Highland Lakes Women’s Club donates $6,000 to King’s Home

Published 7:42 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

By NOAH WORTHAM | Staff Writer

NORTH SHELBY – Members of the Highland Lakes Women’s Club recently presented a check to King’s Home to aid in its mission of helping at-risk women and children.

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, members of the Highland Lakes Women’s Club gathered in the home of member Jackie Dye for a meeting in which they handed over $6,000 to Tracie Watson with King’s Home.

“The representative from King’s Home was very appreciative of the donation,” HLWC President Kathy Sexton said. “The work they do is so important, and the HLWC was happy to help them with the $6000 donation we were able to raise.”

The funds for the donation were gathered during the return of the club’s annual High Lakes Women’s Club Charity Holiday Home Tour which took place on Dec. 9 and allowed attendees to tour a variety of decorated homes while also supporting the charity.

“This year’s HLWC Charity Holiday Home Tour was a big success,” Sexton said. “All of the homes were festive and beautifully decorated, and we were able to raise $6000 to donate to King’s Home. All of the feedback we received from people who attended was positive. People really enjoyed visiting the homes. We are also very appreciative of the businesses that sponsored the event and encourage people to visit their establishments.”

Sexton shared that the goal of the HLWC is to promote fellowship and a feeling of neighborhood pride within the Highland Lakes community.

“In addition, it is our goal to do charitable work that benefits women, children, families in need and veterans, as well as the Shelby County community at large,” Sexton said.

Last year, the HLWC not only helped King’s Home but also donated food to Grace Klein Community, and brought the Cahaba Valley Fire Department lunch at the three stations that serve the community.

“We look forward to more fundraising efforts in the future, and we appreciate the support we receive from our members, the community and local businesses,” Sexton said.