Our final meeting of 2019 is Thursday, November 21st, at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse
This meeting will be the election of next year’s Officers and brainstorming activities for the upcoming year. Our Clubhouse will soon be closed for the winter, but we will still be working on our Community Outreach Programs to help the less fortunate of our neighbors. Remember, whatever pulls at your heart strings, we have a need you can fulfill.
If you still have leftover Halloween candy, the Woman’s Club is again collecting it to be sent to our deployed service people. They are always so grateful for the candy, and for knowing that people back home are thinking of them!
For the Washington Grove Elementary School…
The Teachers Closet
We continue collect school supplies for the Teachers Closet. We hope to keep it filled with things like glue sticks, pencils and sharpeners, paper, hand sanitizers and tissues, and other supplies. Without our help, teachers will all too often end up buying these things out of their own pockets.
Winter Coats, Hats, Scarves and Gloves
We try to keep the Teachers Closet filled with winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves so that no child goes without through the bitter winter months.
Bringing Music to the Students
This fall, the school asked us to help ensure that all children can participate in the Music Programs. We are hoping to donate resin, reeds, instruction books and other necessities for a successful instrumental music program. Checks should be made out to the Woman’s Club and marked for donation to the WGES Music Program.
Working with Interfaith Works
While the less fortunate children of our County need essentials, they also need occasional treats in their lives, and we help provide these by collecting Birthday Presents and small Treasure Chest items to be distributed through Interfaith works. Interfaith also collects holiday presents for many families, and we’re trying to help. They’re asking for gifts for children 12 years old and under, and gift cards in any amount for Giant, Safeway and Target.
Thanks to the generosity of our Town, we’ve also been able to respond to their ongoing need for new underwear for boys and girls from toddlers to teens. We have developed sources for purchasing the underwear, so the easiest way to help is through cash donations.
White Socks for the Gude Men’s Shelter
As another bitter winter approaches, we continue to collect new white socks for the men at the Gude Shelter. Winter is hard enough for the homeless without going without socks! If you ask most of them, they would tell you that socks are more important than food.
Are you looking for a fun way to help our outreach programs during the long winter months? We support Project Linus, and we continue to contribute blankets and throws to provide comfort to children in foster care or who are seriously ill or traumatized. If you’d like to help with this, let us know and we’ll get you the instructions for making throws from fleece, knitting or crocheting. Contact Wendy Weisbard ([email protected] or 301-758-1097) and Marilynn Frey ([email protected] 301-357-4784).
Where to Bring Your Contributions
You can drop off your contributions in the painted can on Wendy Weisbard’s porch at 119 Grove Road, or you can leave them in the plastic bins on the Clubhouse porch. Checks are always appreciated, just put in the memo field if you want your donation to go to a specific project.