Ann Arbor's Child Relief Unit Will Celebrate Progress At Meeting Here Tomorrow: Lady Mayer Will Be Luncheon Guest, Group Has Adopted More Than 200 Children Since April
Ann Arbor's Child Relief Unit Will Celebrate Progress At Meeting Here Tomorrow
Lady Mayer Will Be Luncheon Guest
Group Has Adopted More Than 200 Children Since April
One of the most enthusiastic groups devoted to war relief work will have something of a celebration tomorrow, checking up on remarkable progress in a short period. This group is the Ann Arbor branch of the Save the Children Federation, started only in April, which already has to report the "adoption” of more than 200 British children and young evacuees from other countries who were taken to England.
Lady Mayer of London, England, and New York, who was here with her husband, Sir Robert Mayer, for the organization of the Ann Arbor unit, will be a guest at a luncheon at 12 o’clock tomorrow noon, in the Michigan League.
Mrs. Preston W. Slosson of Devonshire Rd., chairman of the project in Ann Arbor, will receive with Lady Mayer in the League garden after the luncheon, with other members of the Ann Arbor group. Both functions are open to all persons interested, who may make reservations for the luncheon at the League office.
Touring the Country
Sir Robert and Lady Mayer have been making a tour of the country in the interests of the movement, but Sir Robert was unable to accompany her on this trip to Michigan, because of injuries received in an automobile accident.
A luncheon was given in Detroit today in honor of Lady Mayer, by Mrs. George E. Bushnell. Mrs. Fred E. Benz of Devonshire Rd. accompanied Mrs. Slosson to the luncheon.
In response to the appeal for "foster parents” for these children who remain overseas but who exchange letters with the persons who “adopt” them, families and individuals in Ann Arbor have been joined by churches, schools, study clubs, and women's organizations, giving the required $30 a year for food, clothing and medical supplies for the little war victims.
Many of them have received pictures of their "foster children,” with histories and descriptions. Ann Arbor’s goal is to provide a shelter for children, which will bear its name, and already $900 has been raised for the purpose through the "adoption” contributions.
Mrs. Slosson spoke recently at Selfridge Field which, in response to her appeal, has pledged the required $3,000 for a shelter.
‘U’ High Adopts Child
University High school is the latest of the Ann Arbor schools to adopt a child, Miss Hope Chipman and the girls in her 10th grade classes adopting a nine-year-old girl, Patricia Brown. Patricia's story relates that she is one of 10 children, two of whom died from pulmonary tuberculosis. She is in poor health and the adoption will provide extra care and nourishment that she needs.
The youngest of these Ann Arbor foster children is Gerald Evans, only 18 months. old, adopted by Dorothy Lyons of the Washtenaw apartments, circuit court reporter. Other recent adoptions have been made by Mack, Perry and Tappan schools.
The Washtenaw County Medical society is sponsoring a little girl and Milan Woman’s club has taken a boy. Members of the Michigan League council have contributed $60 earned by senior women students.
A little German refugee, Hildegarde Poms, whose father is a missionary, has been adopted by Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Brashares of Washtenaw Ave., and Dr. and Mrs. Russell W. Bunting of Church St. are among Ann Arbor foster parents.
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Mrs. Preston W. Slosson
Mrs. George E. Bushnell
Mrs. Fred E. Benz
Dr. Charles W. Brashares
Mrs. Charles W. Brashares
Dr. Russell W. Bunting
Mrs. Russell W. Bunting