Local group receives national honor
The Brookwood Make A Difference Day Flea Market is one of the 10 national honorees receiving a $10,000 award donated to charity. The Baldwin Center is the charity chosen by the organizers of the Brookwood Make A Difference Day Flea Market to receive this $10,000 award.
For 10 years a committed group of women have organized a flea market in honor of Make a Difference Day each October. The proceeds of this subdivision wide sale are then donated to four charities including the Baldwin Center. Each year the flea market grows bigger and bigger and this year they will be able to celebrate their national award! Congratulations and thank you for all your countless hours devoted to this project!
Make A Difference Day is sponsored annually by USA Weekend Magazine and its 700 carrier newspapers. It is held in partnership with Hands On Network and is supported by Newman’s Own.
On March 2, 2011, the organizers of the Brookwood Make A Difference Day Flea Market met with the Baldwin Center leadership to discuss how the funds will be used. Funds will be used for a new commercial coffee pot, high chairs and funding to start an evening meal program. Pictured left to right are Lisa Machesky, executive director of the Baldwin Center, Joanne Marcil, Carolyn Wells, Sylvia Wheeling, food director at the Baldwin Center, Trish Kangas and Kathy Bommarito. Marcil, Wells, Kangas and Bommarito are the organizers of the Brookwood Make A Difference Day Flea Market. Marcil is creator and co-chair, Kangas is the co-chair, Wells and Bommarito are project coordinators.