Manchester Women’s Club Begins The Positivity Project

Beginning in October, expect to see plenty of positive messages popping up around town. The Manchester Women’s Club, in partnership with the Town of Manchester’s Recreation Division, is launching The Positivity Project. Residents and businesses can order a free lawn sign with positive messages like “Be Grateful,” and “Choose Happy,” which will be delivered and set up by a Women’s Club volunteer.

“We hope that filling Manchester with these signs will help spread positivity throughout the town at a time when it seems we really need it,” Grahame Slogesky, co-founder and current fundraising chairperson of the club, said in an email.

These past couple of years have been especially difficult for so many people, and the Women’s Club believes in the power of staying positive.  

“Right now the country is divided politically; we are pandemic-weary, and at time things can feel really hopeless for some people. By putting these signs on display in town, we hope to make someone’s day a little brighter and remind people that remaining hopeful is important,” Slogesky said.

The Women’s Club hopes that those who order signs will keep them on display until the Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving. While the signs are free, the club is accepting donations that will be put toward its various other projects, such as the Little Free Libraries found around town, as well as the scholarship fund that supports a young woman graduating high school from Manchester each year.

The club was re-established in 2018, and is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Membership is open to all women 18+ in Manchester.

To order a sign, or learn more about the club, visit their website here.

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