On December 8, 2020, the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County delivered 75 gift cards to the Charlotte County Public School’s (CCPS) Homeless Education Program. Lucy Garner, DWC Vice-president for Membership coordinated the donations, and along with DWC Treasurer Judith Orlowski, made the presentation of the cards to the CCPS program. The gift cards represented $1835 in donations.
Every year the Club collects donations for the program as part of its holiday luncheon event, and then delivers the donations to the Charlotte County Public Schools. The Homeless Education Program then distributes the donations to the parents in the program. Kay Blue, President of the Charlotte County DWC, says, “We are very grateful that even though the luncheon event was not held this year due to the pandemic, DWC members and friends still generously continued to give. The donations are greatly appreciated as we work together to make the holidays happier for local families during this especially difficult year.”
Image credit: The photo was taken by the DWC presenters. From left to right: Johnnie Meehl and Karen Munoz, CCHS support staff, Renee Rebhan, Education Liaison, and Lucy Garner, DWC.