GFWC-Pacific Shores helps Head Start with gift of tote bags

<I>KEVIN HEIMBIGNER photo</I><BR>GFWC members gave the Head Start program a generous gift of hand-sewn book bags Sept. 21. They are from left: Adeline Jacobs, Pinkie Eggleston, Cheryl Holman, Elizabeth Hadley (Head Start supervisor), Amber Haven (Head Start assistant), and Karen Engstrom

LONG BEACH-The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Pacific Shores has been busy sewing and delivering tote bags, and Pacific County's Head Start was the lucky recipient of their generosity Sept. 21.

Cheryl Holman helped coordinate the giving of denim tote bags for each of the students and a gift of much needed towels was also included. The tote bags are all hand-sewn and the result of two sewing bees that the ladies had over the summer. Each is uniquely decorated and made from recycled denim jeans.

Elizabeth Hadley, supervisor of Head Start, accepted the donation, saying, "These tote bags will be perfect for our kids to take items home on Friday and for them to put their library books in." Head Start school began Sept. 27. There are a few slots still available for children meeting the income eligibility and who are between 3- and 5-years old.

Another major project GFWC has been working on is giving wooden animals to the convalescent centers. A "super booster" Frank Hughes has cut out over 900 of the small animals and they are used as either gifts or for the residents of the centers to decorate as art work.

Mrs. Holman is eager to have more members join GFWC and "join in the fun" of making useful gifts while have a great social time as well. Anyone interested in joining the local Pacific Shores chapter of GFWC is encouraged to call Cheryl at 642-4875.

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