Rossmoor Woman’s Club distributes $30,000 in donations to local charities

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RWC President Maggie Paul, front center, give a check to Casa Youth Shelter’s Program Manager Bianca Gonzalez, left, while the shelter’s Administrative Manager Kathleen Cyr looks on.  On the back row are RWC Vice President-Dean Beverly Rigney, left, Vice President-Fundraising Lorena Bartlett and Vice President-Membership Sue Pagett.

Several officers of the Rossmoor Woman’s Club accompanied President Maggie Paul on a recent morning-long philanthropic outing, delivering checks to six of the local charities the club supports. The donations went to:

  • The Youth Center, which provides social, educational and recreational programs for children and teens throughout the year.
  • Casa Youth Shelter, which provides temporary shelter and counseling to runaways and other youth in crisis.
  • Precious Life Shelter, which offers residential and supportive services for homeless women, before and after they give birth.
  • We Care, which meets emergency needs of families and individuals by offering rental assistance, utility assistance, therapy services, food, personal care items and more.
  • Isidore Historical Plaza, site of the oldest public building in Los Alamitos, a 1921 chapel that volunteers are restoring and running as a community center.
  • The Los Alamitos Museum, which has been preserving and showcasing the history of Los Al since 1975.

During the club fiscal year that ended June 30, the Rossmoor Woman’s Club gave approximately $30,000 in grants to local charities and student scholarships.   These grants are possible thanks to community support of the group’s two major annual fundraisers, the Holiday Home Tour in December and the Spring Garden Tour in May.

The 61-year-old club also donates in-kind materials (such as school backpacks and supplies for children of Joint Forces Base personnel) and does hands-on volunteer work (such as spending time cooking at the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach).

Although the organization, which is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is centered in Rossmoor, members come from all over north Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas to participate in a mix of social and community service activities.  For more information, visit the club website at www.rossmoorwomansclub.com.

Rossmoor Woman’s Club distributes $30,000 in donations to local charities