During this 2020 pandemic year, Washington Grove has once again proved itself to be The Little Town with the Big Heart. With your help, the Woman’s Club has been able to help these groups meet many of their needs. We collect all things all year, so if something pulls at your heart strings, you can drop off your donations on the Clubhouse porch or in the bins at 119 Grove Road. Money is of course always welcomed and put to good use. Just note in the memo if you want it to go to a specific program.
Washington Grove Elementary School
- $50 donation to the Music Fund.
- Assorted School Supplies.
- $115 spent on markers as requested by the school.
- Coat Drive: 32 hats, 21 sets of hats and gloves, 12 pair of mittens, 20 pair of gloves, 8 scarves and 36 jackets. There were also 5 pair of jeans that the school said they could use for the children.
Seneca Heights Apt. Complex run by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
- 100 Halloween goody bags filled with candy. 3 boxes of teething biscuits for the littlest kids. They were used as the refreshments for their virtual Halloween party.
- 14 Linus Blankets – usually these are donated to Foster care. However, they were closed for months and did not use up all the blankets that they had in storage and did not need our blankets. So, this year our blankets were given to Seneca Heights Apartments.
- In June, we provided assorted ice creams for the graduation party that the apt. complex was having for 5 graduates. We also provided a gift for each student that graduated. There were 2 from kindergarten, 1 from elementary school, 1 from middle school and 1 from high school.
- 131 packages of underwear from toddler size through adult.
- 7 packages of diapers.
- Many birthday gifts and treasure chest items.
- For the clothing center: 3 large bags of men’s clothing, 6 extra-large bags of women’s clothing, household items, 1 extra-large bag of shoes/boots, 2 extra-large bags of pocketbooks and one kitchen medium size bag of children’s clothing.
- Travel Sized Toiletries – used in Silver Spring for people who are homeless and come there to take a shower.
Priscilla House and Becky’s House
(permanent housing for 8 women with mental health challenges each run by Interfaith Works)
- Halloween candy.
- Full size toiletries.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless Men’s Shelter
- Toiletries – bars of soap, 19 toothpastes, 32 men’s razors, 5 non-alcohol mouthwash, 27 toothbrushes.
- 120 pairs of men’s socks.