Raising Spirits Raises $30K for Social Action

The North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester came alive October 15 for Raising Spirits: Fiesta for Creative Action with the theme "Light Up the World" to highlight the EAGLS program empowering young women and their mentors in East Africa to speak out for gender equality.

Guests entered a raffle to win a Wine Cellar and bid in the live auction with Auctioneer Robert Fellows on items such as a culinary Tuscan journey and a week in Paris. The painting of a young EAGLS participant created during the event by North Shore artist Benjamin Stebbings went to one lucky bidder. Afro-Caribbean band KOLORSprovided danceable beats and Guckenheimer Foods wowed us all with the savory flavors of Fall.

Together, we raised $30,000 to support CAI programs accelerating environmental and social change around the world - including the EAGLS program transforming young women into leaders making a difference.

With special thanks to our Sponsors: New England Biolabs, New England Biolabs Foundation, Cell Signaling Technology, Guckenheimer Foods, Auctioneer Robert Fellows, North East Ink, Melrose-Wakefield Emergency Physicians, The Hamilton Group, The Clark Janney Group, The Advocator Group, Gentle Giant and Rafius Fane Gallery.