GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club plans to bowl for a cause

Members of the GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club hold blankets with the Linus Tampa Bay Project.

By Ariana Pedraza

The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club has been a positive contributor to our community since 1955, when it helped build the cabinets for the Brandon Civic Center. Today, 66 years later, she still does everything she can to help causes in our community.

Over the past few years, he has donated art supplies and instruments to schools, prepared appreciation care kits for teachers, organized fun days at adult group homes, and organized celebrations. Annual Christmases for students at a local school. During these feasts, the students received shoes, clothes and toys. The club also sponsors a kennel through the local kennel club and at the height of the pandemic it made more than 1,500 masks, which were placed in care packages with cards and snacks for first responders. and a local pediatric emergency unit. In the past, it has also provided scholarships for high school students.

Jeanette Kjosa, the club’s finance manager, explained: “We are a group of women who love to help others. I have been with the club for over 10 years and we support many nonprofits and small businesses in the community.

Throughout the summer, the club has adopted a “Wild Things” theme for its events and fundraisers, including the Wild Things virtual bingo, the bunco, and the upcoming bowling event on Sunday, August 29. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Brandon Crossroads Bol. The funds will go to the GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club mission to participate and organize other service events in our community. The event is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Kathy Mammenga, also the club’s finance president, said, “We just want people to come join us and have fun while raising money for the community.”

Admission is $ 12 per bowler, which includes two hours of bowling, snacks, shoes, and drinks. You can also sponsor areas of the event for $ 50. For more information about the event and how you can help, visit

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