Wilton Woman’s Club Helps Community During Thanksgiving Week
The Wilton Woman’s Club was busy during Thanksgiving Week, helping members of the Wilton community. First, members of the club donated 21 different items from turkey to after-dinner mints, to candles to a basket to donate to Wilton Social Services on Monday of Thanksgiving Week. Social Services collected these baskets from the community to give to 70 different families in town, to make sure they had great Thanksgiving dinners.
Woman’s Club member Sabeth Albert collected all the club donations and created the basket. She was overwhelmed by the generosity of the club members who donated, and also gave their time to help organize and clean up the Wilton Food Pantry after the basket collection was over.
On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, members made dishes for Thanksgiving meals, from turkey, to green beans, to mashed potatoes, and brought them to the Comstock Community Center. There, additional club members gathered together with their children to assemble, wrap, and deliver the meals to 60 different Wilton households whose residents are homebound and have difficulty shopping and making meals. The helpers included members of the WWC’s Junior Leadership Program (JLP), making community service a part of everyday life for children in Wilton. Club member Wendy Nadel oversaw all the donations for the 60 meals, as well as the assembly and delivery. This is a signature annual program for the club, to assist Wilton Social Services.
Continuing the holiday effort, the Junior Leadership Program will also be at the Wilton Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 1, with a Giving Tree for donations to Wilton Social Services.
The Wilton Woman’s Club was founded in 1966. For more information on events and how to join, please visit the Woman’s Club website. Save the date for the WWC annual luncheon, fashion show and fundraiser, this year on March 29, 2018.