How you ask...join our BLOCK Party we say
A BLOCKbuster idea for the community to give back to the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club
who for the last 53 years has given so much to the community
We are asking for YOUR help to build our dream of a larger and updated clubhouse
and become a true COMMUNITY Center
This project will
double the size of our main room
provide more space for our events
provide more space for BINGO and in turn more money for scholarships
provide food storage for Kidz Eatz...our weekend meal program
allow us to build a community landmark
But most of all, this project will allow the Woman’s Club to better serve the needs of our community by establishing a central “headquarters”
to connect all residents to one another.....It Takes A Village
to provide for services needed to.....Make It Better
You will be donating “blocks” to lay the foundation of our building expansion
All donations received during our BLOCK Party will be used specifically
for the expansion of the clubhouse.
BLOCKS make great gifts in honor of or in memory of a loved one
Why Do WE NEED This Expansion
Our clubhouse was built in 1968. At the time it was adequate to serve the needs of Yankeetown and Inglis. In the last 53 years the area has changed significantly and the Woman's Club has been involved every step of the way. From the beginning our focus has been on "Making It Better" especially for the students attending Yankeetown School; a K-8 Title I school.
In 1971 we began awarding scholarships to deserving students from the proceeds of Bingo games held weekly. To date we have awarded over $100,00 in scholarships.
After working closely with Yankeetown School to help provide various necessities for the students, we realized there were a number of the children that didn't have food to eat over the weekend. We formalized the Kidz Eatz Weekend Meal Program in 2015 and today we are providing 7 meals and snacks to 33 students each weekend. The generosity of the community and local businesses plus the donation of 800 boxed meals allows us to provide meals for 10 weeks over the summer.
Our biggest problem is STORAGE. To help more Kidz we need more food; with more food we need more storage. The building addition gives Kidz Eatz the much needed storage they need, in a central location with easy access for volunteers. PLUS more space for Bingo so more students can benefit from scholarships.
PLEASE HELP us HELP the KIDZ and our communities