Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off

Las Amigas, Inc. Gastonia Chapter Donates to BackPack

Five happy faces greeted me at the entrance of our office building this morning. Representing Las Amigas Gastonia Chapter, President Gayle and long-time members presented me with a $200 check to the BackPack Weekend Food Program.

Las Amigas, Incorporated is a national, public service, charitable, fundraising women’s organization founded by Mrs. Dora R. Mason and Mrs. Mary Q. Moore.

A few weeks ago, I received a call from Ms. Gayle, President of the Gastonia Chapter, telling me the organization picked the BackPack to donate their money to this year.

“It’s always a special day to pick up the phone to hear the person on the other end saying they want to give to your mission,” said Dallas Butler, Executive Director. “It’s music to your ears. We are very fortunate for the many individuals who continue to “call” us and support the program through their giving. It’s a phone call I never want to miss.”