Women Helping Women will present its 16th annual Elegant Tea Fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 in the Yokouchi Family Pavilion at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
"This year's event promises to be our most exciting event ever," said Stacey Moniz, executive director of Women Helping Women. "I still want to call it a 'tea' since it has been an afternoon event for 15 years, but moving it to an early evening event brings so many opportunities to take it up a notch."
WHW Board President Massy Cashen-Suguitan assures, "This event will feature a colorful and exciting repertoire based on the fun, epic movie 'Oz the Great and Powerful' and packed with Oz-inspired entertainment and unbelievable live and silent auction items."
Every aspect of this annual event will be enhanced, said Moniz. "From the decor and table design competition to the incredible Maui Culinary Academy cake competition and Chef Bev Gannon's sophisticated Emerald City cuisine, this event will surely transport you 'somewhere over the rainbow.' "
"We rely on this event to raise unrestricted funding for all of our programs," said Moniz. "All of the proceeds - as well as any donations to WHW - support our emergency shelter, temporary restraining order and transitions programs, our West Maui and Lanai offices, as well as the ReVive Resale Boutique in Kahului."
Women Helping Women is a provider of crisis intervention and support services for direct and indirect victims of domestic violence. The mission of the organization is to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention, while offering safety, support and empowerment to those impacted by domestic violence.
There are three ticketing options available for this event: the Emerald City ticket, which is $150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10; the Poppy Field ticket, which is $120 per person or $1,200 for a reserved table of 10; and the Munchkin ticket, which is $90 per person and available in the event all seats are sold. Munchkin tickets are for standing room only.
To purchase tickets or reserve a table, visit www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW. To volunteer, donate an auction item, purchase advertising space in the event program or become a sponsor, visit www.whwmaui.net or call the main office at 242-6600.