BATAVIA – The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation will hold an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17 at Panera at 154 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia.
The event is a casual way to get to know more about the club, its mission and the women within the organization, according to a news release. Members will answer questions and provide information. Club activities include community fundraisers; recreational activities for moms, couples and families; and play groups for moms and children.
Members meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Batavia Public Library from September through May.
The club presents a variety of fundraisers throughout the year, such as the annual Fall Craft & Vendor Show held at Batavia High School each October; the Bunco Charity Event coming up Feb. 3; and the Fox Trot 5K/10K Run held in April. In addition to the major fundraisers, the group also supports local charities each month by providing needed donations or services.
The nonprofit organization, founded in 1934, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in the Fox Valley area. Each year, the club donates $20,000 to $50,000 to local charities, including CHIP IN Batavia and CASA Kane County, whose activities support the mission. The club is open to all mothers in the area who are interested in local philanthropic, service and community activities.