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Name: Arlene Lenhart

Favorite Charity: Jacumba Community Women's Club

Address: PO Box 224, Jacumba, CA 91934

I have been a member of the Jacumba Community Women's Club for 13 years. With less than 25 members, we devote thousands of volunteer hours, with our combined limited resources, each year. We are a small rural community and are the last service organization in our area, federated in 1948. We give a small scholarship each year, assist the seniors, support our local schools, make hats for premature babies in hospitals, use our sewing skills for lap robes for returning wounded soldiers and for Paul Newman's camp for severe illnesses, make pillows for the same camp and much more.

The club purchased the bead boards for my volunteer work with children and solicited beads from people who no longer craft, for me to use. I have worked with K - 7 students in a weekly beading class for two years. Because we have basically no budget, most of the beads originally came from my mother, who is no longer able to bead. I have also pulled from my own personal stock. I average 20 students each week, (offered during the after school program), from a school with a total population of less than 100.

All products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads are not intended for use by children under the age of 15.

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