Check Ceremony 2015

Dec 7, 2015:

Los Gatos, CA. December 7, 2015. The Bella Vista League will be hosting a check ceremony on Monday, December 14th at the Wookey residence in Los Gatos. The funds raised from the 10th annual Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause Luncheon will be gifted to three charities: Heritage Home San Jose, Rebekah Children’s Services and Silicon Valley Children’s Fund. All three of the charities are based in Silicon Valley, and support women and children in crisis. They are able to keep their doors open only through the generosity of donors. The ladies of the Bella Vista League are passionate about supporting these organizations, evident as the event only grows in popularity and raises more money every year. “It is a privilege and a joy to hand over the funds to these organizations” says Lisa Matar, committee member of the Bella Vista League. “Our contribution to these organizations helps people to help themselves and this makes the real impact we are striving for”.

If members of the media would like to attend, please contact Lisa Matar: (619) 742-0315 or via email:

About the Bella Vista League: The Bella Vista League is a 501c3 collaboration of mostly Los Gatos and Saratoga women who volunteer their time to raise money for Bay Area charities. The charities are nominated by the members then selected by the board every year. Annually, the ‘Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause” luncheon is the platform used to raise money for the selected charities.

About the Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause luncheon: The annual fundraising event is held during the Halloween season in late October. Attending women wear highly stylized and glamorous witch hats while shopping from hundreds of silent auction items and enjoying a gourmet lunch at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown San Jose. Each year, the event brings in roughly $300,000 for charity.

About Heritage Home San Jose: Heritage Home is a Cityteam International program that has been providing compassionate care to homeless, poor, abandoned women who are pregnant and have nowhere else to turn but the streets. Heritage Home works to meet their immediate needs and works out long-term solutions as well.

About Rebekah Children’s Services: The Culinary Academy at Rebekah Children’s Services is a no-cost, hands-on vocational training program for disadvantaged youth in Santa Clara County. The Culinary Academy provides sheltered, supportive instruction that enables students to develop life skills and vocational competencies, creating pathways for career opportunities, employment and a successful transition to adulthood.

About Silicon Valley Children’s Fund: The Silicon Valley Children’s fund is committed to improving educational and life outcomes for foster youth. They offer scholarships and direct mentorship support to ensure that the foster youth graduate high school and are able to pursue a higher education and a career path they desire.