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Fairmont State supports HOPE Inc. with holiday Tea Party Impact
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Fairmont State supports HOPE Inc. with holiday Tea Party

Alumni Luncheon 2023On Sunday, December 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Fairmont State University will host a Holiday Tea Party for the women of Fairmont State. Women employees and employee partners, as well as university-affiliated community members, will gather at the Shaw House for tea and hors d'oeuvres, and to collect donation items for the women and children at HOPE, Inc.

This will be the first Holiday Tea Party to take place on campus since the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event will be hosted by the First Lady of Fairmont State, Dr. Alysia Davis.

“I am excited about this opportunity to bring together women affiliated with Fairmont State University to positively impact the lives of our neighbors this holiday season. I envision the Shaw House as a place where people can come together to build community and meaningfully engage with one another, and a festive occasion is a great opportunity to do that.” 

HOPE Inc. provides resources and shelter to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. These resources ensure safety, encourage self-sufficiency, and promote a life free of violence in Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Gilmer, and Lewis Counties. HOPE, Inc.'s goal is to work with each individual to provide the services they need and to assist them in creating safe and healthy relationships for themselves and their families. 

Those who attend the Holiday Tea Party may bring gifts for the women of HOPE. There is a pressing need for sleepwear, slippers, underwear, jewelry, lotions, make-up or umbrellas. Gifts should be new, gift-wrapped, and labeled to identify the item and size.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Cheryl Lewis by emailing

To learn more about HOPE Inc. and how to contribute, visit