disabilities and mental health issues and the United Way’s own elementary school Reading Champions tutoring program.

Funds raised will be directed toward all of these causes, and the group’s members will be learning more as they take part this year in volunteer activities tied to them.

For more information, including how to join, go to Unitedsolesisters.org or visit Unitedway-greenwich.com.

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