Oregon Woman’s Club donates to Lincoln Elementary School

OWC members present winter hats and gloves for students at Lincoln Elementary School in Rochelle. Left to right: Nancy Bartels, OWC board member, Michele Gittleson, Lincoln Elementary, Jan Steward, OWC president and Sandi Chasm, OWC board member.

OREGON — Members of the Oregon Woman's Club brought the gift of warmth to Lincoln Elementary School in Rochelle last week. Three OWC members delivered a collection of warm hats, gloves and mittens to the office at the school.

"It's a fact of life," Jan Steward, OWC president, said. "Kids lose their gloves in the winter and sadly, many families are struggling and some kids don't have warm gloves in the first place. The gift of gloves that the school can deliver as needed is simple for us and can be hugely important to the kids."

The Oregon Woman's Club is a part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, a nationwide group of community-based volunteer women's clubs. The OWC supports numerous local groups including Lifeline, Serenity House, Rock River Center, FOCUS House in Rochelle, Winning Wheels, Friends of the Oregon Library, VFW Post 8739 and Nachusa Grasslands.

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