COMMUNITY SERVICE INFORMATION
An important part of our Mission Statement includes service to the community. This past year, we have taken part in many different activities.
In April we went to MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) We helped to distribute food and clothing to those in need. Pictures below:
The Braille Institute asked for help in February to place labels on books for tots. We were able to provide assistance on two separate days, and several members have decided to continue volunteering at the site.
We volunteered at SOVA, which is a food bank under the auspices of the Jewish Family Services and provides food to all in need. We also spent a day there in the fall, helping to assemble baskets that are used as centerpieces and then donated back to SOVA. The money raised is used to help fund the operation.
We have helped out at this organization on many different occasions. Operation Gratitude sends individually labeled packages to US Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. This is an ongoing operation.
Every fall we collect toys for the children served by the Child and Family Guidance Center. These are often the only presents these children will receive. We encourage total participation from the membership.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
In October, we hosted a forum with a speaker from the League of Women Voters. She explained and discussed the many complicated propositions that were on our November Ballot. She concluded her talk with a period for questions and answers.