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Donation Cards

We now have a generic “Thank You/Donation Card” to use whenever donating. You present one card along with the donation from you and the Woodbridge Woman’s Club in appreciation for all they do. There are four cards to a page to print out. Click here for a pdf you can print yourself!

ENVIRONMENT

Bags to Benches

WWC members are asked to collect plastic bags along with other plastic items and donate them to Patriot Scuba, who arranges the bags to be recycled into Trex. This is a product used to make decking materials and benches. A WWC donation card must be attached to each delivery that you give to patriot scuba (see column to the left). Please report how many bags you donate to Marty Seers, for our annual report by emailing her at buckyturley@verizon.net. Patriot Scuba is located in Occoquan, Va. A flyer with additional information is attached to the newsletter. Lets help keep our community clean of plastic bags and plastic wrappers.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
& OUTREACH

As we continue becoming involved in community engagement and outreach, just a reminder to please support our medical and healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers during this extraordinarily difficult time. A little “Support” and “Thank You!” goes a long way and is greatly appreciated by these dedicated, hardworking individuals. We have had several club members participate and become involved in the community outreach projects by thanking local Fire and Rescue/First Responders with homemade goodies and thank you cards. THANK YOU!

Also please remember to “document” your donation with an email to Jo Petty, jbpetty@verizon.net telling what you donated, the date and who/where you donated. You can also call her (she’s in the directory).

Furry Friends

With the cold weather upon us, helping the animals stay warm and
cuddly whether at the vets or in the shelter is another way we can “reach out in the community.” A knitted, crocheted, stitched, or no sew blanket, any size, can be used for an animal to curl up in while recovering from a surgical procedure at the veterinarian’s office or to keep warm while waiting to be adopted at the shelter. You can also check with your vet to see if they can use towels as well. Many veterinarian offices will take pet food and medication(s) your animal no longer uses or needs. THANK YOU to those who have already done so!

Fellowship House Project

February begins the monthly gift card donation program for the Woodbridge Fellowship House residents. Club members may individually donate a gift card(s) as well. Fellowship House has a buzzer in the foyer to use and someone will then come and take your donation. No need to go inside the building. THANK YOU to the members who have already donated a gift card to Fellowship House!

ACTS Food Pantry

As we continue community outreach and engagement, the club will now begin donating monthly to the Acts Food Pantry.

BOGO

Another way to “reach out in the community” is BOGO (Buy One Get One). Whenever you are shopping and there is a BOGO offer, take advantage of this and donate the “get one”. Even if it is an extra that you do not need at the time, the person in front or behind you in the checkout may need that “extra” and genuinely appreciate your kindness! There are many ways/places to donate that BOGO extra! A wonderful outreach that will truly be appreciated.

Beehive Project

A Thank You to the members who have donated a Beehive. Just a reminder that the Club is supporting the GFWC Northern District Beehive project. You are welcome to support or donate to any Heifer project, not just a Beehive. If you donate, please use the GFWC website https://fundraise.heifer.org/campaign/living-gift-market-gfwcgives/c294356. By using this website, our club and the GFWC Northern District will get credit for your donation. Please email Jo, jbpetty@verizon.net if you have donated a Beehive or any other type of Heifer donation.

WWC Virtual Book Club

WWC virtual book club had it first virtual meeting. Each member is reading their own books and tells everyone about the book they read. Lots of books were discussed and each member was able to talk about what type of books they like to read. Great fun to talk about all these books, historical, historical fiction, thrillers, and mysteries and more. This is a very informal book club with the main purpose of helping to keep our members together, getting to know each other better and learning new and different things. The next book club discussion is scheduled for Friday 19 February at 1:00pm. If you are not already signed up for the book club and would like to be added to the list send an email to pwhite916@yahoo.com.