Ogle County News

Oregon Woman’s Club donates hats, gloves to Rochelle Elementary School

Members of the Oregon Woman’s Club brought the gift of warmth to Lincoln Elementary School, Rochelle, last week. Three OWC members delivered a collection of warm hats, gloves, and mittens to the office at the school.

“It’s a fact of life,” said Jan Steward, OWC president. “Kids lose their gloves in the winter, and, sadly, many families are struggling, and some kids don’t have warm gloves in the first place. The gift of gloves that the school can deliver as needed is simple for us and can be hugely important to the kids.”

The Oregon Woman’s Club is a part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a nationwide group of community-based volunteer women’s clubs. The OWC supports numerous local groups, including Lifeline, Serenity House, Rock River Center, FOCUS House in Rochelle, Winning Wheels, Friends of the Oregon Library, VFW Post 8739, and Nachusa Grasslands.