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By Mary Walkup
Contributing Writer 

The Woman's Club of Lake Wales to Hold Virtual Bingo Fundraiser Jan. 17

 

Last updated 1/15/2021 at 3:37pm

Fundraising is beneficial to our community, our club, and its members. Raising capital for a local project, recognized charity, affiliate organization, or an organization's outreach plans and operations, or a facilities maintenance, is an opportunity to make the achievements of an organization known throughout the community.

As we work together on a fundraiser, we learn new skills and much more. Successful teamwork fosters cooperation, provides a sense of accomplishment, cultivates pride and ownership in the organization, and creates life-long friendships-all while building a stronger and better organization.

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

There are tried and true fundraising techniques that bring General Federation of Women's Clubs success every year, but sometimes a specific club must think outside the box. Although fundraising events are an opportunity to build relationships and interact in a positive way with others in the community, the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely put a crimp in fundraising opportunities.

COVID-19 may have stopped us from going to work, hugging our loved ones, and enjoying a meal at our favorite restaurants, but it is also teaching us to be creative. We, as a nation, are figuring out new ways to connect with coworkers from home, send love to our families, and support local businesses.

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales feels it's time to get creative with our fundraising to support our efforts for the community. We need to continue to raise funds and make an impact on the future of our world, our state, and our community, even if we can't be together in person.

The Club has always depended on the rental of their Clubhouse facilities to supplement the yearly fundraisers that are held as community activities to support important projects and needs within the community. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club has upheld their sense of moral obligation to the people in the community by restricting the rental of their facilities according to the CDC Guidelines, and by placing their fundraising events on hold to protect their members and the members of the community.

So, in the spirit of creativity, the Woman's Club of Lake Wales will be holding "It's A New Year VIRTUAL Bingo Fundraiser" from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17. You can play Bingo in the safety of your home, have fun, win prizes, and know that you are supporting a worthy organization that has been dedicated to the welfare of the local community for over 100 years. Tickets can be purchased for $20 for 2 Bingo Cards and for an additional $10 you can purchase 4 more Bingo Cards, all from givelively.org at https://secure.givelively.org/event/the-gfwc-womens-club-of-lake-wales-inc/it-s-a-new-year-virtual-bingo-fundraiser or if you don't like to play Bingo, consider a donation at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-gfwc-womens-club-of-lake-wales-inc/reaching-young-leaders-of-tomorrow .

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales is a 501(c)3 organization that began in 1914 as a group of women dedicated to improving Lake Wales and the lives of its citizens. Providing funds, volunteer hours and leadership in the pursuit of that goal over the past 105 year, they are a proud Chapter of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales works locally to bring about positive change with an unwavering dedication to community improvement through volunteer service, impacting lives, through acts large and small. Follow them at https://gfwc-womans-club-of-lake-wales.business.site .

 

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