Blessings in a Backpack is a national charity that feeds hungry schoolchildren throughout the United States. Ten women in Lake Country started a chapter in August, 2012, and they are feeding 36 children at Hadfield Elementary School in Waukesha.
However, they know that 4,000 children in Waukesha County are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches so they intend to raise money to make a bigger difference. Recently they gathered at the home of Agnes and Geoff O'Connor in Hartland to prepare for their first major fundraiser, which will be held this summer at the home of Marjorie Clark Takton in Elm Grove.
Lorayne Ritt covers Waukesha County's nonprofits. Call her at (262) 542-6797, or send an email to email@example.com.
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