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Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club donation helps nonprofit provide food to students

BOYERTOWN — The Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club recently held its annual Girls’ Night Out Basket Raffle Fundraiser. The evening proved to be a major success and helped raise more than $17,800.

Club members selected Operation 143 to present a portion of the event’s profit this year.

On Thursday, May 16, members of Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club invited Lisa Heverly, executive director of Operation 143, to their end-of-year banquet where the club presented a contribution check for $12,500.

“The donation from BJWC has come at an important time,” Heverly said in the release. “The cost of running the program has increased, reflective of the need that has grown within the communities we serve. The donated funds will be used to help cover the cost of everything we do to keep serving the students in the program.”

Operation 143 is a nonprofit organization that offers a program called SWFP (Student Weekend Food Program), which provides food to students in our local communities who would go without over the weekend. Operation 143 works to help homeless and food-insecure students succeed by addressing the issue of childhood hunger.

Currently, the program helps students in six local districts including Upper Perk, Boyertown, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Spring Ford, and Norristown. Students referred to the program in the 48 schools receive food bags that contain enough food for dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday, as well as snacks and water. All meals are ready-made and require no cooking.

This school year alone, Operation 143 is supporting 367 students and they have served 72,259 meals.

To support Operation 143’s mission to address childhood hunger by volunteering or through a financial contribution, contact Lisa Heverly at

For information about getting involved with Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club, visit their Facebook page GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Boyertown.

The Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club is comprised of a group of dedicated women who volunteer their time and talents to enrich the Boyertown area and beyond with projects benefiting our youth and those in need.  BJWC organization is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations.

Source: Berkshire mont

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