GREEN COVE SPRINGS – For the third year in a row, Clay Electric Foundation awarded the Magnolia Point Women’s Club a grant to fund Maggie’s Meals. MPWC has received $15,000 that will feed 150-175 children.
Every weekend, children across Clay County go home hungry. Maggie’s Meals is a program to provide children at Charles E. Bennett nutritious meals over the weekend. The weekend foods included easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods such as granola bars, oatmeal, soup and juice boxes. Children are less equipped to reach their potential when they are hungry. Good nutrition aids in concentration, energy levels, improves test scores, aids in the development of reading skills, and supports positive behavior. “Food insecure” is a reality for many in Clay County students.
Funds from Clay Electric, through the Clay Electric Foundation, are from its Operation Round Up program that began in October 2016. This program was designed to promote cooperative values and principles through its “Concern for Community.” The program “rounds up” participating members’ bill to the nearest dollar and that tax-deductible amount is donated to local charities.
Magnolia Point Women’s Club appreciates Clay Electric’s generous grant and look forward to continuing feeding hungry local children.
For more information or to donate visit www.mpwc.org.
Clay Electric awarded the grant at the MPWC’s Holiday Boutique.
Holiday music filled the air, vendors shared their wares, shoppers delighted in arts and crafts, beautiful baskets were raffled and auctioned, and everyone went home with treasures and the holiday Spirit.
“The Boutique is our annual fundraiser for general philanthropy funds. The ladies of MPWC are always very hands-on and this year was no exception. As a relative newcomer I was amazed and gratified by the level of involvement and support our team received from the membership. We worked hard, met new people, and forged friendships, and the funds we raised will help MPWC make a difference in our community,” said Jola Greiner, MPWC Holiday Boutique chairman and organizer. The Holiday Boutique was a rousing success and a joyous way to start the holiday season.
From left, Clay Electric’s Steve Hollingsworth, Magnolia’s Cheryl Newman, Patty Bransford and Nancy Nettuno and Clay Electric’s Jimmy Wilson.
The Holiday Boutique attracted a record number of vendors this year.