TROY N.Y. – Russell Sage Campus hosted the first ever English Style Tea Lunch with, sweet treats, Victorian era costumes, etiquette, and fancy hats Sunday.
The English lunch was held to help raise money for women in the YWCA, a group that helps women in the community during their time of crisis by providing affordable places to live. This gives women and their children a fresh start.
YWCA is the area’s largest housing provider for women and children.
Daquetta Jones, Executive Director of the YWCA said during this fundraising event she wanted to make history of Troy come alive.
Also helping those in the community who volunteer for the organization, YWCA provides assistance with the Ready to Work program fundraising efforts, and brings in students for internships.
The home providing service has nearly100 units, events such as the English Lunch are extremely important to raise money to keep YWCA alive.