Bonsall, CA — Bonsall Woman’s Club has recently distributed more than $11,000 to local non-profits after a successful year of fundraising.
The following organizations are recipients of BWC charitable donations: Angels of Rawley, Chloe Sanctuary, Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, Love Your Feral Felines, Save Pets One at a Time, Fallbrook Music Society, Fallbrook Center for the Arts, Girls on the Run, Camp Pendleton YMCA, Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation, D’Vine Path, Friends of the Fallbrook Library, Eagle Young Marines, Alabaster Jar Project, Bonsall Educational Foundation (Art), President’s Project: VB Charter School Child Fund, Burns Institute “Camp Beyond the Scars,” REINS, Fallbrook Food Pantry, Canine Companions, Fallbrook Senior Center (meals), Foundation for Senior Care, Bonsall/Fallbrook Little League and Fallbrook Youth Baseball.
Mary Jo Pfaff, BWC President for the 2022-23 year and chair of the Charitable Donations Committee this past Spring, said she really enjoyed working with her fellow members to determine which recipients would receive funds.
“It truly was an honor working with such wonderful, dedicated women, and to be able to support these very worthwhile organizations. We work hard all year long to be able to back to our community. It’s really rewarding to hand out all these checks!” Pfaff said.
Recipients are selected annually by the BWC. Donations vary depending on the amount raised during the year, the need demonstrated or projected by prospective recipients, and the benefit to the community.
In addition to these donations, BWC supports local students with Student-of-the-Month awards and scholarships for graduating seniors.
BWC, a 501(c)(3), has served Bonsall and the surrounding area since it was organized in 1980. Anyone living within the Bonsall community who is interested in learning more about the club or is interested in joining, should check out the website: bonsallwomansclub.org. Members may also be contacted through the website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonsall Woman’s Club recently made a charitable donation to support Canine Companions. Pictured (from left) are Don Guillou and his dog Vanetter, Piero Berlonghi, BWC President Mary Jo Pfaff, BWC 2nd Vice president Bev York, Marcell Mallette ED and Mimi Kim. In addition to presenting the donation, Pfaff and York were given a tour of the Canine Companions facility, observed demonstrations by the dogs and volunteers, and received information about philanthropy opportunities to assist with the dogs.
Burn Institute Executive Director Susan Day, center, receives a charitable donation from Bonsall Woman’s Club, represented by member Jacky Nutter, left, and BWC President Mary Jo Pfaff. While visiting the Burn Institute in July, Nutter and Pfaff met volunteers who organize and operate the “Camp Beyond the Scars” program which helps 8- to 17-year-old burn survivors.