Party with a Purpose mixes fun with fundraising effort

Party with a Purpose will be throwing a charity bash on Thursday, Feb. 5, inviting locals to an evening of celebrating “Foundations of Friendships” at Sedona in Bethany Beach.

The group’s first event of the year, designed by founders Cindy Davis, Tina Pipitone, Kathy Goodman and Marsha White, was created to raise money for Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. The idea is to use a social event for fundraising.

“We chose [Habitat] because we love the idea of ‘building hope’ for those in our local community,” said Davis. “We also want to encourage those attending the evening to sign up for the opportunity to participate on a future construction build site with a Party with a Purpose build team.”

“It will be a great evening of tapas with your friends,” added Goodman. “Meet a local recipient of a Habitat home, win some great raffles and sign the 2-by-4 which will be added to the new home.”

Not only are the efforts designed to help local charities but local business, as well.

“We are happy with the idea of supporting local restaurants in the off-season, and they have been so generous with helping us to plan our events,” White explained.

The event, which will feature a tapas menu, is already sold out, but according to its founders, there will be plenty of other chances to join the effort. In fact, some future events this year could include charity dinners, a mini-golf regatta, a coastal scavenger hunt and some “boat float” trips. The hope is that future events can benefit other local charities, such as Justin’s Beach House, Operation SEAs the Day and Little Pink House of Hope.

“It is amazing how philanthropic this coastal town is and how well they support so many charities,” said Pipitone of local charity efforts. “We are hoping to meet new neighbors and encourage the many full-time residents to get involved in their community.”

For more information on Party with a Purpose, or to inquire about getting involved with future events, call Cindy Davis at (410) 905-7482 or “like” Party with a Purpose on Facebook by going to