Women Helping Women

Are You Going to the Wild Women’s Tea Party?


April 2022 Issue
By Anne Caywood

A little over ten years ago, local attorney and self-proclaimed “wild woman” Molly Day saw the need for a fundraiser that not only brought women together, but also supported and empowered women.

Enter the Wild Women’s Tea Party, an annual fundraising event of Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, that pairs champagne, food, fashion, prizes and fun during an afternoon that is a far cry from your grandmother’s tea party. This party is not only energetic, it is the epitome of women helping women!

Molly’s vision of helping women and Lowcountry Legal Volunteers’ mission of providing free legal services to low-income individuals in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties became a natural fit and partnership. Many of Lowcountry Legal Volunteers’ clients are women, and specifically minority women. But, they all have one thing in common: All of them are seeking a better way of life for themselves and their children.

Since the very first Wild Women’s Tea Party, local women have come together to support this worthy cause and the event has grown each year.

This year, Lowcountry Legal Volunteers and the event’s organizers will bring Paris to Indigo Hall for “Paris of La Belle Epoque, a beautiful time filled with French fashion and a silent auction.

“We think this year’s tea party will be the best yet in terms of style and excellent food and drink,” said Event Chair Christy Pinski, owner of the Sippin’ Cow Café & Grille in Bluffton. “The Parisian theme is fun and will include a silent auction and fashion show.”

We encourage each attendee to get creative and put together her own magnifique ensemble. Invite your friends, mother, grandma, daughter—every woman you know! Be sure to wear an outrageous hat. You might just win a prize!

By attending this event on May 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., you will be honoring your friendships and connections with other women, while supporting an organization that fights for the rights of abused women and their children.

Last year, Lowcountry Legal Volunteers served more than 800 families, closed 144 cases, and held 16 free legal clinics that provided services from rental assistance to wills and health care power of attorneys. Started on Hilton Head Island, and now located in Okatie inside the Family Justice Center at the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office’s headquarters, Lowcountry Legal Volunteers helps women and children in their darkest hours. Attending and supporting this event helps women in our community step into the light.

WJCL’s Riley Miller will serve as the Tea Party’s emcee. Other special guests and surprises will be a part of the fun, too.

To buy a ticket, or to become a sponsor, visit www.lowcountrylegalvolunteers.com or call (843) 815-1570. We want to see how much of a wild woman you really are!

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