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Persephone Guild gives to Children’s Crisis Center
Jackie Wimberley
Persephone Guild president Jackie Wimberley presented a $1,000 check for the Children's Crisis Center by way of Ceres site supervisor Narinder Kaur.

A check for $1,000 was presented to the Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County by the Ceres Persephone Guild.

Narinder Kaur, the Ceres site supervisor, accepted the check.

The members voted to support the efforts of the Children’s Crisis Center to help with the work that they do with children and families in Ceres. At Marsha’s House in Ceres, children receive respite shelter and childcare as well as assessments of growth and development. The center provides parent outreach and education opportunities, case management, and a 24-hour phone line for help. The mission of the Children’s Crisis Center of Stanislaus County is to “provide child abuse prevention, intervention and shelter services to abused, neglected and high-risk children in Stanislaus County,” according to its mission statement. “Our immediate goal is to reach children at risk and intervene with protective childcare and shelter before they are harmed.”

The Persephone Guild was founded by a group of women in Ceres over 80 years ago to work on projects benefiting the Ceres community. Last year the Guild presented scholarships at both high schools in Ceres, purchased a park bench for Persephone Park, and supported other organizations that improve Ceres.

Funds are raised in the community by hosting a pasta dinner and silent auction and other fund raising efforts. This year’s pasta dinner is coming up on Thursday, April 9. Tickets will be on sale soon.