Final meeting of 2018 is Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse
What a busy, productive and fulfilling year we’ve had! Though our Clubhouse will soon be closed for the winter, we will still be working on our Community Outreach Programs to help the less fortunate of our neighbors.
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!
The Washington Grove Elementary School’s Teachers Closet
We continue to 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.
We also try to keep this closet filled with winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves so that no child goes without through the bitter winter months.
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. This year, for the first time, Interfaith is also collecting holiday presents for 250 families, and we’re hoping to help contribute. They’re asking for gifts for children 12 years old and under, and gift cards in any amount for Giant, Safeway and Target.
Last spring, we were able to respond to a desperate need for new underwear for boys and girls from toddlers to teens. Through your generous donations we were able to provide over 250 pairs. This is a need which is ongoing, and we hope to continue helping. 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
Winter is hard enough for the homeless without going without socks! This winter we are continuing to collect new white socks for the men at the Shelter.
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.