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By Paul Ainslie, SVdP Indy President

In the midst of COVID, we needed to rethink our annual Struttin’ Our Stuff fundraiser. Our planning committee did not disappoint! They creatively transitioned our in-person event to a virtual fundraiser. While we missed seeing our friends and donors face-to-face, we all enjoyed the online bidding—with text messages when we were outbid so that we could decide to up the ante! More than 200 individuals and businesses contributed to the event, and another 200 people participated in the online auction. Best of all, more than $140,000 was raised to help us continue meeting the needs of our neighbors—needs that we expect to increase as we enter the winter months.

While many hands made the work light (and more fun), we want to give a special shoutout to the chairs: Jenny Matthews and Mary Ann Klein. Thank you, ladies, for your dedication and hard work.

We also want to thank the many committee members—if you know any of these individuals, be sure to thank them for their contributions:

  • Elaine Alhand
  • Judy Bourquin
  • Elaine Caskey
  • Trish Condon
  • Peggy Fowley
  • Jean Gause-Rawlinson
  • Terrie Hofer
  • Kay Johnson
  • Kathy Kaplan
  • Sue Kirschner
  • Mary McClelland
  • Ann Naughton
  • Mary O’Brien
  • Diane Powers
  • Carla Putnam
  • Janet Schnieders
  • Rose Springman
  • Peggy Trier
  • Roberta Witchger