The women’s community service group – which prioritizes charitable endeavors that focus on helping children, women, families and the community — will raise funds for the San Diego chapter of StandUp for Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in America.
After collecting applications from various organizations in the community, club chairwoman Cathy Fillmore and her dedicated team of board members determined that StandUp for Kids was this year’s deserving recipient for the club’s 9th annual event.
“It was a very hard choice to make, but collectively, we really wanted to see the money go where there is the most need [and] benefits women or children, which is an absolute prerequisite of any recipient for our fundraiser,” said. Fillmore. “We wanted to contribute to giving the children forced to live on the streets an opportunity to get back into society and become a real part of the community again. We truly feel that sometimes all it takes is to know that someone cares.”
All funds raised from the event will go to support abused and abandoned children living on the streets of San Diego by providing basic necessities, education and job training and funds for the nonprofit’s “Send a Kid Home” program, which helps reunite children with a loving family member or friend who can provide shelter and support.
For the upcoming event, the Women’s Club is seeking 100 percent tax-deductible monetary donations, as well as donations of bottles of liquor, including wine, schnapps or liquor for game prizes.
Checks can be made out to MBWC Foundation and mailed to MBWC, 840 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, 92109. Call (858) 488-2628 for more information.