Sip.Shop.Support. was an idea born after a night drinking wine and chatting with my girlfriends. I imagined an event for women to network and shop from other women-owned businesses, with the proceeds going to a local charity.
In just 6 weeks, the first ever Sip.Shop.Support. was held despite a snowy, Buffalo evening, raising over $600 for Haven House!
In January, I joined Desirae Currier, Elisabeth Marino, and Alison Burke to found WINC Buffalo, Women Inspired through Networking & Collaboration. Our mission is to be a deliberate community of high caliber women working together through networking to build, support and project an atmosphere of success.
In June, WINC held the 2nd Sip.Shop.Support, and welcomed 46 attendees. Attendees enjoyed complimentary mimosas and a light brunch in additional to 17 different local women-owned business vendors, offering a variety of products and services. In additional to enjoying an amazing performance from our event beneficiary, Buffalo GirlChoir, attendees enjoyed a live panel of successful women business owners moderated by Kelsey of Womankind podcast. Through this incredible event, we were able to SUPPORT Buffalo GirlChoir to the tune (pun intended) of $1188.20! Additionally, my daughter raised and donated $123 through her passion project, Rock Your World!
The 3rd Sip.Shop.Support. held in December 2019 at Buffalo Riverworks was the biggest yet, despite a snowy December night. With the partnership between WINC Buffalo and over 20 women business vendors, this event’s beneficiary, WNY Women’s Foundation, received just over $3000! This helps WNYWF continue to remove barriers and create opportunities for women and girls in WNY.