Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center recently hosted its Third Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Rock Hill Spring Club in West Orange to benefit at-risk children in Essex County.
The Oct. 2 event raised funds to provide a strong community response to child abuse and provide meals and facility renovations to ensure a child-friendly and safe environment for children and their families.
Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center is grateful to its generous business sponsors and donors who make the event possible including: Amboy Bank, The Ambriola Company, Charity Golf International, CNC Construction, Coldwell Bank, Connell Foley, C & S Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, Eco Design Technology, GBDI Consulting, Genova Burns LLC, Greg Dillon, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Lincoln Financial, Major Taylor Cycling Club of New Jersey, McCarter & English, Panasonic, Roof4Roof, RWJ Barnabas Health, Sacks and Sacks L.L.P, Santander, Social Squib, Thomas Giblin Association, Vertilocity, Vitruvius Productions, and Walkill Group.
For the past three years, like much of the nation, Wynona’s House was forced to pivot and provide the services its families needed when they needed them. The pandemic ravaged schools and community organizations. Many continue to face food insecurity, challenges caused by substance abuse, and physical/mental health concerns—the support that Wynona’s House provides guides families in managing experienced trauma.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is recognized by Wynona’s House every year. Individuals and businesses interested in donating to Wynona’s House may do so at WynonasHouse.org.
“Thank you for considering this opportunity to increase awareness and help child victims in need. Every dollar we raise allows us to continue to provide desperately needed services for children and their families in crisis,” said Gale Britton, board president.
The late Senator Wynona Lipman, the namesake of Wynona’s House, would have turned 100 next month. A series of upcoming events will celebrate her legacy.
The New Jersey Historical Society will host the opening of the exhibit Stronger Than Steel: The Wynona Lipman Story on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception, talk, and book signing by April D. Ryan, Washington D.C Bureau Chief and senior White House correspondent at theGrio.
There will also be a screening of award-winning producer and director Celeste A. Bateman’s documentary about Lipman on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Both events are free to attend and open to the public. For more information, contact Development and Communications Associate Minela Kajmak.