|Posted on 11/8/2018 6:46:00 AM.|
Representatives from 14 non-profits were again recipients of annual funds raised by the Seguin Parrot Head Club. The groups are splitting a pie totaling $22,000. Photo by Armando Villalpando
(Seguin) -- A local group's mission to party hard every month has again paid off. The Seguin Parrot Head Club has again managed to support local non-profits thanks to its year long efforts to "party with a purpose."
Toni Winters, founder of the Seguin Parrot Head Club, says the group for its 9th year has again given back to non-profits both in Seguin and New Braunfels.
"We are donating $1,700 to 14 separate charities. This last year between our Parrot Head Fling which is our big party that we have. That's how we raise money also -- is our big fling the first Saturday in August and we have a big party and you come and you eat and you play and you buy raffle items and that's where we raise $22,000 this year," said Winters.
Winters says raising that money, however, was not difficult. In fact, she says it's the group's mission and obligation to raise money while having a good time.
"We have our Seguin Parrot Head Club and we have over 100 members. It is a social club, a fun club but Jimmy Buffet's motto is 'Party with a Purpose' and the purpose is to give back to your community. So each month, we visit and have happy hours in Seguin and New Braunfels because we have members from New Braunfels also and we have monthly raffles which the people in the parrot head club are lined up to do the raffle that month and we all buy raffle tickets. That's our donation and then you take a prize home with you and we take that monthly raffle money and add it up to the end of the year and that goes to our big donation. We do fun things. We help people. We wrap toys and we take toys to Blue Santa in Seguin and it just feels up our heart to pull up with a truck and a trailer load full of toys for the kids for Christmas and we do different things, whatever comes up in the community," said Winters.
One of the groups receiving a donation from the Parrot Head Club is the Pink Warrior Angels. Although it operates out of New Braunfels, Club President Jennifer Reynolds says the group also assist individuals here in Seguin.
"We help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm a breast survivor myself. I'm currently fighting as well and so what we do is we provide financial assistance for women who are going through breast cancer treatment and we also do chemo care kits, mastectomy kids and we just help out with anything they need while they are going through treatment but the women who are going through treatment, we call them our Warriors," said Reynolds.
Other groups selected to receive an award from the Seguin Parrot Head Club include the Seguin Police Department Blue Santa Program; York Creek Volunteer Fire Department; Guadalupe Valley Relay for Life Team, We're Getting Even!; Crisis Center of Comal County; Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity; Pack the Bus School Supply Project: Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation; National Alliance on Mental Illness/Guadalupe County; ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation: Guadalupe County Humane Society; Provisions, The Comal County/Bulverde Food Bank; Humane Society of New Braunfels Area and the Christian Cupboard.
The groups were awarded checks during the club's meeting held recently at the Aumont Hotel.
Those interested in learning more about the Seguin Parrot Head or about becoming a member are encouraged to contact Winters at 830-305-4891.
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