Issaquah Women’s Club furnishes local charities with funding

March 23, 2010

By Chantelle Lusebrink

Representatives of local recipient organizations and Issaquah Women’s Club officers pose March 4 with checks totaling $6,000, raised by club members at their annual Harmony & High Tea fundraiser last November. Contributed

Issaquah Women’s Club members gathered to distribute $6,000 in donations to local organizations March 4.

“This is what we work so hard for all year,” said Club President Mariann Crane. “We are very thoughtful where our monies go, and we feel we have got intertwining connections with all the recipients here today who do work in our community.”

The recipients of the Women’s Club checks were Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Eastside Baby Corner, Issaquah Parks and Recreation, Life Enrichment Options, Issaquah Church and Community Services, Washington Women in Need, the Issaquah Valley Senior Center and the Issaquah School District’s high school music departments.

“This money will go to Washington women in need, so we appreciate all of you. We provide opportunities for education and health care grants for low-income women, so they can purchase their choice of health care, including dental, health and orthodontia,” Washington Women in Need Executive Director Deborah Cushing said. “This money means a great deal, considering you never know where or when a woman will become a woman in need.”

Club members raised the money at their annual Harmony & High Tea fundraiser Nov. 14.

Now, the club turns its attention to their next event, an annual basket auction called Basket and Buddies.

The event starts with a 9 a.m. social hour and basket preview, so you can eye your favorite, whether it’s a gardener’s delight with tools and plants or a spa basket. Bidding begins at 10 a.m. with auctioneer and Issaquah City Councilman Fred Butler.

The event is open to the public and proceeds from the event will go to area charities, like Camp Corey, a summer camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses, and the Issaquah Valley Senior Center.

If you go

Basket and Buddies

9 a.m. April 1

Tibbetts Creek Manor

750 17th Ave. N.W.

Chantelle Lusebrink: 392-6434, ext. 241, or clusebrink@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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