Would you and your friends like to have a direct impact on the guests of the Women's Lunch Place?
Host a WLP House Party in your home!
What is a House Party?
A WLP House Party is a way for volunteers, donors, or people interested in our organization to get members of their community together to socialize, have fun and learn about the WLP's mission and the work that we do. Additionally, it is a great way to directly help Boston's poor and homeless women by donating much needed items to the shelter.
How does it work?
The host of the party opens their home to their friends, family and neighbors and asks each guest to bring an item that will directly benefit the poor and homeless women and children that the Women's Lunch Place serves.
We ask that each host lets us know the date and theme of the party that they will be hosting and lets us know if there is anything that we can do to help them in planning their party. Below, there is a list of suggested party themes and items which would be very much appreciated at the shelter. Most hosts send out their own invitations, and some have been opting to send online invitations, which are free and simple to put together, via Evite.com. We can provide you with the necessary information about our organization for your invitations.
Sharon Reilly, the Executive Director of the WLP, is always happy to attend House Parties to share our mission with your guests, talk to them about ways they can become involved, and let them know how much their contributions are appreciated. Typically, Sharon attends House Parties with a member of the WLP Development staff. However, it is perfectly fine if you are more comfortable hosting your House Party without any staff present. We do ask that you provide us with the contact information of your attendees, so that we can properly thank them for their donation and keep them updated on the WLP.
Who can host a House Party?
Below is a list of suggested House Party themes and the items that your guests could donate for them. But keep in mind, we are always open to suggestions and new ideas!