A $500 check was presented to Sybil Purvis, founder of the charity “Pinky Promise” at our September luncheon. Sybil explained the nature of this organization “cancer doesn’t have a face unless it’s yours or someone you know” which is to provide women going through cancer treatment with some items to help them through this dark time in their lives and let them know someone cares. WON had decided earlier in the year to support this group as one of 4 philanthropic endeavors for 2023. The club has decided to provide this support as part of our ongoing support of charity organizations in our community.
A $1,000 check presentation was made to the Barnabas Center for their Empty Bowls program at the August luncheon. The club has decided to provide this support as part of our ongoing support of charity organizations in our community. Nicole discussed the many Barnabas programs and thanked the organization for their support.
t the June 15, 2023 Luncheon, several of our members generously donated items to be distributed to school aged children (K-12) who are registered in the “Families in Transition” program. This program offers clothing, shoes, toiletries and week-end boxes of healthy foods for children who are without a permanent home.
We salute all of you who have opened your hearts to donate items and/or volunteer hours for this charity, one of the top four selected by WON.
· $150 cash, check, gift cards
· 30 pack toilet paper
· Adult backpack for high schooler
· Women’s 14 pack underwear, hipster briefs
· 4 Women’s brand name hoodies
· 4 packs women’s trouser socks
· 4 women’s socks, 2 packs athletic socks
· Women’s adidas tennis shoes
· Hair accessories, hair ties, shampoo, soap
· Girls socks, hoodie, underwear, 6 sports bras, boxers
· Men’s socks, 6 pack underwear
· Mens T-shirts, boxers and briefs
· Men’s socks and boxers
· Childs slippers
· Girl’s 8-10
· Girls Navy blazer
· Variety of toiletries, 5 dozen toothbrushes hair brushes
· Adult socks
· Handbag, scarves
· 2 pr bluejeans (women)
The results of the Philanthropy Survey are in! And thank you to all who gave us your feed-back.
The top four organizations ranked are: Micah’s Place, Take Stock in Children, Barnabus Hope Builders for Women, and Families in Transition. As we are focusing on ‘opportunities’ as opposed to events, we may even be able to work with other ranked organizations.
March is the already the end of the first quarter! Rather than miss this first quarter opportunity the philanthropy team thought about a simple collection drive. Micah’s Place needs New Beginning Baskets. As women transition from emergency shelter to setting up a new home (away from their abusers), there are many common household items needed:
· Dish Sets
· Kitchen towels/oven mitts
· Bathroom rugs, towels, washcloths
· Shower curtains and rings
· Laundry baskets or storage bins
· Cleaning Supplies (disinfectant, toilet cleaner, gloves)
· Paper goods and Trash bags
Individual items are of course a gift, but they do look for reusable containers as well, such as a basket, laundry basket or tote.
This is something easy we can all do! Please bring a New Beginning Basket, or items for a Basket, to the March Lunch. All items will be collected and brought to Micah’s Place. Stay tuned for more opportunities!
I look forward to seeing you all at the March meeting!
I humbly believe we have the best organization around and that we have successfully fulfilled our mission of enriching the Nassau County community by fostering relationships and generously giving. And because of the generosity of our members and non-members, we had another successful Country Hoedown, which brought in $16,000.00 for Micah’s Place. What an amazing accomplishment. Well done CSI team!! I couldn’t be more proud of our community impact.
Pictured above: Heather Jones – Micah’s Place Executive Director; Lee Ann Shobe, Charlene Kingsnorth, Trish Caballero – CSI Team; Cassie Ott – Micah’s Place Outreach Program Director
At the December 2021 luncheon, the CSI team presented a $10,000 check to Micah’s Place. The
membership selected Micah’s Place as our charity for this year. Most of the money was raised by the Hoedown supported by the club and put together by the CSI team. It was a great success and all members are congratulated on their participation in the great event. Below is a thank you note received from Micah’s Place.
To all the ladies of WON:
Thank you SO much for having me at your luncheons, for showering our cause with kindness, and for the continued advocacy you show in the community. Aside from the two car loads of goodies, the group donated $450 in gift cards, too! Not even to mention the $10,000 from the Hoedown – absolutely amazing!! We are so incredibly grateful for your support this year; it
has been an honor to get to meet you all and get to know so many other members.
We had another great turnout for our Olive Amelia luncheon on July 15 at the Amelia Island Museum of History. As requested, below are the recipes being shared of the tasty treats we enjoyed:
Brownies: Dark Chocolate Box mix and substitute the Ilive Amelia Blood Orange Oil for half of the vegetable oil the recipe calls for on the box.
White Chocolate Peppermint dessert is a mix available at Olive Amelia - it can be served in a chocolate pie shell or as a dessert ball.
Cole slaw - simply fresh cabbage shredded and Olive Amelia Adam's Apple Cider Slaw mix added