Our Summer Party is fast approaching! The event will take place on Saturday, August 15th from 10am-12pm at the Sarasota Polo Club. All members and their families are invited and encouraged to attend! There will be a bounce house, outdoor games and a craft table. We will also have an area where kids can help us prepare bags of school supplies to donate to this year’s charity – Mothers Helping Mothers. There is a small attendance fee for this party which will go toward providing lunch for everyone. Adults are $6, kids age 3 and up are $3 and kids age 2 and under are free. Please follow the link below to pay! Please include the number of children under 2. Even though they are free to attend we still need to provide a headcount to the caterer. So if they will eat, please include them! We hope to see old and new members alike at this great event!
Our first big support for Mothers Helping Mothers is to purchase school supplies to help the kids have what they need on their first day of school. Rather than ask you to bring different items to Town Hall or to our Summer party like we have done in the past, Tracie McHugh had a brilliant idea – purchase bundles and this way we won’t end up with a ton of glue sticks and nothing else! Jill will be purchasing the supplies with the money you donate and our kids will be able to help package them up into kits during the Summer Party! That way your children will be able to participate in some community service and begin to understand how to help others.
We’ve created four bundles:
Small: This allows us to buy some basics in bulk. Things like composition books, markers, crayons, glue, pencils, folders, tissues, wipes, etc.
Medium: This allows us to buy basics and a few more items with bogo deals. Things like scissors, colored pencils, pencil cases, notebooks, etc.
Large: Our large bundle gets us all of the basic supplies for one elementary student.
X-Large: our extra large bundle gets all of the basic supplies for one middle/high school student.
Please help us out with our first big supporter of Mothers Helping Mothers. This is one that they particularly asked us to help with, so trust me, our efforts will be greatly appreciated! Because Jill needs time to purchase the supplies, please purchase your bundle by Saturday, August 8th.