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Women’s Leadership Initiative to host fundraiser next month

Published 10:14am Monday, April 21, 2014

The Women’s Leadership Initiative had a breakout year in 2013 and it looks to grow even more.

The community group has dedicated itself to improving children’s lives in Mower County by providing basic needs and services. It is inviting interested residents to attend its annual fundraiser, Power of the Palate, next month or to get involved in WLI programs.

WLI volunteers picked up weekend backpack programs that provide food to needy students at Southgate Elementary School and Woodson Kindergarten Center, according to Chris Grev, marketing director of the United Way of Mower County. Volunteers also pack food for Grand Meadow Public Schools elementary students.

“It’s just all part of working together to get people form a place of need to a place of self sufficiency,” Grev said.

In addition, volunteers have also taken over personal care closet shelves for all Austin elementary schools, as well as Lyle, Grand Meadow and Southland elementary schools.

WLI members are encouraging area residents to attend its second annual Power of the Palate from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, to learn more about the group. Tickets are $30 and can be found at the United Way office. Grev said the WLI is always looking for more members.

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