United Way of Cullman County announces Designer Bag Bingo

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Guests try their luck at the 2019 UWCC Designer Bag Bingo event. (Photo courtesy of Becky Goff)

CULLMAN, Ala. – United Way of Cullman County’s Women United Board announced that it will host the 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser in Cullman on Aug. 3 The event will be held at Loft 212, 212 4th St. SW. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.   

UWCC shared in a release: 

“Our Women’s United Board has some incredible volunteers who are rolling up their sleeves and working hard to generate resources for this community that will leave a legacy of change.” said Becky Goff, executive director, United Way of Cullman County. “Our hope is that through this fun ladies’ night, we will engage the women of Cullman County to join us in helping to raise funds to support our network of nonprofits.” 

Women United was created to inspire and “unite” women in the spirit of philanthropy to build a stronger community. Through this event, women in Cullman County will help us to continue to raise financial support for local nonprofits. Ladies are encouraged to bring a gently used purse filled with personal care items for a chance to win a raffle prize.   

“Last year, we were able to give back over 300 purses to local nonprofits that support women,” Goff said. “We were blown away by the support and all the items attendees brought at the last event. There were notes of encouragement, gift cards and lots of personal hygiene items.”  

During Designer Bag Bingo, attendees will have the opportunity to win one of 14 designer handbags and one grand prize! Sponsors of the event include: Publix, NAFCO, McGriff, Cullman Regional, Payroll Services, The UPS Store, Rusken Packaging and Walmart DC #6006. 

Companies or individuals interested in sponsoring the event are encouraged to contact United Way.  

General seating tickets are available for $35 and include light refreshments and one bingo card per round.  Reserved tables are available for $350 for a table of eight. Additional cards and adult beverages will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, contact United Way at 256-739-2948, visit our website at https://www.uwaycc.org/,  visit our Facebook page or email us:  dmcdonald@uwaycc.org.  

Remember to Stuff the Bus! 

UWCC is also gathering school materials for local students through its “Stuff the Bus” drive, coinciding with the tax-free back-to-school shopping weekend, July 16-18. The drive will run July 16-23. 

Drop off items at the school bus located in the south parking lot adjacent to the Cullman County Courthouse or at local businesses where you see the yellow bus box, including The Cullman Tribune, 219 Second Ave. SE in Cullman. 

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