A $500 check was presented to Vicky Schroeder, the founder of The TAKE 5 CLUB
Take 5 uses your donations to shop for Oshkosh area children in need. They help by providing clothes, shoes, jackets, haircuts, and more for local kids.
Many of us remember a time when we or a friend of ours didn’t have those new clothes for the first day of school, or that jacket that would keep us extra warm in the winter. All of us know that something as simple as a new outfit or haircut can make a lot of difference in how we feel about ourselves.
When Take 5 provides clothing to a child, that child can look in the mirror and feel pride and confidence in their appearance. Fitting in with peers, concentrating on learning, making new friendships, and putting on beautiful smiles as they receive your donations. These are all things that we and Take 5 can do to help local children today.
A $500 check was also presented to a large family that lost their jobs and have serious health problems in the family
It has been the practice of the Oshkosh Barbershop Chapter to make annual donations to community charities. In view of their unfortunate circumstances, we helped out a family with this check and many food items in their time of need. He was also a barbershopper with the Oshkosh chapter in the past.
This was indeed a first for our chapter, but our board unanimously decided to go this route, being a special circumstance. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.