Women Lead: Meet Lizbeth Ryan


It was just an idea in November of 2006, and just like that, Sweet Charity opened its doors in Vergennes, August 2007.

It’s best described as a store full of donated home goods, and a lot of love thanks to Lizbeth Ryan.  Ryan is president of Women of Wisdom, the group whose mission it is to give back.

“We went from the little bud vase to a horse carriage and we sold that for $5,000,” Sweet Charity Manager Jeannie Pelsue said.

“In a way what we are doing, what Sweet Charity is doing in this community, we are the safety net, there is nobody that we say no, no, no.  It’s for women, children and families,” Founder Lizbeth Ryan said.

In 2017, the Women of Wisdom and Sweet Charity were the proud recipients of the Addison County Community Achievement Award.

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