Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 24, 2014

In Body & Soul: Chicks for Charity

TRAVERSE CITY — You may be busy with work and children but you’re never too busy to give back.

That’s the idea behind Chicks for Charity, a group of women who recently turned their lunchtime get-togethers into monthly volunteer sessions.

“If you have even a little bit of time it’s better than writing a check,” said Soon Hagerty, a founder of the group of mostly 30-somethings, all busy moms and career women. “Upgrading the clothing area at Father Fred takes hands-on work and people.”

The women hope to encourage others of their generation — and the next — to follow their lead.

“There’s such pressure on the younger generation to compete and produce and excel. They’re so busy learning the latest technology and getting the highest education that it’s difficult for them to stop and get involved with a charity,” said “Chick” Lisa Schmidt. “Yet now is when we’re physically able to lift those boxes.”

See today’s Body & Soul section for the full story.



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