“Date Night” may look a bit different these days, but Westerly Library and Wilcox Park has come up with a unique fundraiser that you can participate from the comfort and safety of your own home. This February, the library will offer “Date Night” packages, which will include all that one might need to enjoy an evening at home while supporting local businesses and a beloved nonprofit organization all at once!
Each “Date Night” package will include a movie from the library’s collection, a bottle of wine, dessert, and a $50 Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. The gift certificate can be used at any participating restaurant for a great “Date Night” meal or at a local business for a gift for that special someone. Participants can reserve a package with a contribution to Westerly Library and Wilcox Park in the amount of $100. Packages will be available for pick up at the library beginning February 10th and will be offered while supplies last. You do not need to have a current library card to participate, however, our friendly staff would be delighted to help you sign up for a free library card when you pick up your package. This is a wonderful way for community members to enjoy a special evening while supporting Westerly Library and Wilcox Park and local businesses.
Since our doors opened in 1894, we have been committed to our mission of strengthening the community and enriching lives by stimulating intellect and sparking imagination through access to literature, information, technology, nature, and the arts. By supporting this unique fundraiser, participants, donors and sponsors will enable us to further our mission. As a private non-profit organization we rely on fundraising to support our annual budget, but we feel it is also important to give back to our community. We are fortunate to have so many locally-owned businesses in our area that are happy to generously sponsor and contribute donated goods to fundraisers year after year. Recognizing that many have been economically impacted due to the pandemic, we are spreading the love! Fifty percent of “Date Night” package sales will benefit the local business of your choice through the redemption of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce gift certificate included in each package.