P.E.O. Chapter DA to host fundraiser on June 26

MANISTEE — Chapter DA, a local unit of P.E.O., an international philanthropic organization for women with local chapters throughout the United States and Canada will host a fundraiser garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 26.

The sale will take place at 532 Fourth St. with scores of items available including furniture, household items, tools, kitchen gadgets, home decor, dishes and glassware, lawn and garden tools, toys and games, books and CDs and children’s clothing.

Funds from the sale will go toward supporting educational opportunities for women, the primary goal of P.E.O. chapters locally and internationally.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains six educational projects for women in the form of grants, scholarships and loans as well as the ownership of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. Those projects include:

* The Star Scholarship, a scholarship available to graduating high school seniors;

* The Educational Loan fund, a low interest loan which supports women in completing undergraduate college degrees;

* The International Peace Scholarship which provides opportunities for international women to study and complete degrees in the United States.

* The program for Continuing Education, a scholarship opportunity for women who have had their education interrupted and wish to go back to school.

* The Scholar Awards, which allow women to pursue and complete advanced degrees and research.

* Cotty College, an independent liberal arts and science college for women.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women’s lives with its variety of education opportunities that all start with local chapters. Two chapters exist in the Manistee area with over 5,000 members across the state of Michigan alone.

For over 100 years, P.E.O.s have joined together to assist nearly 100,000 women finance their education wtih over $260 million dispersed throughout the six international projects. In addition to the educational resources, P.E.Os locally are involved in a variety of local community programs and projects.

Information about the P.E.O. projects may be acquired by logging onto the P.E.O. International website, www.peointernational.org, or by contacting any local P.E.O. member.

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