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Enjoying a recent Lake Oswego Junior Women’s Club gathering at the West Linn home of new club President Susan Ziegler are, from left, Kent Ziegler, Vice President Holly Hopkins, President Susan Ziegler, Phil Pirrotta and Past President Leslie Pirrotta

The Lake Oswego Junior Women's Club just completed awarding grants for its 2006 to 2007 year.

Checks totaling $100,200 were written and sent to 39 different metro area charities. The donations included six scholarships to Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high school seniors.

The largest grant ($16,000) went to Community Transitional School.

LOJWC is a volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1974. The group's three major fund-raising events - Holiday Home Tour, Lake Run and the Helping Handbags - have helped raise more than $1.6 million for women's and children's charities.

Charities include:

Community Transitional School

Serendipity Center

Girls Inc.

Hope Dolls

Yolanda House

Crossroad Cupboard

Letting Owings Center

Annie Ross House

Lake Oswego Meals Network

Listen to Kids

Dress for Success

Portland Youth Builders

Parrott Creek Child and Family Services

Clackamas Women's Services

Albertina Kerr


Lake Oswego Transitional Shelter Ministry

Cares Northwest

Lake Oswego Parks and Rec

Morrison Family Services

Chess for Success

Senior Citizen's Council of Clackamas County

Coffee Creek

Peninsula Children's Center

Children's Center of Clackamas

Portland Adventist Community Services

Love Inc.

Dougy Center

Neighborhood House

House of Ruth

Children's Community Clinic

Abby's Closet

Domestic Violence Resource Center

Oregon Children's Theater

Portland Impact

William Temple House


Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

White Shield

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