Raising Funds for Idaho Youth Ranch By Jillian Chandler
2022 marks the 10th annual Wine, Women & Shoes event to benefit Idaho Youth Ranch. Get your tickets today to attend this year’s fundraising event, scheduled for Thursday, June 30, at the Hagadone Event Center at the Coeur d’Alene Golf Course.
From 5:30 to 9:30pm, guests will enjoy an evening of wine tasting, designer shopping, incredible live auction, Best in Shoe contest, charming shoe guys, and Key to the Closet. According to Melissa Quinn, event coordinator, last year’s event raised nearly $300,000, with funds going directly toward North Idaho Youth Ranch programs and services, including outpatient and equine therapy.
Tickets to attend are priced at $150 each, with 350 tickets available, and “include almost two hours of wine tasting, highlighting local and regional wineries, dinner, a fabulous fashion show, a signature glass to take home and last, but not least, our coveted SWAG bag filled with goodies,” shares Melissa.
Though most attendees are women, Melissa points out their “shoe guys”; gentlemen who volunteer their time to make sure guests have an incredible evening. “They are a huge part of the event’s success,” Melissa affirms.
“We are amazed and so grateful for the women (and shoe guys) who have supported us at all 10 events!” smiles Melissa. “We’ve had a decade of fabulous shoes and can’t wait to see what you ladies have in store for us this summer.”
For more than 40 years, Idaho Youth Ranch has provided hope and healing to children and families in our community. “During this event, not only do we raise awareness of the services we provide, but by the end of the night, our generous donors and community partners know they’re making a difference in a child’s life and the future of our community through the programs offered by the Idaho Youth Ranch,” Melissa adds.
If you would like to help in continuing that mission, then don't miss Wine, Women & Shoes, a wonderful event leading to promising futures for our youth. Visit IDYR.ejoinme.org/wwscda2022.
“How often can you get dressed up with 350 fabulous women and be part of a night that highlights these amazing women in our community in such a fun way? Once a year!” states Melissa. “Our supporters look forward to it every year! It’s a fun, chic way to support this worthy cause and Idaho’s kids.”