Wine, women, and purses fundraising

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The YWCA hosted its tenth annual wine women and purses fundraising event at Giovanni’s.

23 news morning anchor Danielle Tumilowicz made an appearance as well. This fun filled event included a wine tasting, boutique shopping with local merchants, and a silent auction. It serves as a way for women to network and empower each other. The funds raised at this event will go towards helping YWCA northwestern Illinois provide programs and services to women and families each month.

"This is an event we have been putting on for the past ten years that brings women together and allows them time to network.,” said Kris Machajewski from YWCA Northwestern Illinois.

"The majority of people here are women and I think everybody's looking for a natural mindset these days so we have great products to attract them and we also have a fabulous business opportunity,” Sue Nelson, an independent consultant said.