Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Downhill from Halloween

You've taken down the dangling skeleton decorations, spirited the remains of your children's candy stash to the office and then glare at the calendar in disbelief: the holiday season is upon us. And rather than anticipating the season with a sense of glee and wonderment you groan, think about all the things you have to do and how little time you have to do it. And this year, with the economy on shaky ground, you have the added concern of how you can pay for it all.

Here at Momentum we wanted to do something a little different this holiday season, and rather than throw the typical holiday shindig we're throwing a networking happy hour at the Overwood Restaurant to benefit a great cause, the One World Children's Fund. With so many women in career transitions in this market, this is the time to get out there and work our peer network. And rather than dwell on the fact that we can't afford a Nintendo DS for each of our children this year, we're going to raise some much-needed money for an organization that helps truly needy children around the world and here in the U.S.

We're also holding a Silent Auction of services to help make your holiday season less stressful by taking away some of the arduous tasks of the season, like taking the all-important holiday card photo, and allowing you to spend more time with your family and friends. I've been overwhelmed at the generosity of local vendors who have donated time and services for the cause, like Herban Lifestyle , Ballston Animal Hospital and Arbonne. Plus, I've wrangled my closest allies to donate their services to do everything from address your holiday cards, to hanging your outdoor lights to baking those cupcakes for the class party. So come out on join us on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 at the Overwood and meet some great people and bid on some much-needed stress-relieving services for a great cause. Grab a girlfriend, bring her with you as an early gift, because a night of Momentum Resources connections is so much better than another scented candle!

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