To the editor:
I always enjoy the "100 Years Ago" column and was especially pleased to read the Nov. 8 mention of the Associated Charities goals for 1902. Readers may not be aware that the Associated Charities are still operating in Lawrence. In 1911, we changed our name to the Social Service League. We no longer run a sewing and wash room, encourage children to save pennies or conduct friendly visits. Fortunately, other agencies care for homeless children today.
Our goals for 2002 include maintaining our inexpensive thrift store at Ninth and Rhode Island; buying school shoes for children who need them in Eudora and Lawrence; paying for eye exams and glasses for needy adults and children; providing free clothing and bedding for the economically disadvantaged and providing work clothes for people in Welfare-to-Work and other social programs.
Stop by our Thrift Store, which is open Wednesday through Saturday. We need volunteers, donations of clothing and cash, and we'd love to add new customers.
President of the Board of Directors
Social Service League,