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Newcomers Club - Selected Charities for 2016-2017

Our Board has proudly chosen to support the following charitable organizations for 2016-17. Money raised through our fundraising efforts will be distributed to these organizations at the close of our year (). One-half of our funds will go to the President's Choice,  The other half will be equally divided and distributed to the Board's selections.  A brief description of each organization follows: 

*Click on the Charity below to find out more information about the Charity

President’s Pick

For this year, President Audrey Williamson has selected the Big Paws Canine: the mission is to provide and train service dogs, companion dogs and therapy dogs for disable veterans and first responders injured in the line of duty. Extensive training is required for both the person and the dog. Disabilities range from obvious physical disabilities to PTSD and other emotional and cognitive disabilities. A big part of the program is to help these men and women transition back into civilian life. Counseling and other programs are offered to help find employment and keep the clients employed. Training is offered for medical help, such as opening doors for the disabled, medication, getting up and down, walking stairs...almost anything a person might need help with. Monetary donations help the volunteers working in the program provide veterinary care, service vests, and many other needs. 

The Board has chosen two charities:page4image34176

Look Good, Feel Better: is administered through the American Cancer Society, new synthetic wigs are provided to cancer victims at no charge. Each client, who is referred by her doctor, will receive a wig and two turbans. As a volunteer, the owner of Tami and Co Hair Salon in Myrtle Beach, holds 2-3 workshops a month to teach the clients how to care for her wig and styles it for the client. The program is also part of a nationwide project where makeup and skincare products are sent by major cosmetic companies in sealed, individual bags to be distributed to the clients. Money that Newcomers would donate would be used to purchase the wigs. Although Tami provides her services free of charge, each wig costs at least $140 and there are too many women in need of this cosmetic boost to help them get a through what may be the greatest struggle of their lives. Tami also accepts individuals donations of sample and any other unused cosmetic product. She puts these items in a basket in the salon and allows the women to select what they need. Such items do NOT include body lotions, sprays and colognes. 

Hope House: the mission is to provide a healthy and supportive environment for registered Myrtle Beach students who are homeless or nearly so. They must be attending school and actively pursuing their diploma. Totally staffed by volunteers, the long range goal is a shelter home. Meanwhile, every attempt is made to provide the student with whatever physical and emotional needs they have, including medical and dental care. Cash donations and gift cards helps the volunteers purchase the items determined to be necessary.

If anyone has any questions about our charities, or if you would like information on volunteering to help any of these choices, please contact Wendy Margulies at 843-399-3106. 

Purple Bucket

Purple Bucket

As our new year begins, we have decided to renew the Purple Bucket Collection. Each month, at our Coffee and again at our Luncheon, we will pass a purple bucket around for your voluntary contributions to the registered charitable organization selected by the Board.

For the month of March we have selected Keep Our Pets for the Purple Bucket. 

Note:  The Purple Bucket Collection is strictly voluntary. Your support is deeply appreciated. 

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