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2020-2021 Charity

 

How We Help

 

 We are still accepting nominations.   Please send your nomination for WOW 2020-21 Charity to Mary or Kellianne Greene, greene7224@aol.com.  Please include a few sentences describing the charity's mission and contact information.  Normally, all nominations are presented at the August board meeting.  The board then decides a maximum of three (3) of the charities to be presented by a representative from each charity at the WOW September luncheon.  The membership then do a paper vote at the luncheon; those not at the luncheon may vote by email.  The WOW Charity for 2020-21 would normally be announced at the October luncheon.  Due to the corona virus, the WOW board has decided to delay the presentations and voting for our 2020-21 Charity until further notice.   

 

Last year our members contributed to the following:

Our annual Charity Letter
Spring Egg Auction
Jewelry sales
50/50
$1000 Raffle
Change for Charity
miscellaneous charity gifts
Designated Giving with our ORANGE PIG
Food Drives
Candy for Kids

Recipients of our contributions:

Samaritan Village
Edgewood Children's Ranch
A Gift For Teaching
Matthew's Hope food pantry
West Orange High School Breakfast Pantry
Memorials for WOW members who passed
Festival of Trees.
 
 

WOW Members – Thank you for your generosity during this past year!

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Christmas Cards

Every year the ladies fill out cards for our local veterans. this usually takes place at the November luncheon.

50/50

At every monthly luncheon we sell raffle tickets, 3 for a $1. Half the money collected goes to our charity, and the rest goes to the holder of the winning ticket. Cynthia Johnson-Guarino won at the December luncheon.

Charity Letters

Once a year our members receive a letter asking for a cash donation for our charity. This is tax deductable.

Change Jar

Remember to toss your change in the container marked Change for Charity at the check-in table. Our new charity will reap the benefit.

Jewelry

WOW raises money for our charity by selling our gently loved jewelry.  Thank you to all that bought or donated jewelry.  Gently loved jewelry may be donated at any luncheon or given to a Board member.  

Purses

Inez Garrambone  would like WOW ladies to be aware of and support One Purse. This organization collects gently loved purses and sells them on Tradesy or inSales to raise funds to provide next step resources for survivors of sex trafficking. "We are always grateful for money donations and we accept donations of gently loved purses.  I am happy to pick those up or they can be dropped off at our office at 2121 Camden Rd by the Orlando Science Center," Susan Carter-coordinator. You can also contact Inez at dinez@aol.com or 407-876-1791 c 407-865-4921 to donate a purse.   OnePurse.org 

 

 

 

 

A message from Matthew's, Oct. 2020

The Homeless of our community are simply a reflection of society. They are us! Nurses, Teachers, NASA Engineer, Pastors, Executives, Prostitutes, Abused Women & Children, Foster Kids, People suffering with Mental Illness, Drug Addicts, Alcoholics, Drunks.... Life can change swiftly. It doesn't care what color you are, how successful you have been... What role are you playing? 
               We are excited to share that our new Matthew's Hope Chest Store and Boutique opened on Saturday August 22 at 10:00 AM! The Store features real wood furniture and home decor, much of it custom built, repaired, refinished or repurposed in our Hope Chest Workshop. In addition, the store offers wood furniture and decor that can be purchased as is, prepped for refinishing or we can completely refinish pieces to your specifications.
               The Hope Chest Store also features a Boutique of higher end clothing that has been donated to Matthew's Hope but is not useful to our homeless friends. These items are sold to purchase the items we do need. To learn more, make a donation of wood furniture, decor or clothing, please contact Sharlene@MatthewsHopeMinistries.org 
Can you help?
Feeding, providing hygiene and clothing to hundreds of people each week is a daunting task but with our Community Partners, we have been able to continue, even while others have stepped back, stepped away, or shut down all together. Can You help in some way, partner with us, or just need more information? Please call 407.905.9500 or contact us at info@MatthewsHopeMinistries.  

(We also need Canvas Bags to put it all in... maybe your business has some Promotional Canvas Bags you can spare?)

Food:
Ramen Noodles
Fruit (Single Serve Mixed, Mandarin Orange,
 Pears, etc.)
Canned Meats (Vienna Sausages, SPAM)
Beef Stew
Cereal (Single Serve)
Pastas with Meat (Single Serve)
Gatorade or Crystal Light Single Mix Packets
Instant Coffee (Small)

Travel Size Hygiene Items:

Wet Wipes/Wet Ones
Gold Bond Powder
Men's & Women's Shaving Cream
Men's Razors
Toilet Paper
Men's & Women's Deodorant
Insect Repellent

Clothing:
Jeans (New/Gently Used)
Running or Mesh Style Shoes (New/Gently Used)
Men's (New) Boxer Briefs
Ladies (New) Underwear
Ladies Sports Bras (New or Gently Used)

To donate financially, TEXT MHM to 41444 or  https://www.matthewshopeministries.org/donate-money or https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VKPYQMEN5UP2S

Donations can be delivered or shipped to 611 Business Park Blvd. #101 Winter Garden 34787 Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm or by appointment. Please go around back of building by the Hope Chest Workshop with donations and look for the Arrow.

If you can’t get by to bring pantry items to us, would you prayerfully consider ordering online and having your donation delivered directly to us; or donate financially instead in the same amount you may have otherwise purchased? Without you, we cannot continue to care for the homeless men, women and children of our community.

Meal Sponsors Needed
Over the past few months we have been blessed to have had a number of individuals, families, churches and local businesses sponsor a Breakfast or a Lunch. Each has either prepared or purchased enough food to feed about 125 people each Tuesday and Thursday since our Matthew's Hope Ministry Response Team was forced to go mobile due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
It costs $200 to $250 to sponsor a breakfast, and about $350 to sponsor a lunch. Hope Church, The Crossing Church of Clermont, Chick-fil-a, Subway, Jersey Mike's, and Hardee's to name just a few have come alongside us to keep it going. Would you prayerfully consider being next?  Desire to help in some way or need more information?   Call 407.905.9500 or contact us at info@MatthewsHopeMinistries.org


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$1000 Raffle

There are no raffle tickets left.  We are all sold out!  The drawing was to be held at our WOW May luncheon, but has now been postponed until the next WOW luncheon (to be determined).  We are considering a virtual drawing on Zoom in November with a stranger drawing the winning ticket. what do you think, Ladies.

ONGOING.....

 

CAPS CAPS CAPS CAPS CAPS CAPS for Military
Our soldiers serving in the mountains have to wear helmets capbut need to keep their heads warm too. We have directions for knitting and directions for crocheting. If you bring your finished caps to the monthly luncheon or a craft group meeting, we will send them to Operations Shoebox. Use 4 ply wool, cotton, or acrylic yarn. Washable wool is best since it can be worn on duty and is warm even when wet. Acrylic yarn can be worn off duty but not on duty since it can melt to the head if it burns. Cotton is also good on and off duty. Olive Green, Pink, Lilac, Black, Beige, or Brown are just some of the colors you can use. These hats are much appreciated by our men and women in uniform. If you can't make hats, you can donate yarn or money for yarn. Contact Mary Greene or bring to our luncheons.

More Instructions for caps --  newborn this time!
hat

Knitters and Crocheters, once again in February 2019, Florida Hospital plans for each new born baby to receive a RED crocheted or knitted new born baby hat for heart-healthy-February.  Please bring any red hats to the luncheons or give to a board member OR just take to your local Florida Hospital.  Contact person  -  Darby0209@yahoo.com
PRINTABLE VERSION

CROCHET BABY HAT Newborn to 3 months 

Head Circumference: 14 inches
Baby Sport Yarn 1 ounce Acrylic yarn
H Crochet Hook (5.00mm)
[For a smaller size use Take Me Home baby yarn (not fingerling) ]
[ Size G Crochet Hook (4.00)]


Note: Beginning CH 2 does not count as a stitch in this pattern.
HAT: Beginning at top of hat; chain 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 2, work 13 dc in ring, join with sl st in first dc. 13 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in first dc. 26 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from* around ending with 2 dc in last st, join with a sl st in first dc. 39 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn, *dc in first two sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first dc . 52 sts.
Rnds 5 – 16: Ch 2, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st in first dc. 52 sts.
Do Not Turn at end of last row.
Edging: (Ch 1 and sc) in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc. Cast off. Weave in ends of yarn.

 

KNITTED BABY HAT        

#5 NEEDLES         SPORTS WEIGHT BABY YARN

CAST ON (64) (72) STITCHES
KNIT FIRST ROW
KNIT 2 PURL 2 FOR 1 INCH
KNIT 4 PURL 4 TILL HAT MEASURES 5 INCHES
NEXT ROW: KNIT 1 KNIT 2 TOGETHER ACROSS THE ROW
NEXT ROW: KNIT ACROSS
CONTINUE THESE 2 ROWS TILL THERE ARE (13) (14) (15) STITCHES LEFT
CUT LEAVING ABOUT 12 INCHES OF YARN.
PULL THROUGH STITCHES WITH NEEDLE. GATHER AND STITCH SEAM.
PUT POM-POM ON TOP.

 



   

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