Wake County Big Sweep

Several members of the Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman’s Club, along with our families, 17553610_1478808942130282_3500499941738562570_n
volunteered at the Wake County Big Sweep at Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park in Fuquay-Varina on Saturday, March 25. It was a great day and we enjoyed helping to keep our town litter-free!

Wake County Bug Sweep is a citizen volunteer effort to make our environment litter-free. Learn more here: http://www.centerforhuman-earthrestoration.com/big-sweep.html

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Read and Feed

Another great evening for our club as we partnered with Lincoln Heights Elementary for Read and Feed at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church!

The mission of the Read and Feed program is to give elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment. Using mobile classrooms, the program provides meals to eliminate hunger, mentors to help children read, and books to build home libraries.

To find out more visit: readandfeed.org

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Dress For Success Triangle, NC Clothing Drive

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Volunteers at the the Dress for Success Triangle, NC Northgate Mall (Durham) location pose with the donations from the Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman’s Club on March 7, 2017.

The Fuquay-Varina Jr. Woman’s Club held a  women’s clothing drive for Dress for Success Triangle NC . The drive was held within a two-week time span and we were absolutely amazed at all of the great items contributed by our club members and community!

Given this drive’s huge success we’ll definitely plan to hold another in the future.  Stay tuned!

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Read more about this wonderful organization here: trianglenc.dressforsuccess.org

 

Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child

At our club’s October meeting we worked together to complete a project that we look
shoeboxforward to each year. Together we filled 16 shoeboxes with gifts for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child, a program that blesses children in need around the world each year.

Read more on the Operation Christmas Child program and see the journey of these shoeboxes here.

 

Ramp Project with Military Missions in Action

 

14523089_1291423827535462_6065411913968713522_nOn Saturday, October 1 the Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman’s Club teamed up with Military Missions in Action (MMIA)  to construct a handicap accessible ramp for a child of an active duty service member in Hope Mills, NC.

Within four short hours 11 club members, two spouses and three children were able to complete the construction of four sections of a ramp to be assembled at the family’s home on a later date.  While our club may have questioned our resources (and expertise) initially, together, and with the leadership of Mike Dorman, founder and executive director of MMIA, we accomplished more than we could have imagined!img_1159

Military Missions in Action is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces and their families. Learn more about this organization here: militarymissionsinaction.org.

 

 

Playground Swing Dedication

On Sunday, August 28 the Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman’s Club joined the Town of Fuquay-Varina at South Park to celebrate the park’s newest addition- a handicap accessible swing! The ADA accessible swing was a donation from the FVJWC in hopes that it will benefit children with disabilities and allow them to better enjoy the town’s playground for years to come.

Thank you to all who joined the FVJWC in celebrating this new addition as well as for your continued support of special projects that improve the community!

Swing dedication