March 27, 2024. The Gardner Women’s Circle of Giving ( WCG) held its Spring meeting at the Clark Memorial YMCA in Winchendon. Attendees enjoyed a delicious spread of food and desserts, generously donated by Joyce Birchler and Dena Allread of Switchables. Lucky attendees took home beautiful centerpieces if their birthday was closest to the event! Presentations were given by Care Central VNA & Hospice, Inc. to share our vision of establishing a Memory Café at our Gardner office, and by Sleep In Heavenly Peace, and organization who provide beds for children who do not have one. After the votes were counted, Sleep In Heavenly Peace was the narrow winner, however many attendees were so moved by both presentations that donations were given to both organizations.

Our organization was presented with the ” runner up” check, which was a record breaking amount, on Wednesday April 24th.

Also pictured are Holly, Kristin, and Karen with members of the WCG April 24th receiving the check!


Pictured with other WCG members are Karen, Kristin and Holly at the event March 27th


The Summer meeting of the WCG will be held on June 5th. For more information on joining the WCG ( all are welcome) please reach out to Kristin for more information on this wonderful group of women committed to philanthropic support of the greater Gardner area non-profit organizations!