On Thursday, May 24, Friends of Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard Inc. hosted our annual art show benefit gala preview party. Each year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our Island community. This year, our gala event (relying almost solely on donations) was one of the best and most successful ever, due to the many donors who made it possible.

As a break from our tradition of hiring a caterer for the gala, this year we made a decision to ask restaurants if they would be willing to donate food and beverages for the gala. This saved us the considerable cost of catering and meant that we would raise more funds to benefit the clinic. The result? An overwhelming response. Not only did people donate, they did so with incredible generosity and enthusiasm. And, oh, the food! Literally, from soup to dessert: exciting, delicious, abundant and fun!

Once again, our community proves what it is made of.

The board members of Friends of Family Planning give the generous donors our huge heartfelt thanks. We are in your debt. Because of your generosity, we are able to support our Family Planning clinic here on Island. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Jennifer Knight
West Tisbury