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Prairie Godmothers host Build-A-Bag Brunch to benefit single mothers in Barton County
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The Prairie Godmothers will be hosting a Build-A-Bag Brunch from 11 a.m. to  1 p.m. on May 7, at Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main Street, Great Bend.
This come-and-go event will serve as a networking event for new and existing Prairie Godmothers donors as well as a service project benefiting single mothers in our area. “With Mother’s Day happening soon afterward, we want to do something special for the single mothers in Barton County who work so hard to provide for their kids all on their own,” said Melanie Calcara, Prairie Godmothers Advisory Board Member.
“We are hoping women will grab their friends, sisters, mothers and co-workers and come spend this time with us as we fill these bags in hopes to bring a few added smiles to more women in the spirit of women helping women,” Lexie Schneider, owner of The Beauty Bar.
To attend the event, every woman is encouraged to bring items from an assigned list of essentials for a single mother. This list includes: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, disposable razors, and deodorant. Women will use the Build-A-Bag assembly line to place those essentials in a gift bag and write an encouraging note to the mother who will receive the gift bag. Once gift bags have been stuffed, the women will enjoy a Build-A-Brunch station to assemble a lunch to eat in or carry out.
There will be a brief program at 12:30 p.m. with a door prize drawing for a massage and pedicure from Renue Salon & Spa, provided by Sheryl Cheely. During the program, the gift bags will be presented to three organizations who will then disburse to deserving single mothers. The invited organizations include First Assembly of God, Family Crisis Center and the Life Giving Center, all of Great Bend.
The Prairie Godmother Funds provide grants to improve the health and well-being of Barton County women by addressing critical needs not met by other community resources. The concept is simple: women helping women. One hundred percent of every donation remains in Barton County to help women with limited resources.
Connect with the Prairie Godmothers on Facebook for more information and up to date information on this event. For questions, call Golden Belt Community Foundation at 620-792-3000 or email   
Golden Belt Community Foundation
At $18.2 million in total assets and more than 155 funds under management, Golden Belt Community Foundation has been connecting people who care to causes that matter since 1996.  For more information about Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at