Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 69
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet The following persons attended this meeting: Mrs. J. D. Collins, Mrs. Robt Courtney (Woman's Club) Mrs. Emmerson Smith, Mrs. Bristow, Mrs. Thurlow Etheridge, Mrs. L. McK. Jack, Mrs. L. W. White, Mrs. McAlpine, Mrs. Beaton, Misses Jane Boyd Neely and Pauline Williams. The following articles were collected and distributed for 1942 (last May) 2416 articles from 15 sections (we lost a section, Crone) and 182 articles from the Colored Division under Mary Jennings, totaling, 2598 articles for last May 1942. The distribution was as follows:- American Red Cross-106 City Board of Health-302 Helping Hand Mission-39 Home for the Aged--180 King's Daughter's Hospital- 620 Kiwanis Fresh Air Farm-79 Knott Memorial T. B. Clinic-34 Miller Day Nursery-171 Portsmouth Day Nursery-227 Portsmouth Orphanage-175 Portsmouth Social Service Bureau-117 Salvation Army - 98 Reserve-269 2416 Respectfully submitted, Mercedes M. Beaton, Secy Colored distribution 1942: Miller Day Nursery-182 all went to that institution.