Coastal Horizons hosts Power of the Purse fundraiser to raise money for local teens’ health services
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Several residents came together at the Power of the Purse fundraiser for Wilmington Health Access for Teens on Wednesday to help teens in the community.
The 12th annual event included an auction and a raffle at the Country Club of Landfall for a Louis Vuitton handbag valued at $1,900.
People bid on purses, jewelry and vacations in silent and live auctions, with money going to provide primary and mental health services to adolescents and young adults.
“It is exciting in helping our youth. I’ve made it a mission my whole life about getting everybody together to help those children that might have needed need a little assistance with flu shots, sports physicals, mental Health. We’re there for everybody,” Denise Szloski, chairperson of Power of the Purse, said.
Wilmington Health Access for Teens is a school-based healthcare provider offering a range of primary medical care, mental health and prevention services in Wilmington. At last year’s event, the organization was able to help 2,400 patients.
“We are thrilled to once again be hosting the Power of the Purse event to benefit Wilmington Health Access for Teens of Coastal Horizons,” said Margaret Weller-Stargell, president & CEO of Coastal Horizons. “This program provides critical primary care and mental health services to young people in our community who might otherwise go without. We are grateful for the support of the community in helping us to continue this important work.”
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