Wilton Woman’s Club Helps Community During Thanksgiving WEEK
The Wilton Woman’s Club is in its 20th year of helping to provide holiday services to Wilton residents.
Members of the club were busy in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, to help different residents of our community get ready to celebrate. Throughout November, club members purchased and donated everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, from a turkey to potatoes, vegetables, desserts, and even a tablecloth and candles.
In addition to donating a basket, WWC members also assisted Wilton Social Services staff at the drop off point on Monday before Thanksgiving, collecting and organizing baskets from the many other organizations and individuals who al donated baskets for those WSS serves.
On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – during the snowstorm – WWC members and their daughters prepared, packaged and delivered holiday meals to over 40 homebound Wilton residents. For this program, the Village Market donated all the containers, and any leftover food was donated to Ogden House. This program is part of the WWC’s Junior Leadership Program (JLP), for girls in grades 6-12 who are daughters of WWC members and wish to help Wilton through community service. The girls design their own projects, gaining experience in problem solving, taking initiative, and mentoring younger girls.
Since 1966, the WWC has been a social and service organization for women in the Wilton community. One prime example of the club’s activities is a partnership with Person-to-Person (P2P), an organization formed in 1968 in Fairfield County to help individuals lacking basic necessities. WWC members voluteer by working at P2P’s Norwalk Food Pantry (serving Wilton, Norwalk, Weston and Westport), and the clothing donation center.
On April 2, 2015 the WWC will hold its annual Fashion Show fundraiser, with proceeds to go to our 2015 philanthropy beneficiaries: Person-to-Person, Circle of Care for families with cancer, and Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County.