Well, when those Slipper Club gals take on projects, they add a special glitter and oomph to the festivities. On Saturday, December 8, Slipper Club President Jacque Kennedy led her merry maids in a Christmas party for children “participating in the Ketchup Saturday Program at Communities in Schools Dallas Region (CISDR).”
What was especially extra-special about this one was the fact that very few folks know about the Ketchup Saturday Program or even CISDR for that fact. Despite having been around for 27 years, CISDR “surrounds students with a community of support and empowers them to stay in school and succeed in life. . . CISDR has directly worked with 146,148 students, with more than 90% staying in school. Currently CISDR operates on 64 school campuses in 14 school districts in Dallas, Colin, Ellis, Hunt and Rockwall counties.”
As for the Ketchup Saturday Program, it’s a “CISDR project where students are brought into the administration offices on Saturdays for extra tutorials, socialization, lunch and homework assistance (helping them ‘catch up’ on their week’s classwork).”
But on this Slipper Saturday, the munchkins “decorated Christmas cookies, made reindeer sandwiches and crafted wonderful ornaments and Christmas cards for the holiday season.”
The Slipper Club is also raising funds for the program at its February 9th gala that is open to members, non-members and anyone who likes a great black-tie party at Brook Hollow.
Photo provided by the Slipper Club