Tom Waters, the president and CEO of Easterseals Southwest Florida, stood in front of dozens of people Dec. 6 at the home of Evella Feldhacker in the Concession to shared how Sisterhood for Good has helped children in need.
Waters said due to a grant from Sisterhood for Good, Easterseals was able to purchase a buggy that can carry eight children. It has helped teachers to more easily travel with students.
"It's the power of partnership," Waters said about the Lakewood Ranch nonprofit's impact on Easterseals.
Lakewood Ranch's Amy Gorman, the chair of Sisterhood for Good's board, said "A Cocktail Giving Event" gave the nonprofit an opportunity to build lifelong partnerships with community members.
"It's an opportunity to introduce what we do," Gorman said.
Sarasota's Becca Towery, a member of Sisterhood for Good, said funds raised during the cocktail party will go toward the nonprofit's grants program, which provides funds to dozens of nonprofits throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.
"It's a great way to get people together during the holidays to support a great cause and raise money for the grant program," Towery said.