Women's Club of Farmingdale Hosts Pay It Forward Speaker Kate Kelly
At their Executive Board Meeting on November 17, the Women’s Club of Farmingdale (WCF) hosted guest speaker Kate Kelly from Pay It Forward LI (a 501c3 non-profit). Kelly outlined that this organization was created in 2010 by a group of five women volunteering their time who wanted to make a difference and “pay it forward” to those in need in the community. It is dedicated to supporting the community by focusing on the needs of those less fortunate. Through fundraising efforts and the help of the community, they provide school supplies, first day of school clothing, warm winter jackets, a free thrift store for families to come and pick out their own gently used clothes, and holiday presents for the alarming number of children in need right here in our own backyards. They strive to help provide these children with everyday essentials that are usually taken for granted and 100% of any funds goes back to the families.
The WCF will be including this worthwhile charitable foundation as part of its ongoing search for new, local charities. Please visit https://www.payitforwardlongisland.com for more information on how to donate or volunteer.
At the same meeting, WCF members and community volunteers and friends joined in the annual prepping of the holiday wreaths and bows which will be draped throughout the village by the DPW in time for the winter and holiday festivities. The women’s club was especially grateful to two prospective new members, Gayle Garthwaite and Linda Hayes, for immediately volunteering their services to help with prepping. We look forward to having them as members and friends.