Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 29
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet were to be sent to heads of all civic organizations in the city. Mrs. Emmerson Smith was appointed chairman of the refreshment committee, assisted by Mrs. J. D. Collins and Mrs. F. S. Hope. Miss Neely was appointed to ask for the Parish House and also to take charge of the publicity for the Needlework Guild. The members present at this meeting were the following: - Mrs. Triplett, Mrs. D. E. Smith, Mrs. Jamison, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Radford, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hope, Mrs. McAlpine, Misses Neely and Williams, and Mrs. Beaton. As there was no other business the meeting adjourned. The following is a report of the collection and distribution of articles for 1926: - Total number of garments collected - 1448 Colored section - 200 Grand total 1648 Distributions as follows: Associated charities 55 Board of Health 217 City Mission Board 187 Colored Old Folks Home 32 Christ Child Society 114 Home for the Aged 113 King's Daughter's Hospital 274 Miller Day Nursery 86 Portsmouth Orphanage 106 Salvation Army 56 Reserve 208 1448