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2017-2018 Charity (Vote at the September Luncheon)


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Charity Nominations for 2017 –2018

Nominations for the 2017-2018 WOW Charity need to be sent to Kellianne or Mary Greene no later than July 15, 2017 at 
Please include contact info for the charity and what the charity focuses on. We will hear presentations from three of the nominated charities at the September luncheon and then vote.

WOW Garage Sale Coming
The annual January auction will not be conducted next year, we decided it needs a rest.  Instead, we will have a GARAGE SALE in February, 2018.  All proceeds will go to our Charity for 2017-18.  Please start locating & saving any items that you want to donate for the Garage Sale.  Further details will be provided at a later date. 


The WOW Charity for 2016-17

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.  

Kellianne & Mary Greene,   Charity Co-chairpersons

WOW Charitable Contributions

A check for $5,175.20 was presented to Edgewood's Children's Ranch at the April 2017 luncheon.  The amount includes donations received from the charity letters mailed, the January charity auction, the sale of jewelry & the monthly 50/50 raffles.


Kelli Greene with Kimberly and Gabi Acks from Edgewood Children’s Ranch.

We contributed to the following:

Our annual Charity Letter
January Auction ( $1236 in 2017)
Spring Egg Auction ($555 in 2017)
Jewelry sales
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!


January Auction

$1236  raised for Edgewood Children's Ranch


Pat Kasper, Nessa and Alma Mathews

Pat Kasper, Nessa and Alma Mathews - auction workers

 Fran Jarolimek, Joan Lohr, Jean Villars, Mary Maciejczyk , Bea Pimpinella

Fran Jarolimek, Joan Lohr, Jean Villars, Mary Maciejczyk , Bea Pimpinella - auction bidders


Easter Candy
Eastereaster girls

The craft club made Easter goodie bags for the children at Edgewood children's Ranch. 

The Spring Egg Sale at the last luncheon was a success.  We sold 111 eggs totaling $555 for Edgewood Children's Ranch.  All the packages were wrapped in a cheerful, springy manner, which made a lovely display.  A special thank you to the WOW craft group (including honorary Craft member Mary Borgan ) for all the work done to create the beautiful packages.

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.


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!


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.



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