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The D.I.V.A.S. Club raised more than $1,000 for scholarships Saturday, Dec. 8, at its fundraiser dinner, held at the Hilton Garden Inn.
The D.I.V.A.S. Club is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower women through education, counseling and mentor services. D.I.V.A.S. stands for women with devotion, integrity, victory, altruism and strength. Included in its activities are the distribution of clothing, shoes and household items to homeless and needy families and providing free counseling.
The group was founded by Dr. Maria Pinto Barbosa, of Alpha Christian Counseling, who is also a specialist clinical counselor for victims of domestic violence.
“It has always been my greatest passion in life and it led me to empower women to develop their own style of leadership based on a combination of their individual strengths and an understanding of leadership theory and practice,” Barbosa said.
“All of us, no matter how old we are, have a story, and from your testimony you can help another woman,” she said. “It’s amazing when you can guide them to empower themselves and make them more successful.”
For more information, or to get involved, visit thedivasclub.com.
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WEEKEND: Donate toys at Holiday at the Beach
Donations for children in need will be collected at Flagler Beach's holiday parade; and, a Grammy winner will be featured this weekend at Hollingsworth.
OUR TOWN: Sheriff graduates second class of 2013
Also: Let's hear it for the Matanzas Women's Club, which raised $5,000 for college scholarships; the holiday boat parade needs captains; and more.
No Shave November Contest
Locals have been growing their facial hair over the past month, but on Nov. 30, they reconvened at Woody's BBQ to pick the best beards and mustaches. November is prostate cancer awareness month and FPC's boys lacrosse team started a local no-shave contest with 30 participants. They raised more than $1,000 for Florida Hospital Flagler.