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Prairie Godmothers making wishes come true

10 Barton County women helped so far

The Prairie Godmother Funds provide help to Barton County women in need.

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Wishes granted.  That’s what Prairie Godmothers are all about, said Melanie Calcarra, one of the founding Godmothers.   They may not carry a wand or say “Bippity-boppity-boo,” but for the women of Barton County who need a hand, the magic is real.  
“Basically, its about women helping women,” Calcarra said.  Since their kick-off last fall, 220 women have become Godmothers, responsible for raising 90 percent of the initial endowment of $100,000 in only three months.  All ages and backgrounds are represented because the group has no minimum level of contribution.  Already, that money is beginning to help empower local ...


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