2015 was an exciting and an important milestone for The Friendship Club as we celebrated our 20th anniversary. We wrapped the year with a special gift from Century 21: Realtors and staff from the South County, Penn Valley, Grass Valley, and Nevada City Century 21 offices participated in outfitting The Friendship Club with much needed kitchen equipment! The kitchen shower was an important step in our efforts in 2016 to continue to provide wholesome, quality meals for our girls when they are with us. The new equipment allows us to be more efficient and creative. Feeding 85 girls a week is an important part of our mission – we want to make sure girls have access to healthy food as well as an opportunity to learn how to prepare nutritious meals. We are also able to “go green” by abandoning paper plates and plastic utensils for real dishes and silverware. The girls love eating off real plates and are taking pride in helping with the small extra effort that involves.
We are grateful for Eric Hatch and Dan Jacquzzi, owners of Century 21 for supporting this effort. Thank you to Cathy Bearry and Shannon Hatch for bringing this idea to Century 21 and for supporting the process. Thank you Century 21 Realtors and staff for supporting the efforts of The Friendship Club, for impacting our programs, and for investing in our girls and our community.
2016 is going to be another amazing year! Not only have we started the year off right with this incredible investment, but we are also looking forward to expanding our scope and impacting young women into their early twenties through the launch of our new alumni program! Stay tuned for more details later…