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2017-2018 Charity

 

How We Help

 

The WOW Charity for 2017-18

is EDGEWATER CHILDREN’S RANCH- A residential facility for young boys and girls who have exhibited negative social behavior due to family circumstances, through prayer and loving care, boys and girls(ages 6-17) are given a safe environment in which to change the direction their life was headed.  

SILENT AUCTION
We are asking all WOW members to donate something that can be used in a basket of goodies for baskets to be silent auctioned.  Everyone goes somewhere that you can ask for a donation or gift card for the Edgewood Children’s Ranch Silent Auction.  If you need a letter stating what the donation is for, just contact Mary or Kelli Greene.  The item(s) must be unused or a gift card.  The Craft group will take the donations & make a basket(s) to have for a silent auction.  Once the basket is ready, we will present it at the next luncheon.  Also, an email will be sent to all members with a picture of the basket, a description of items in basket & an estimated value.  WOW members may begin bidding on the basket at the luncheon or via email.  Anyone who is unable to respond via email may call Mary or Kelli Greene (407-352-7264) with their bid.  All email bids must be received by midnight the Wednesday before the next luncheon.  At the next luncheon, bids will be taken until 12:00pm.  The basket will be presented to the winner of the silent auction at that luncheon.  The silent auction(s) will start as soon as we have donations to fill a basket.  ALL proceeds will go to Edgewood Children's Ranch.  Please contact Mary or Kelli Greene.

CHRISTMAS and HOLIDAY CARDS - At the November luncheon we will be collecting Christmas cards for the Military Veterans at the Veteran facilities in Orlando; and, also to give to Operation Shoebox.  Operation Shoebox sends the cards to our military serving overseas.   Please bring blank or signed cards. They will be delivered for distribution beginning December 1.  Also going to Operation Shoebox will be crochet and knitted hats made by our WOW members.

jewelryJEWELRY - Next jewelry sales will be the November and December luncheons. Bring donations to any Luncheon or give to any WOW Board member.

food bankSecond Harvest food drive will be held at the November luncheon.  Bring non-perishables and/or $$. REMINDER - THE EXTRA FOOD YOU PURCHASED WHEN HURRICANE IRMA WAS COMING TO FLORIDA CAN BE DONATED BEFORE IT REACHES IT'S EXPIRATION DATE.

We collected for over $500 for Matthew’s Hope, one of our nominated charities, at the October luncheon.

Kellianne & Mary Greene,   Charity Co-chairpersons, 407-352-7264

WOW Charitable Contributions

Last year we contributed to the following:

Our annual Charity Letter
January Auction ( $1236 in 2017)
Spring Egg Auction ($555 in 2017)
Jewelry sales
50/50
miscellaneous charity gifts
Designated Giving with our ORANGE PIG.

Recipients of our contributions:

A Gift For Teaching
Second Harvest Food Bank
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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NEW FUND RAISER
We will be trying a new fundraiser that ALL members may participate in!  We will be collecting donations of new items and/or gift cards that can be put in a basket.  The basket will be "silent auctioned" by email and at the luncheon.  We would like each activity group to donate items from their group as well as individual members to donate items.  An example, get gift cards: everyone goes somewhere, hairdresser, nail shop, grocery shopping, restaurants, etc.  All monies received from "silent auctions" will be donated to our charity, Edgewood Children's Ranch.  Start getting your items to Kelli or Mary Greene as soon as possible.  The start of the basket "silent auctions" will depend on how many items are received and when.

CHRISTMAS and HOLIDAY CARDS - At the October and November luncheons we will be collecting Christmas cards for the Military Veterans at the Veteran facilities in Orlando.  Please bring blank or signed cards.They will be delivered for distribution beginning December 1.

THANK YOU - -
JEWELRY
- Thank you for the jewelry donations and sale of jewelry at the September Luncheon.  We collected $59.00!  Next jewelry sales will be the November and December luncheons.
We want to thank our members for supporting the 33 homeless students at Orange School who have no breakfast.  We’re  grateful that we have so  many generous members- $188 was collected to stock a breakfast pantry for them.
UPDATE: Dottie has been purchasing items requested by West Orange High School and will continue to do so.
 

 

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 2018, 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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