Photo 1 (L to R): Kendra Deas, Amy Smartt, Lisa Ferrelli, Rita Mitchell, Vicki Yates, Ashlee Davis

NASHVILLE, Tenn.(TN Tribune) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted its 10th annual Wine Women & Shoes, presented by Regions, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Saturday, April 23. The event featured Nashville’s most extraordinary women gathering, shopping and bidding to raise money for those who are experiencing domestic violence in Middle Tennessee. 

This year’s event raised more than $375,000 to support the 65-bed Weaver Domestic Violence Center, 24-Hour Crisis & Support Helpline and Textline, adult and children’s counseling, Abbie’s Safe Home Pet Shelter, Re-New at the YWCA, community education, and transitional housing programs. NewsChannel 5 anchor and YWCA board member Vicki Yates served as emcee, and the event featured marketplace vendors including Kendra Scott, Dress for Success, and P. Sherrod & Co. 

“We enjoyed connecting in person with returning and new attendees on Saturday,” said Wine Women & Shoes co-chairs Toni Francis Davis and Lethia Mann.

“We’re grateful that the proceeds will support those who are fleeing violent homes and beginning a new life.” More than 350 attendees enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon that included a live and silent auction, Best in Shoe Contest, Wall of Wine, and Key to the Closet. Guests were reminded of the important work that the YWCA does every day during the mission moment, as three women shared their stories of domestic abuse and survival. Watch the mission moment here. 

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is thankful to all the event’s sponsors, including Regions, Bank of Tennessee, Deloitte, HCA Healthcare and TriStar Health, Amazon, Values Partnership, LBMC, and Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville. 

Click here to view WW&S step and repeat photos on Facebook. For more than 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA programs include Domestic Violence Services, Girls Inc., AMEND Together, Dress for Success and the Family Learning Center. 

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