Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, founded in 2006 by the late Major General Gerald Sajer and his wife, Helen, helps veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
It started out simple: The Sajers invited the vets to visit their peaceful farm in Adams County, PA.
Since then the services it offers have expanded considerably, and can include anything from financial support to help pay the bills, to stepping up for those faced with a long recovery process. Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors is all about hope.
The Dementia Society of America enables those with dementia live dignified and meaningful lives, often by helping loved ones who bear the brunt of the caregiving.
Their programs bring much-needed education, local resources, and life-enrichment to individuals and families affected by Dementia.
One example is how they leverage the latest research into the link between dementia and creativity by providing activities that include music and art.
The Society also funds research that may one day find a cure and, until then, effective interventions.
Quilts for Kids makes – as the name suggests – patchwork quilts to comfort children with serious illness, injury, or trauma.
Quilts for Kids uses contributions to purchase (wholesale or below market price) the sort of fabrics kids ask for most in a quilt.
Here is a note on the Quilt for Kids website – one of dozens – “My daughter is a patient at CHOP. She just received one of your quilts. Thank you! She loves it!”
The fundraiser couldn’t have happened without donations from local businesses and organizations, including McCaffrey’s Food Market, the VFW Post 6393, and other establishments.
For more information about the Lower Makefield Women’s Club call 215-497-4947 or visit www.lmwc.org.
PHOTO CAP: LMWC member, Valerie Mix, at one of the luncheon tables.