SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2018.)—American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Jose will host its Seventeenth Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 10, 2018. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1165 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 100, San Jose.
There will be themed gift baskets, baked goods, unique embroidered aprons, potholders, table covers, hand-knitted scarves and so much more. We encourage everyone to bring family and friends!
“The boutique is an opportunity to become a part of sending a young woman to a four-year college by buying something fun for yourself, something fun to eat or play with,” said Margaret Bard, Chair, AAUW Local Scholarship Committee.
Proceeds from the Holiday Boutique support the AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship Community Action Project, which annually awards scholarships to women pursuing a four-year degree. This year, AAUW San Jose was able to provide a record number of $64,000 in scholarships. The funding can change the course of a young woman’s educational journey.
“I’m a full-time student and I work over 30 hours a week to support myself and it’s really difficult to balance both,” said Patricia Rich, a recipient from California State University, East Bay. “This helps me financially but also emotionally because when I’m going through obstacles while pursuing my education, I am able to remind myself there is a team of people behind me that are supporting my education and endeavors and that inspires me to keep going.”
AAUW accepts credit cards, checks and cash for the holiday boutique.
AAUW is an organization that promotes equity and education for women and young girls through research, education, and advocacy. This national organization was founded in 1881 and has state and local branches throughout the United States. The AAUW San Jose was founded in 1909. Membership is open to graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Students working toward a qualifying degree may become student affiliates.
AAUW San Jose is located at 1165 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95125-3324
For more information visit https://sanjose-ca.aauw.net/ or call Linda Guyer at (408) 316-6094.