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‘Chicks For Charity’ Non-Profit Makes SS Symphony League it’s Final Recipient

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Some of the organizers pictured during an earlier KSST interview L. to R. Dee Elliott, Mandy Kennedy, Peggy Deitze, Jane Sargent and Pennye West

Chicks for Charity, a 501c3 non-profit charity organization operating in Hopkins County, has officially been dissolved as of May 16, 2019. This follows Chicks donations of several thousands of dollars which have made a large impact upon worthy local causes since it’s 2010 inception. The non-profit had fulfilled it’s usefulness to the community, after organizers sought others to volunteer for leadership positions. During the final meeting, the collective group of organizers and officers voted to dissolve, end the quarterly meetings, and devote themselves to other interests in their individual lives. In a press release sent by charter member Mandy Kennedy, information about the final donation was explained.

“Chicks voted to give this last donation to the Sulphur Springs Symphony League. This is the 501c3 non-profit that puts on the Symphony on the Square for July 4th, helps purchase instruments for Symphony Orchestra students in need, and sponsors the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performance for the entire 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students every year. They’ve been nominated several times, but this is their first time to receive the winning votes. If you were not with us, please make your check out to “S S Symphony League” and mail it to 13 Jennifer Lane 75482. We will be presenting the donation in two weeks and would like to have all the checks by then”.

Mandy went on to add, “on behalf of the Team Leaders, thank you ALL so much for supporting Chicks for Charity Hopkins County these many years! We’ve done GOOD WORK ladies – and many people in need have benefited as a result of your generosity and shared love for community. I personally appreciate each of you for your willingness to share your time and money so faithfully for so long!! It’s been a sweet pleasure to be on your Team!! Have a wonderful Summer!”

This is the original 2010 mission statement of the Hopkins County Chicks for Charity organization. OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: To reach out and help our communities by finding 100 or more women to each contribute at least $50, four times a year to collectively give at least $20,000 annually to local charities and non-profit organizations here in Hopkins County, Texas. The idea is to keep our contributions and support local so as to have a direct and immediate impact that we can all personally see, right here in our communities. OUR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Sandra Baucom, Peggy Dietze, Dee Elliott, Lequida Jennings, Mandy Kennedy, Jane Sargent, Sher Sevier, Pennye West.

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Author: Enola Gay

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