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Boston Dames kicked off the winter festivities with the Annual High Tea at Boston Harbor Hotel. This was the last in-person event before the city began another round of shutdowns. Following the Annual High Tea, the Boston Chapter developed a series of digital events to continue to connect and raise money for local charities.

In late November, Boston Dames participated in a digital lecture on “Closing the Wage Gap: Economic Equity for Working Women” with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement. To kick off the holiday season, the Boston Chapter partnered with Usborne Books to host an exclusive Christmas Shopping Experience for an amazing cause! Marianna Skoulikaritis, owner of Pizza Chef of New London NH and Usborne consultant, guided Dames through virtual book shopping that benefited the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club. Through the event we were able to raise $2,000! In addition to this, the chapter launched a Dames Boutique with branded merchandise to support the Boston scholarship fund.

The chapter rung in the New Year with a virtual cheers that allowed us to reflect on the unprecedented challenges and silver linings of 2020. The virtual cheers also benefited the Boston Children’s Hospital Toy Drive!  As we enter into the first few weeks of January, the Boston Chapter is already looking forward to spring and our Annual Dinner in April.