A Happy Hour With a Purpose
|Lori Gossman, Owner of 15 North. FTM file.|
She has a self-described, “heart for women and understanding the need for women to support each other in community.” To that end, 15 North is teaming up with Higher Branches (an Over-the-Rhine non-profit that seeks to build community through diverse programming) to bring “Sisterhood” events to Gossman’s restaurant.
These events are a way to raise money and awareness for various local non-profits. The first Sisterhood event will be held June 7 and will benefit Woven 139.
Gossman’s goal is to take Fort Thomas’ already thriving sense of community and channel it to assist with the “direct needs of local women.”
Woven 139, the first beneficiary, works with local women who have been victimized by human/sex trafficking; the faith-based non-profit ministers to downtown women who are currently involved in and/or survivors of human trafficking to deliver much-needed staples, foodstuffs, and other items.
At the June 7 Sisterhood event, 15 North will be collecting items such as bottled water and snacks (most needed items), shampoo, mouthwash, and other travel-size toiletries including feminine hygiene products.
Additionally, 15 North will donate 10% of sales from that night to Woven 139 to go toward the purchase of a transitional living house for Woven 139 to assist in getting women off the streets.
Not only will the Sisterhood event raise money and awareness, Gossman also hopes it will further build community in Fort Thomas. There will be inspirational music and “sister stories” told throughout the evening by women in attendance.
Gossman hopes to follow up what is sure to be a successful first Sisterhood night with more events throughout the summer, partnering with different local non-profits. Wendy Lorenz, community outreach coordinator at Higher Branches, will be helping Gossman to contact a number of different organizations throughout the city. Gossman is excited for the opportunity to use her business to make a positive impact to the community and to use her “own interests (to) support those who truly need love and hope.”
|15 North Pizza, FTM File|
The first event is June 7 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour until 6.
Please come and support a local business, build connections, and support the broader local community by helping those who are truly in need with your donations and proceeds from a portion of your purchase.
For more information on Woven 139, visit www.woven139.org. Higher Branches website can be found at www.higherbranches.org. Their location at 15 North Fort Thomas Avenue.