Flocks of flamingos will pink Monroe homes until Oct. 1

MONROE, CT — The Monroe Women’s Club is halfway through its annual “You’ve Been Pinked” Flamingo Fundraiser, which started on Aug. 1 and ends Oct. 1, leading up to the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For a $15 donation, a flock of pink plastic flamingos will be placed at your Monroe home or the home of a friend, relative or neighbor living in town, for a two-day-stay.

Your chosen recipient will then have the opportunity to pink someone of their choosing for a similar donation. This year’s beneficiary is St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound/Think Pink Monroe. Order forms are available at monroewomensclub.org.

The Flamingo Fundraiser was introduced to the Monroe Women’s Club in 2013 and is the idea of former club member Jo Ann Bruno. The funds raised have gone to various organizations throughout the years.

The fundraiser will benefit St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound and this year the club is teaming up with Think Pink Monroe, so funds will go directly to Monroe residents with breast cancer.

These funds can be used to buy wigs and prostheses, or pay for mortgage and rents due, to high medical bills. Last summer the Monroe Women’s Club pinked 58 homes and raised $830 for Swim Across the Sound.

About the Monroe Women’s Club

The Monroe Women’s Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and member of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. The club has served the town of Monroe since 1976 and does annual spring and fall events such as purse auctions, Kentucky Derby luncheons, magic shows, comedy shows and murder mystery dinners.

Each year the club donates Easter Baskets to the Monroe Food Pantry and holds a Halloween costume and candy drive. The volunteer organization also donates Valentine and Mother’s Day gift bags to a local women’s shelter.

New members are always welcome, but due to COVID-19, the club’s projects and fundraisers are limited and meetings are only done via Zoom. For information on membership, call Adele Buck at 203-452-8468.

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