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Woman's Club Donates Books For Kids in Need
Issue Date: January 13, 2021
The GFWC Menominee Woman's Club recently donated 73 books to the Menominee Abundant Life Homeless Shelter for kids in need in the local area. The club members purchased and dropped off the books at Club President Judy Reid's house. Judy worked with club members Susan Plautz and Anne Kelley for several hours to provide sorting, packing and delivery of the books. The Menominee Woman's Club is an enthusiastic partner in the education community and club women were happy to learn that their work provided a donation of nearly $650 to the shelter which has its resources stretched especially thin during the COVID Pandemic. In spite of local restrictions, the club has remained committed to providing numerous other donations to local organizations. These donations include St Jude's Children's Hospital $175; Menominee Animal Shelter $645; Taxi Inc.- Free rides for veterans $118; Salvation Army Children's Snow Pants $591; High School Closet $200; Blesch Middle School Closet $200; Back to School Back Packs $1200; 3rd Grade Dictionaries $745; Spies Public Library Memorial Books $150; and the Emergency Rescue Squad $200.
They have used available technology to FaceTime, Zoom, and phone each other to keep "CoVid Connected'. They have shopped and donated food, clothing and toys/books with others. They have realized that keeping a positive attitude is more important than ever and that club members can help the community to find blessings each and every day. This year of cancellations, postponements, facemasks, and social distancing will always be remembered. However, even in spite of these challenges the club will report to their state administration a staggering number of GFWC Volunteer hours, donations, projects, and in-kind contributions from 2020.
As the club begins a new year, they remain confident that they will continue to volunteer and "Create Music in our Hearts' as they improve the local community.