Boutique Coordinator Wins "Making a Difference" Award
SCA Service Committee Chair Stephanie Monson received a “Making a Difference” Award from the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County November 3 for her work as coordinator of the Toy & Clothing Boutique. Stephanie has overseen the Boutique since its inception in December 2008.
At the suggestion of Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, who conceived the Boutique, beginning with the October 6, 2013 event Stephanie and her team of SCA volunteers began reaching out to families in low-income neighborhoods in other parts of the county through Interfaith Council member churches and community organizations. More than 500 people – three times as many as had attended previous Boutiques – came to the October event.
Stephanie received her award at the Interfaith Council’s annual meeting, which was held this year at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette.
The Boutique is co-sponsored by The Meher Schools in Lafayette, where it is held. The next Boutique – our 16th – will be held December 22, from noon till 3 p.m. Click here to download a flyer with details of the holiday event.