Clayton County Womenade spring potluck March 11

By Shelia Tomkins

Organizers of Womenade, a grassroots organization formed in Clayton County this summer, plan to hold a benefit potluck on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 South First Street. 

"Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share if you like and plan to enjoy an evening of fellowship," say organizaers. 

An update will be given regarding the donations received thus far and the contributions that have been distributed.  

"Please bring your checkbooks if you would like to help support the cause; we've pretty much depleted the funds we have in the account due to so many needs for extra assistance in this very cold, very long winter," say organizers.  "Also, please invite your friends and neighbors and relatives to come and learn more about all the good that the Clayton Country Womenade is doing. "

The mission of Womenade is to give monetary donations to help others. There are no administrative fees, so 100% of the donations go to help those in need.

The Womenade fund is used to provide immediate and confidential assistance to approved individuals in Clayton County in time of hardship or when facing small stumbling blocks. There is a $300 one-time maximum donation per recipient. Referrals are made through existing agencies. 

The money is not distributed directly to recipients; i.e., if someone needs help with a car repair bill, the Womenade check is written to the repair shop, not the individual. 

How to donate

For those unable to attend the gathering, a Womenade bank account has been established at Peoples State Bank, 15 Goethe Street, Guttenberg, and donations can be left there (make checks payable to Clayton County Womenade). Contact sheets are available at the bank; fill one out with your name, phone, mailing address and email so that you can be notified of upcoming gatherings.

Organizers stress that everyone is welcome to join the group. People can join at anytime by attending a gathering or by making a donation.

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