P.E.O., featured local organization #1


Margi has sent in the following post about Philanthropic Educational Organization, or P.E.O.  It is Bolt's featured organization for January.  Remember, on January 30th, all books and patterns will be 20% off and 10% of the day's total will be donated to P.E.O.  Help us raise some funds and pick up some books you've been eyeing!  The photo above has nothing to do with P.E.O., it's just some new fabric that's in.



I am excited to have P.E.O (philanthropic educational organization) chosen as the first local organization featured at Bolt.  We are women helping women starting in 1869 with 7 members to nearly a quarter of a million members today.  Oregon has nearly 7700 members and Washington over 10,000 members.  Over 77,000 women have benefited from our organization’s educational grants, loans, awards, special projects and education at our own Cottey College www.cottey.edu where we have educated over 8,000 young women.


To provide funds for all our educational projects, each chapter of women has fundraisers.  Our chapter JH, in Vancouver, WA has designed and hand made, self-adjusting aprons for women, men and children.  One of these aprons is being featured in Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique during January.  The aprons sell for $14.00 plus $2.50 shipping.

I am proud to say, my mother, myself, and my daughter are all members of P.E.O.  I am a charter member of my chapter in Vancouver, WA serving as Vice President and then having the honor as serving as President.  I am currently the area contact for women interested in joining P.E.O. or current members moving into the area as well as chairing our fundraising committee.  I truly believe through P.E.O.’s efforts we make a difference in women’s lives.

I would be delighted to share more information about P.E.O. and the sale of our aprons.  You can contact me at margiroper@gmail.com and please visit our website at www.peointernational.org.  A special thank you to Gina for her efforts in promoting our organization and the sale of our aprons.  Margi Roper