Women's Giving Circle contributes to Family Promise
About 100 members of the Women’s Giving Circle of Barry County met in early May and decided to contribute collective donations of $8,060 to Family Promise of Barry County. Members agree to pay $50 at each quarterly meeting and determine which area organization will receive their collective funds. Pictured as the check is presented are (from left) Martha Gibbons, executive director of Family Promise; Nancy Goodin; Dr. Kimberly Norris; and Pastor Kim Metzer of Hope Church. The next meeting of the Women’s Giving Circle will be Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Gilmore Car Museum. The meeting will begin with dinner at 6 p.m., (members pay directly to the caterer or restaurant the night of the event.) As recipient of the May meeting funds, a representative of Family Promise of Barry County will speak about how the donations will benefit the program. The second speaker of the evening will be Bonnie Gettys, who will share information about the Barry County Early Education Initiative Fund of the Barry Community Foundation. Reservations can be made by email to Goodin, NanGoodin@aol.com or by calling 616-891-0325.