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Women raising funds for children in Y-S

October 3, 2007

Women in Philanthropy will hold its annual luncheon Thursday to raise funds for children’s causes in Yuba-Sutter.

The group will combine the proceeds from this luncheon with the dues it collects from its members to help Hands of Hope and Iles Golf Academy for Children, spokeswomen Clarine Musfelt said.

“This is about women coming together and helping children,” she said.

The luncheon is also a chance for people to get to know more about the group and to join. The yearly dues cost $350, but it all goes to the charities. The luncheon is an extra boost for the group.

“There’s really no overhead, so the luncheon proceeds are going straight to them,” Musfelt said.

Hands of Hope will get $300 of the members’ dues with the other $50 going to Iles Golf Academy.

Hands of Hope is a charity which helps children in the Yuba-Sutter area and their families who are homeless. In Yuba-Sutter K-12 schools, 578 children are considered homeless, Musfelt said. The charity helps provide a way for them to wash themselves and get clean clothes.

Iles Golf Academy lets children of any background learn about golf from a club pro for a week. The $50 covers the expenses for one child to learn for a week.

The luncheon will be in the flower building at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person or $300 for a sponsor table for six.

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