• Education
    February 29, 2016
    2:35 pm

    A young lady’s pinnacle of high school is to dress up like a princess and attend their prom. Unfortunately, this is a dream that is out of financial reach for many families. The Lake Gaston Junior Women’s Club formed Operation Prom Princess in 2014. The project provides gowns and accessories, free of charge, to local high school girls that are in need of a gown. Gowns are collected through the month of February; during select dates in March the gowns are provided to girls in need for only a $5.00 suggested donation. The club has partnered with community businesses and volunteers that help out during collections, as well as the event to help girls find their “perfect” dress. Parents and their daughters, who have previously attended

  • Home Life
    January 20, 2016
    2:10 pm

    We had the pleasure of sponsoring two families, one from Brunswick County and one from Mecklenburg County, for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both families were provided with a full meal for Thanksgiving. For Christmas, each child in each family was given a new outfit, a coat, a pair of pajamas, undergarments, socks, and two toys. The single mothers of each family were given a slow cooker to help prepare meals.

  • Health
    November 17, 2015
    11:51 am

    Our club collected empty medicine bottles, boxed them up, and sent to the Malawi Project, where they will then be sent overseas to the people of Malawi. Many people in Malawi have to walk miles to see a doctor and have a prescription filled. The pharmacies often only have scraps of paper to wrap the precious medicines in. The goal of the Malawi Project was to keep plastic prescription bottles out of landfills and instead send them to those in desperate need of the bottles. The bottles will keep the medicine from being lost and protect it from the environment. The bottles will give patients a more secure way to transport and store their medications. The Malawi Project has now collected over

  • Education
    October 29, 2015
    1:00 pm

    We'd like to say thank you to everyone that participated in our 2015 Backpack Drive, including donors and the local businesses that allowed us to place collection boxes in their locations. Thanks to the many generous donations, we were able to help 13 schools in total between Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties. The supplies were divided into packages and distributed to all elementary, middle, and high schools within Mecklenburg and Brunswick. The care packages will allow local schools to have the supplies available to children who would not have otherwise been able to afford them.