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2019-2020 Charity

 

How We Help

 

Matthew's Hope Food DriveThey especially need the following:

Canned Meats - Vienna Sausage, SPAM, Canned Chicken, Canned Ham
Hearty Soups & Pastas - Chunky Soups, Canned Ravioli, Beefy Mac, Chili, Stew  
Canned Vegetables - Corn, Carrots, Mixed Veggies, Pork & Beans    
Snack Packs - Fruit Cups, Pudding Cups, Applesauce 
Single Serving Bars - Protein Bars, Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars
Dry Items - Cereal, Crackers, Ramen Noodles, Instant Coffee

Bottled Water - 16.9 oz. bottles by the case, petite bottles by the case

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

THANK YOU to all the WOW ladies that took time at the November luncheon to sign 151 Christmas cards for the military veterans in the Orlando area.  The cards will be distributed to the veterans at their Christmas parties. Also, thank you for the donations of a lot of Christmas and greeting cards. 

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 charities will reap the benefit. In December you donated $35!

Jewelry

In December, WOW collected $58 in 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.   Darby Turnipseed

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 Hope

Our Shelves near Empty.... It comes in, it goes out
We are providing Protective Masks, Food, Hygiene Items, Clothing and more to more people in our community than ever.
The following is a listing of our most pressing needs. 

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

Food:
Ramen Noodles
Hearty Broth-based Soups
Canned Fruit (Mixed, Mandarin Orange, Pears, etc.)
Canned Veggies (Peas, Corn. Carrots)
Canned Meats (SPAM, Chicken, Ham, Tuna & Vienna Sausages)
Beef Stew
Canned Pastas with Meat
Bottled Water
Gatorade Single Mix
Instant Coffee (Small)

Travel Size Hygiene Items:
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Nail Clippers
Wet Wipes/Wet Ones
Men's & Women's Deodorant
Insect Repellent

Clothing:
Jeans 
Shorts
Men's Boxer Briefs (MD, LG, XL, XXL) 
Ladies Undergarments 
Ladies Pullover Tops 

With the Stay at Home Order in place, we are asking our supporters that if you normally donate pantry items to us that you prayerfully consider ordering online and have your donation delivered directly to us or donate financially instead in the same amount you may have otherwise purchased.
We are mobile again, providing Protective Masks, Hand Sanitizer and Wet Wipes to every homeless friend we see, along with food, clothing, hygiene items, bus passes, visits with our Medical & Mental Health Teams and more!
Our resources were already strained before this crisis and are now to a critical point. Without you, we cannot continue to care for the homeless men, women and children of our community.
We have lost four members of our homeless community to this horrible virus.  PLEASE HELP!!!
https://www.matthewshopeministries.org/home
611 Business Park Blvd. #101
     Winter Garden, FL  34787
     (407) 905-9500           email:     info@matthewshopeministries.org 

Drop in rear door is marked donations- knock loud & someone will come out to help


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$1000 Raffle

Raffle tickets for our charities are available for $10 per ticket.  Grand Prize $1,000. Charities split $1,000.  Only 200 tickets available.  Drawing at May, 2020 WOW luncheon - winner need not be present.  If you would like tickets to sell to family & friends, please call Mary Greene, 407-352-7264.  If you would like raffle tickets but do not join us at the WOW luncheons, please send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Mary Greene with a check made out to WOW for $10 per ticket.

ONGOING.....

FREE Housecleaning for ladies with Cancer
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemo-or radiation for cancer, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning- once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org

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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