GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Women of Vision of Fairfield County is set to honor the founder of the Greenwich Bible Study in a fundraiser to benefit area nonprofits.
The Women of Vision Benefit Lunch fundraiser, "Strong Women Strong World," is set for Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to benefit projects in Fairfield County. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Debbie Reynolds, founder of Greenwich Bible Study, will be honored with the Vision Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance humanitarian causes in their community by exemplifying Christian values of sacrificial service and giving.
Activist and author Shayne Moore will deliver the keynote address. Moore is perhaps best known for her books, "Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World Is Easier Than You Think" and "Refuse To Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery."
"In addition to working on behalf of a myriad of organizations in Greenwich and beyond, as well as her leading role in building extensive and growing bible study groups in the greater Greenwich area, Debbie Reynolds has just returned from a Women of Vision trip to Sierra Leone," a press release said.
"Along with other members of the Fairfield County chapter of Women of Vision, Debbie visited projects that support maternal and child health in a country where the mortality rate for women and infants is the highest in the world. She visited her own sponsored children there, traveled to rural health clinics and hospitals and even had a meeting with the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Sia Koroma."
On its website, Women of Vision says it is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that unites Christian women called to invest their time, intellect, compassion, creativity, and finances so impoverished women and children might find hope and experience a tangible expression of the love of God.
The Fairfield County chapter was founded in 2001 and conducts projects internationally and domestically. In Stamford, the group supports the Youth Services program at Inspirica, formerly St. Luke's LifeWorks, which is dedicated to ensuring children who are in transitional housing are given the support they need to lead stable lives.
The group staffs monthly reading and art evenings for children residing at St. Luke's and provides holiday meals and gifts for their families.
Tickets for the fundraising lunch are $300, $225 and $150. For more information, click here .
For more information, visit the Women of Vision Fairfield County website.