Villa Park Women's League 2018-19 Philanthropy
The Villa Park Women’s League since its inception has played many roles. One of which is the commitment to giving back to our community. As part of this philanthropic effort, the League allocates monies to our four Villa Park schools, local library, Villa Park Foundation, city beautification as well as student scholarships. These “gifts” of philanthropy are a very important tradition/heritage of the Villa Park Women’s League.
Proposed philanthropic programs for this year include continuing the tradition of the Giving Tree during the month of November. This year our collection locations will be at the Flowery and the VP Pharmacy in the Towne Center. Please participate by dropping by one of these locations in the month of November to pick up one or more gift tags to help brighten the holidays for some special kids.
The Giving Tree 2018
The holidays were shining bright once again as the Villa Park Women’s League delivered an overflowing sleigh of toys and gift cards to the children of The Friendly Center and Orange Children and Parents Together organizations! The annual toy drive was a huge success with abundant participation as many league members joined in the spirit of giving this holiday season. With much joy and excitment, two car loads of toys and gift cards were delivered the first week in December just in time for holiday celebrations! Thank you to all who gave so generously to make the holidays special for these precious children in our community. And special thank you to the VP Pharmacy and The Flowery for their contributions and support. Happy New Year to all!
Women Helping Women
Our next Philanthropic event will be announced at our Winter General meeting …Women Helping Women. Clean out that closet and be ready to donate your gently used clothing, particularly your professional wear, to this worthwhile organization focused on helping the unemployed and underemployed secure jobs by ensuring they are prepared, confident and well groomed for that all important job interview.
The 2017 Giving Tree
A BIG thank you goes to all of you who helped make the Giving Tree a Success! With your generous contributions, we were able to deliver 148 gifts and gift cards to needy children in Orange. Preschoolers form Orange Children and Parents Together received Teddy Bears, clothing, Duplo kits, Frozen dolls and play dresses, art kits and many other toys. One lucky child received a Radio Flyer tricycle. The Friendly Centerr helped us distribute gifts to the older children, 8 years through 12+. They received gift cards, Barbie doll sets, nail polish, hot wheels sets, Star Wars legos, games, clothing etc.Thanks again for helping put a smile on so many children faces and making their Christmas special.