by Jan W. Hanson, NJSFWC President
ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN:
Arts & Crafts Collection
Our President Jan Hanson suggested an Arts and Crafts Collection for Children’s Specialized Hospitals at State Fall Conference. NJSFWC has had a long-time connection with Children’s Specialized Hospitals. They are thrilled to be able to accept donations again, after COVID. Many of the suggested items, are on sale, during back-to-school time, so you can stock up!
Some suggested, arts and craft items, include:
- Ink pads for baby hand and footprints
- Acrylic Paint
- Markers (skinny or thick, packs of 8 or 10 would be great)
- Colored Pencils (small packs of any amount would be great, but would prefer packs so that they can hand out when an older kid is unable to leave their room)
- Sand art (bottles or sticker boards, anything but the sand)
- Wood art projects
- Card stock paper
- Pony beads
- Fuse beads and fuse beads peg boards (large square and/or various shapes)
They also have an Amazon Wish List, if you prefer to donate online, at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/16TZ4STPM5UGQ?ref_=wl_share
We will be collecting items at the September District Councils and making deliveries during Advocacy for Children week, October 24-30, 2021
Just be sure to keep track of what you donate through the Wish List.
VETS SUMMER FEST, Saturday, August 14th, 11 a.m. to Dark, Visa Park, Budd Lake.
Come out and enjoy a day in the Park while supporting Operation Chillout
Each week in the eConnection we will highlight projects selected for the GFWC reports. These Communication projects can, also, be found on the NJSFWC website.
- The Boys Charity Group, a Juniorette Club, used virtual platforms to keep their members engaged, help seniors and get some publicity during a pandemic. In March they held their first virtual meeting on Zoom. Part of the meeting was making cards for seniors in nursing and assisted living homes. They turned the cards into a You Tube video and sent the link to the community homes. It’s been viewed over 100 times and was a nice way to virtually support the aging community who were beginning to realize they were not getting out and seeing family any time soon. They held their summer elections using Google Form for voting. And, they ended their year with a virtual holiday party that included playing a trivia game on an app called Kahoot.
- The Woman’s Club of Cranbury’s Historian creates scrapbook pages for each club, community and Federation event they participate in using the My Memories software package. These pages include attractive backgrounds, departmental logos, photographs, statistics and comments. They are saved in PDF format and uploaded to their website for others to see what their club is doing. At the end of the club year a printed version of the scrapbook is made to be shared at a meeting and kept for their history.
- The Woman’s League of Mount Holly made excellent use of Facebook this year. One of their posts for assistance received an overwhelming response from their community when they posted a request for trash bags to be recycled into a park bench. This request spread and soon they had hundreds of responses from new friends and 500 pounds of plastic bags for the park bench filled a member’s basement, den and living room rather than a land fill.
- July 17-NJSFWC Summer Conference Hotel Registration under the group rate.
- July 16th-NJSFWC Summer Conference Registration ($10 additional late fee).
- August 4th-Deadline for GFWC Convention.
- September 1st-Middle Atlantic Region Conference registration deadline.