Annual Holiday Projects – You’re Participation is Welcomed!

The DWCNV will host our Annual Holiday Project meeting on Sunday, November 19th, 3-4 p.m. at the Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124.

Although the DWCNV is not a service organization, we support our community in many ways, including our sponsorship of two holiday giving projects each year. At our November meeting, we will hear from the two organizations we support about the work they do and how our donations make a tremendous difference in the lives of children and families all across Northern Virginia.

Members attending the November 19th meeting are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages for the annual Toy Drive held during the holidays by the Fairfax Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue (www.ffandfriends2therescue.org). Gift cards to Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, etc., for older children are also welcomed, as well as checks (payable to “Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue”) for purchase of winter coats for children. Working with the nationwide program Operation Warm to buy coats made in America, the Firefighters provide more than 3,000 coats to children in Northern Virginia each winter. The Firefighters work with local schools, shelters, and churches to identify and serve children in need.

Britepaths (http://Britepaths.org), formerly known as Our Daily Bread, is the other excellent organization we support every year at our November meeting. This organization provides programs that help stabilize families by giving them short-term food and financial assistance. Britepaths also offers classes, mentoring, and guidance to help families become financially independent and resilient. Again, the organization welcomes donations of gift cards from local food stores such as Giant, Shoppers, Wegman’s, Target, and Walmart, or checks (payable to “Britepaths”) for purchasing food gift cards for families they serve. DWCNV will collect for this project until December 31st.

Members who are unable to attend our November meeting but would like to contribute to one or both of these projects may mail checks or gift cards to DWCNV, P.O. Box. 143, Clifton, VA 20124. To arrange for a toy pick-up, call Debbie Charms at 216-337-2895 before November 17th.

All donations are tax deductible.

After the November meeting, DCWNV members will gather at a local restaurant at 5 p.m. for dinner together. Seating is limited, so those who wish to attend should sign up as soon as possible. Our dinners, which are strictly social, are becoming a tradition for us, so we hope members will be able to join us for this fun time. For questions and to RSVP, contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com

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