Annual Auction & Celebration – The Mad Hatter

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Annual Auction & Celebration – The Mad Hatter

When:
September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2019-09-21T10:00:00-05:00
2019-09-21T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
Elgin Country Club
2575 Weld Road
Elgin
IL 60124
Cost:
$35 ($5 discount for YW Members)
Contact:
Alana Freedman
(847) 742-7930
Annual Auction & Celebration - The Mad Hatter @ Elgin Country Club

Online reservations are now closed. We have several walk-in spots available.

You’re invited to the topsy turvy YWCA Elgin Annual Auction & Celebration. This year’s theme is The Mad Hatter! The Annual Auction will include a delicious brunch, make-your-own mimosa bar, raffles, live auction, silent auction, Mad Hatter themed hats, and a cash bar.

Also, don’t miss out on our Piggy Bank Raffle! The winner will be drawn at the Auction on September 21st but you do not need to be present to win. Each $10 raffle ticket gives you the opportunity to win $100, $250, or $500 cash! Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Click here, to learn more about this event or to view auction items.

YWCA Elgin’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

We are mourning the cold-hearted and cruel killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department Officer as three fellow officers watched. Mr. Floyd’s killing reminds us that for far too long African Americans are much more likely to die at the hands of the police. Mr. Floyd is the latest and most vivid example of how black lives continue to be discarded.

Protesters are marching in the streets across the United States, in the greatest numbers since the 1960’s. It sends a strong message we must make changes now and end this cycle. It is imperative to end the institutional racism that infects our society.

The YWCA Elgin stands with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA, who states, “We are outraged by the callous killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer – and similarly appalled by the inaction of three other officers who stood by watching as George Floyd endured unspeakable suffering, but addressing this specific incident alone won’t be enough to prevent future incidents of police violence against Black people, and people of color in America. Our country’s failure to address institutional racism is costing lives. Racism is why coronavirus is killing more people of color than white people. Racism is why police shootings are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Racism is why Black mothers die more frequently in childbirth. Racism has no place in the America we all deserve.”

We call on our national, state, and local leaders to immediately acknowledge the institutional racism in our society and to immediately implement change. The YWCA Elgin, along with the YWCA USA, is committed to racial justice, and we stand united in the fight for all for a fair and just society.

The Board of Directors, YWCA Elgin