Every year the Royal Neighbors of America designates the last Saturday in October as "Make a Difference Day." Royal Neighbor chapters all over the country were encouraged to create and deliver "Baskets of Hope" to a women's organization that provides programs to assist women.
This year the Exline Chapter of Royal Neighbors chose to help the Women's Outreach Center located in Ottumwa. It serves Appanoose County as well as Wapello, Monroe and Davis counties.
The baskets, tote bags and tubs were filled with personal care items, household supplies, clothing and other items that will help women improve their lives. All Royal Neighbor Chapters were encouraged to donate a minimum of 10 baskets to help empower women to achieve financial security and healthy lifestyles. The Exline Chapter is happy to report that with the help of our members and community support for our project we were able to create 15 large plastic tubs and 15 plastic totes for the Ottumwa Outreach Center.