Healthy Community Initiative

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The Campaign for Children Committee is Making a Difference

May 18, 2008


The Campaign for Children Committee has been named the September/October 2008 recipient of the Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference Award.” The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.

For 13 years, a small group of women from the Northfield United Methodist Church — known as the Campaign for Children Committee — has provided backpacks and school supplies for children whose families participate in the social services programs of the Northfield Community Action Center (CAC). On August 20, 2008, the Campaign for Children women — along with the Northfield CAC — distributed new backpacks and school supplies to 411 children from 225 households. All of these children attend school in the Northfield School District. As one can imagine, it takes a lot of time and effort to shop for, package and distribute backpacks and school supplies for 411 children. This group of highly-organized women is truly committed to helping make sure that all children in the Northfield School District get the best possible start to the school year.

Members of the Campaign for Children Committee include Joyce Briggs, Gwen Daniels, Jean DeLong, Donna Kuhnau, Kathy Neil, Nancy Pietz, Marge Randolph, Donna Rock, Virginia Stickley, and Lou Witman. Congratulations and thank you to these incredible women for their outstanding community work!