Should you see a flock of flamingos in a neighbor’s yard, don’t call the optometrist to check your prescription – they are just roosting there to help the Woman’s Club of McLean raise money for local charities.
As part of the “You’ve Been Flocked” fund-raiser, anyone can pay the suggested donation of $80 to have someone’s yard covered with pretty, plastic pink flamingos. (If the recipient is out of the McLean area, the requested donation is $100.)
When the recipient wakes up in the morning, they are surprised by all the flamingos in their yard. There is also a sign that tells them that they have been flocked, along with a nice letter explaining the program. The flamingos are picked up after 3 days.
Due to the pandemic, the Woman’s Club has been unable to have its major fundraiser, a holiday homes tour, since 2019.
“It’s been two years without having the much needed funds to help local organizations,” club leaders said. “A few of these are McLean Volunteer Fire Department, SHARE, Veterans’ Transitional Housing, Animal Welfare and Second Story. So, the flamingos are trying to make up for it. A great gift idea for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.”
For information, to donate and/or have friend’s yard “flocked,” contact club assistant treasurer Lea Moorman at (703) 821-9144.