Women’s group gives presents to veterans
Jan Mielke spearheaded an effort to make the holidays a bit brighter for residents at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Nu Chapter members donated items such as comfortable clothing, toiletries and slippers during the chapter’s November meeting held at Bethany Evangelical Free Church in Clintonville.
Items were also donated by community members, businesses and churches in Marion, Tigerton, Clintonville, Wittenberg, and Shawano. Chapter members and the community donated $750.
Mary Polcin, a Stampin Up demonstrator, along with Judy Kucksdorf and Lynn Aprill helped chapter members create holiday cards for veterans. Working in assembly line fashion, the group of 20 made 60 cards in less than an hour.
Nu Chapter, a part of Delta Kappa Gamma International, is a society of women educators from Waupaca and Shawano counties. Chapter members also support the Books for Newborns project, donate $200 to each of two school libraries each year, and this year will award a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in education.