AWC hears about The Valentine Project

AWC hears about The Valentine Project

AWC hears about The Valentine Project

Members of the Alliance Woman’s Club met on Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for the Potpourri program. Cindy Wahl and Barb Shoemaker greeted members and guided them to the Georgian Room, which was decorated with festive centerpieces.

Dr. Anthony Margida presented a program on The Valentine Project. It is a 501c3 charitable organization that works to support children from birth to 21 years whose lives are affected by cancer or chronic illness and the child’s siblings. Margida shared the organization was founded by his children, Gregory and Michaela, as a result of their volunteer work at a summer camp for ill children. Their mother, Andrea Margida, is the driving force to reach as many children and families as possible on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. Gregory lives in San Francisco, California, and Andrea was in California on the Nov. 20 to help expand the project. Visit www.TheValentineProject.org to learn how your small act of kindness can make a huge impact. Fill a Valentine’s Day gift box, have a kindness “Card Party,” host Cookies and Cakes for a Cause bake sale, become a Pillowcase Partner and sew pillowcases to hold each child’s gifts, Sponsor a Toy & Gift Card Donation Drive. The project’s contact and social media includes: [email protected], facebook.com/thevalentineprojectusa, twitter.com/ValentineProj, Instagram.com/the_valentine_project.

Everyone thanked Pat Stone for coordinating a wonderful and meaningful program. Amy Rose catered the lunch.

Melinda Carmichael, representing Beeck Creek Gardens, will present a program, “Vision for the Future,” at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 22.

 

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