This year we are responding to the ever-growing needs of the Washington Grove Elementary School. The strain on the teachers to ensure that students have the tools needed to succeed in school has grown even greater. Many groups collect supplies to give to the kids at the beginning of the year, but all too often during the rest of the year, teachers end up buying more supplies out of their own pockets. The School has a closet for the teachers, which we’re hoping to keep filled with paper, pencils, pens, glue sticks and other necessary items.
We are also asking for monetary donations, which we can make available to the teachers, so that children, whose families cannot afford the few dollars for a field trip, will be able to enjoy these special events.
Again this summer, we’ll be holding our annual Coats, Hats, Scarves and Other Winter Wear Drive to help ensure that the less fortunate of the children of the School do not suffer through the winter without adequate outerwear.
Our other annual summer drive is for the Gude Men’s Shelter. We’ll again be collecting much needed new white socks, along with those travel sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner, mouth wash, soap, etc. In October, we’ll be putting them into individual bags for the men.
For your convenience, all donations can be dropped off on Wendy Weisbard’s porch at 119 Grove Road, or in the bins on the Clubhouse porch. You bring them and we’ll sort them ??.
Don’t forget to Save The Date for our always popular Annual Woman’s Club’s Potluck Supper on Friday night, September 21st at the Clubhouse, from 6:30 PM on.