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Thanks to the steadfastness of Dottie Chicquelo, chairwoman for community outreach of the MD chapter, members recently volunteered their time and effort at the “Santa Shop” of the Shepherd’s Cove Women’s Shelter in Capitol Heights, Maryland.Generous donors and community organizations had already provided a multitude of toys, games, books, musical instruments, and clothing -- gifts for children ranging in age from infant to teen. On December 20, representatives of the WFWP Maryland chapter gathered at the shelter to assist staff in sorting and organizing these gifts in preparation for an orderly distribution.It was amazing to experience the loving generosity of donors as bag after bag of gifts flowed into the distribution room. It was easy for us as volunteers to imagine the joy that would soon erupt among the recipient…
On Friday, October 14, members of the Maryland Chapter Purse and Book Bag Drive Committee ended the 2016 project. All the bags that had not been already donated during the year, were gathered together, packed up, and taken to the Shepherd's Cove Women's Shelter in Capitol Heights, Maryland.Mrs. Deborah Ellison, Shepherd's Cove Assistant Manager, met us and was very grateful to receive the donation for the young ladies and their children who are residents there.The Committee would like to thank all the many donors of bags, book bags, and daily essentials to put into those bags that were collected. But even though the 2016 drive is over, the project is not over! The need to help people is never completely satisfied so long as there are those less fortunate who…
I was impressed by the fact that, when I arrived at around 9:15 in the morning, Minister Chi was already there. She had already set up the registration table and had managed to obtain many tools (shovels, rakes, and brooms), from the DPW (Department of Public Works). She was gracious in welcoming all the guests, teachers, and students.The excitement of the students was inspiring. They were eager and upbeat. I noticed that some of the teachers took responsibility for keeping the students focused and motivated while they were waiting for the program to begin. Upon returning from their sidewalk-cleaning service, the students were still enthusiastic and energetic. They greatly appreciated the lunch as well as the gift bags that were donated and prepared by Mrs. Connery. It was like an…
After more than six years of leading the Maryland WFWP chapter, investing her heart and creating a strong foundation for the next level of development, our current chairwoman, Kim Dadachanji, is moving on to another area of her calling. Kim will be taking on the role of Adviser to the Maryland Chapter and be a liaison between WFWP and the Marriage Blessing here in Maryland.A Big THANK YOU to Kim!WELCOME to Pauline Eby, a dear sister and leader, who has been connected to WFWP for many years. Pauline is taking on the challenge as the incoming WFWP chairwoman in Maryland, as we also seek to collaborate and work together with the next generation of young women and mothers, and create the Global Women’s Peace Network.Stay tuned for more!
Pack A Purse/Book Bag Drive Kick-off and Hat Day On March 19, 2016 at the Pack A Purse/Book Bag Drive Kick-off and Hat Day celebration at The Washington Times in Wash., DC, an Official Citation was presented to WFWP in recognition of the “Pack A Purse/Book Bag” Drive from Delegate Darryl Barnes, Prince George's County Legislative District 25, by Phylicia Henry, Chief of Staff for Delegate Barnes. Pack A Purse/Book Bag Event at Shepherd’s Cove Homeless Shelter Committee members got together to sort and stuff donated purses and book bags with various essentials for women and girl residents at the Prince George’s County, Maryland Shepherd’s Cove Homeless Shelter for Women in Capitol Heights, Maryland on Monday, April 25, 2016. After numbering a variety of sizes of purses/book bags and baby…
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