Woman’s Club of Delray Beach Donates $1,500 Toward Summer Books for Second Grade Students


Recognizing the impact summer reading has on helping students learn, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach recently donated $1,500 to Delray Beach’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which will be used to provide summer books for about 100 second grade students at Orchard View Elementary School. “We’re very grateful for this gift from the Woman’s Club,” Orchard View Elementary School Principal Kathleen DePuma said. “This will help put books in the hands of many of our students this summer.” Thanks to the gift from the Woman’s Club, as well as other contributions, Delray Beach’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading will now be able to send five grade-level appropriate books home with every kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade student at Orchard View. “This generous contribution helps us expand the summer-reading program at Orchard View,” said Janet Meeks, education coordinator for the City of Delray Beach. “This is one more step toward helping students read during the summer months and helping them retain what they learned during the school year.” A group dedicated to community volunteering, the Woman’s Club has been a strong supporter of Orchard View Elementary School, with several club members volunteering to help where and when needed. Money for the donation was raised during the club’s Real Men Bake annual fundraiser earlier this year. “We wanted to do something special for Delray Beach and for Orchard View,” said the club’s Co-President Mary Reis. “We also wanted to show our support for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading.” To find out more about the Woman’s Club of Delray Beach, please visit www.gfwc-delray.org. About the GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach The GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach is a non-profit organization comprised of a diverse group of women dedicated to volunteering in Delray Beach. Through community involvement and financial contributions, the club has supported a variety of local organizations including the Caring Kitchen, the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, the Delray Beach Public Library and the 505 Teen Center.