Kickoff your holidays by joining the NWCT at the new Candle making bar in Center City - Wax & Wine!
Network with the NWCT board and other women in tech over hors d'oeuvres & wine then participate in a guided short course on candle making. Take home your own homemade candle as a treat for yourself or a gift to a loved one. We will be joined by TechGirlz Philadelphia Volunteer Manager Danica Pascavage, who will briefly discuss the mission of TechGirlz, and make us aware of upcoming volunteer opportunities with them for 2019. We will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit their organization.
Wax & Wine offers a unique experience. There are over seventy scents to choose from for your candle. You will receive guided instruction all the way through the process while sipping wine and enjoying an assortment of delectable nibbles!
From the Wax & Wine website:
"Enjoy the latest hands on experience and leave with your own handcrafted candle and a memory to share with others. Discover what makes you come alive and light up inside...Escape the routine of the week, unlock your creativity and connect with friends while you’re sipping on a well-deserved glass of wine."
Winter Coat Drive for St. Francis Inn
Have a coat that no longer fits or don’t wear? If you are going to take advantage of the great Black Friday sales and buy yourself or your loved ones a new coat this year, we would love to have your gently used coats, hats and gloves to donate to the poor and homeless. These items will be distributed directly to those in need through St Francis Inn.
Note: St. Francis Inn is a ‘soup’ kitchen that serves a hot meal 365 days a year to anyone who comes to their doors.
They also provide for other needs to their clients such as diapers, infant formula, etc. Just a few of the services they provide are the:
- Thea Bowman Women’s Center, providing a safe and secure place for marginalized women. Here they can get a shower, do laundry etc.
- St. Francis Urban Center working to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness
- A Thrift store that gives away 300 to 400 changes of clothing each month to visitors of the St Francis Inn.
Tech Girlz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations, by focusing on girls at the crucial middle school age. We offer free workshops led by volunteers. These workshops encourage girls' interests in different kinds of technology, show them varied career options, and connect them with professionals in technology fields.
Before coming to TechGirlz as the Philadelphia Volunteer Manager, Danica was a technical instructor for 18 years. She began her career at IBM where she created and taught courses throughout the United States, focusing on AIX System Administration and Shell Scripting. After working at IBM, Danica began teaching Red Hat Linux classes. She was elated when she learned about TechGirlz’ mission and volunteered for her first TechGirlz workshop in 2015.
Danica remembers being the only girl in her high school computer programming and physics class and one of the few females in her college physics, math, and programming classes. When she taught for IBM and RedHat she was usually the only woman in a room full of male students. She would love to see the gender gap reduced by introducing the next generation of girls to the many careers available in the world of technology.
Danica has a BS in Mathematics from University of Maryland and a MS in Education from Gwynedd Mercy University. In her free time she enjoys volunteering in the community, gardening, and coaching lacrosse and gymnastics
Date: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Wax & Wine in Philadelphia
1034 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107