Greenwich Jr United Way To Host 2nd Annual “Together We Shine” Red Carpet Celebration for Abilis

The first ever "Together We Shine" dinner and dance for Abilis and local teens was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way and several GHS clubs. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Together We Shine” June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Greenwich Junior United Way, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and the Greenwich YWCA, will host the second annual “Together We Shine” red carpet celebration for Abilis.

The “Roaring Twenties” themed event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 5:30-7:30pm, at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich at 4 Horseneck Lane.

Registration is free and open to all local high school students and recent graduates, ages 14-20. To reserve tickets, visit greenwichunitedway.org.

“’Together We Shine’ is an incredibly special evening for everyone involved, bringing together high school students and Abilis members for a fun night celebrating the differences, abilities, needs and dreams in everyone,” said Amanda Finn, Greenwich Junior United Way program coordinator.

Last year’s successful inaugural event was attended by more than 150 Abilis members and high school students. More than 75 students have already signed up for this year’s event.

Hair and makeup provided by Mane Event and wardrobe provided by Neighbor to Neighbor are offered to Abilis members offsite, prior to the event. Shoes for the participants were donated from Marc Jacobs. Guests arrive at the event via limousine and VIP car service provided by CTNY Limo service, owned and operated by Alan and Helen Pesce.

“The opportunity for our teenage Abilis clients to actually walk the red carpet is an exciting time,” said Amy Montimurro, CEO and president of Abilis. “It’s also a wonderful experience to have an event where they can have fun with other area teens — it is a great way to show them what a wonderful community they are a part of.”

To reserve free tickets or make a donation, visit GreenwichUnitedWay.org. For more information, contact Amanda Finn at AFinn@greenwichunitedway.org. Student IDs will be checked at the door.

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The first ever "Together We Shine" dance was held at the Greenwich YWCA on June 9. The event was organized by Greenwich Jr United Way for people from Abilis and teens from several clubs at Greenwich High School. June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Together We Shine” June 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager