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2020-2021 Charity


How We Help


 We are giving our charity donations to Matthew's Hope this year.

check presentation

Charity Drive: Thank you very much for your generous donations to this year's Charity Drive benefiting Matthew's Hope.  Wednesday morning we presented a check in the amount of $4704 to Pastor Scott at Matthew's Hope.  He was thrilled to receive it.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.  The need is very great and homelessness is increasing in West Orange County including seniors.   Thank you for your help easing their struggles of food insecurity and homelessness.
L to R - L to R - WOW president Noel McGuigan, Charity Drive Coordinator Judy McGinley, Treasurer Ann Rogers, Pastor Scott Belue, and WOW – Matthew’s Hope liaison Karen Tiffany.


Last year our members contributed to the following:

Our annual Charity Letter
Spring Egg Auction
Jewelry sales
$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!


Christmas Cards

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


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. the total for 2020-2021 was $4704.

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.


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.  


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 or 407-876-1791 c 407-865-4921 to donate a purse. 





A message from Matthew's Hope

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, senior citizens.... 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 
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?)

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

Jeans (New/Gently Used) small sizes
Running or Mesh Style Shoes (New/Gently Used)
Men's (New) Boxer Briefs
Ladies (New) Underwear, gently used bras
Ladies Sports Bras (New or Gently Used)

To donate financially, TEXT MHM to 41444 or or

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



CAPS for Matthew's Hope

CROCHETERS AND KNITTERS - is anyone interested in making hats for Matthew's Hope for their Christmas Party in December?  Mary Greene would crochet at least one most every evening while watching TV.  If some of us start soon, we might have enough by December.  Thank you. The yarn is CARRON ONE POUND, DEEP VIOLET.  Instructions are available for knitting as well as crocheting by clicking on the yarn.   Darby Turnipseed

Instructions (crochet and knit)


More Instructions for caps --  newborn this time!




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