Wine, Women and Shoes fundraiser to benefit Gleaners Food Bank programs for kids


By Renee Larr

The fourth annual Wine, Women and Shoes fundraiser will return May 12 to benefit Gleaners Food Bank programs that help children in need.

“There is opportunity to bid on or buy fashion items, jewelry, shoes, clothing. We’ll have various vendors set up. We’ll have wine tasting going on. Think fun garden party-type event,” Gleaners Director of Marketing Sarah Estell said.

The attire is garden party chic with an emphasis on footwear. Local businessmen known as the Shoe Guys will be on hand to bring wine and merchandise to the attendees while raising money for Gleaners.

“The women can then vote on their favorite Shoe Guy with their donations,” Estell said. “The winner will be crowned the Sole Man of the Year.”

Proceeds benefit three programs that help children.

“Our backpack program for kids is a program where children are sent home with a bag of shelf-stable food they can prepare for themselves if they’re at risk of being hungry over the weekend,” Estell said. “We have two school-based pantries in Hamilton County, Hamilton Heights High School and at Sheridan High School. Those serve the students and their families in those school districts. We also have a very large summer meals program where we will have family food boxes that will be distributed to kids at Clarksville Christian Church, the Boys and Girls Club in Noblesville and at White River Christian Church.”

The event normally brings in 500 women looking to help their community.

“It’s a fun outdoor party to sip some wine, enjoy some sunshine at the beautiful Lucas Estate and have a good time,” Estell said.


When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12

Where: Lucas Estate, 1143 W. 116th St., Carmel

Cost: $150

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