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The Women's Association

The Women's Association of the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco has long been a vital part of the life and ministry
of this church. While all of the women of the church are inherently a part of the Association, and are encouraged to
participate in its programs and good works, there is a 15 member planning board that meets regularly to determine the
programs for the year and to recruit leaders who will organize and run specific events and programs.

The Women's Association is divided into three areas of endeavor:

Spiritual Development and Fellowship

The Women's Retreat in September is a weekend of spiritual renewal, fellowship and fun under the guidance of a
Retreat leader. The Spring Tea in May promotes fellowship among the women of the church (including the women of
the Islamic School and Iglesia Apostolica Monte de Sion) and includes their mothers, sisters, and daughters as well as
close female friends. We gather for an afternoon of fun, food, music and conversation linked to a theme chosen by the
Association planning board.

Fundraising and Benevolence

Each year there are two fundraisers. The Rummage Sale in June serves the church and the greater community by the
sale of our gently used treasures, and the funds raised are donated to women's and children's charities. The Christmas
Fair in December provides a festive start to the Christmas season and the funds raised are used for the benefit of the
church and the wider community including women's and children's charities.

Community Outreach

Throughout the year there may be several opportunities for the Women's Association to reach out to organizations in
need, including the Generations Clinics of the Lexington Center for Recovery. At Christmas time, the "Giving Tree"
appears and the children of mothers in recovery make ornaments containing their Christmas gift wishes, which are
hung on the tree. Church members chose ornaments and purchase gifts for the children. The children and women are
also treated to a festive holiday party including a luncheon and gifts for all.

The following organization received support in 2010:

ACT - Aiding Children Together
ARCS (AIDS-related Community Services)
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility - Children's Center
Bereavement Center of Westchester - Tree House Program
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
Bridge Fund of Westchester
Camp Viva, Family Service of Westchester
Children's Village
Emergency Shelter Partnership
FISH of Mt Kisco
Food Bank for Westchester
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church After-school Program
Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam, Inc.
Interfaith Food Pantry
Lexington Center for Recovery
Making Headway
Mount Kisco Day Care Center
Mt Kisco Head Start
My Sister's Place
Northwern Westchester Hospital (Emergency Room)
Open Door Family Medical Centers - Mt Kisco
Ossining Children's Center
Reach to Recovery
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
Senior Nutrition Program
Support Connection
The Caring Circle
The Friends of Green Chimneys
The Northern Westchester Shelter, Inc.- Hope's Place
Westchester Institute for Human Development