Time for Tea! Angels’ Closet Charities to host annual fundraiser in Redlands

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iecn photo/yazmin alvarez Angels’ Closet Charities will host its annual Fundraising Tea Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. The event will benefit local students and help with costs for purchasing necessary clothing items for students in need.

Supporters of Angels’ Closet Charities will have three days to schedule time for tea and fundraising for local students.

The nonprofit organization is hosting its fifth annual Angles’ Closet Fundraising Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. and guests can choose to have tea Tuesday Sept. 29, Wednesday Sept. 30 or Thursday Oct. 1 at Martha Green’s Eating Room, 107 E. Citrus Avenue in Redlands.

Angels’ Closet, which is based out of Redlands East Valley High, is a boutique-style organization that collects and distributes new and gently used school clothes, formal attire, business attire, graduation caps and gowns and other necessities to students experiencing severe financial difficulties.

Proceeds from ticket sales and the tea, which is the organization’s second largest fundraiser, will help with costs for purchasing necessary items needed for students for spring events including prom, graduation and for those headed for job interviews, said Angels’ Closet founder Pat Williams.

This year’s event will feature a selection of teas and finger foods set up throughout the restaurant, live entertainment from harpist Susan Sparks Irving and plenty of opportunity drawings and chances to win gift cards and gift baskets all donated by local businesses and supporters. Neal Waner, Redlands Unified School District board president, will be this year’s event guest speaker.

Ticket are $45 per person and are available at several downtown Redlands businesses including Nectar, 12 East Street; and Martha Green’s -The Eating Room, 107 E. Citrus Avenue. Tickets can also be purchased at www.angelsclosetcharities.org

To learn more about Angels’ Closet visit the group’s Facebook.

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