At the October 3 meeting, the Highland Lakes Women's Club voted to select Hand in Paw as the charitable organization it will support this year. We are excited to partner with this wonderful group and have planned several opportunities to support this charity during the year.
Mary and Helen Macher with Lucy, the Therapy Dog
L to R: HLWC Outreach Committee Member Mary Ray delivers check to Just Keep Smiling Foundation Founders: Sue Jeffreys, Debra Cook and Patrice Brooks. Each founder expressed her appreciation to the HLWC members for their generous donation. Donations are used to assist families with critically ill children by providing financial aid that allows the parents the opportunity to stay at their child’s bedside without worrying about immediate financial burdens. For more information please see their website:www.justkeepsmiling.org
A check for $1,500 was presented to Kathy Threatt, St. Michael's Iron Horse Foundation, for their King's Home Project. Along with the work they do for our veterans, each year, they provide Christmas gifts and birthday gifts for every child at King's Home. There are 11 homes for orphaned, abused children going through DHR. The Foundation budgets $300 for each and every one of the over 70 children. The King's Home Project is just one of the many charitiable outlets that the Foundation supports. www.stmichaelsironhorse.org
2015 HLWC Donates to Four Local Charities
The Highland Lakes Women's Club voted to donate $1,000 to four local charities during the December 2015 HLWC meeting. The checks have been delivered to the following charities: King's Home, Three Hots and a Cot, Alabama's Children's Food, and Hearts in Hand. The recipients of the donations expressed appreciation to the HLWC members for their generosity.
Three Hots and a Cot - Lynnette Clemmons and Brian Curtis
AL Childhood Food Solution - Fran Stainback, Mary Ray, Linda Jones, Jim Jones, Brenda Gustin