Good Friends

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Good Friends their story…..

“‘It began in 1987 when four good friends put their heads together over lunch. Catherine Browning, Alice Folger, Sally Saussy, and Patty Norman assembled a diverse group of women to serve as the convening committee of what would become known as Good Friends. Good Friends was modeled after Good Fellows, an organization of men who have met every December since 1917. Like Good Friends, they raise funds for those who need help and have exhausted all other agencies and resources. To hear Catherine Browning tell the story is quite amazing… she said that Colonel Pease said, “There’s no WAY you women can raise money like what we do.” Well, that is ALL they needed to hear!

The first event was held on December 8, 1987 at Christ Episcopal Church with a goal of $16,000. With 400 women attending, they actually doubled their goal of raising $32,000. It was the beginning of something special. Since 1987 the organization has continued to grow in size as well as donations, now totaling over $3,000,000.”

This event was my first for this organization as my group and I sat down at table 220 which was beautifully decorated with the colors of the season. The event was emotional and inspiring, the turnout I was told was the biggest yet. Taylor Cares and friends have decided to support this organization which is a women’s organization supporting individuals and families with financial resources to improve lives and inspire hope. I felt good being among friends as we listened and watch the testimonials of recipients that the organization had made a difference in their lives. The food was good and I enjoyed my dessert, Santa and his helpers were mingling among the crowd to help attendees with their contributions in the spirit of giving. I look forward to continuing support this organization this year and throughout the coming years.

As a community, We need to support our own fellow citizens, neighbors, family, and friends in need and I appreciate your contributions to an organization that gives back to Charlotte. Thank you all for your continual support.


Here is the link to donate to their website.  GOOD FRIENDS.  





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