Here is a list of community projects that our Club participates with currently and in the past.
Bridgeport Fire 2020
Carlton Complex Fire Relief Foundation
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
Children’s Home Society
Fisher House – Joint Base Lewis McChord
Inland Northwest Honor Flight
My Girlfriend’s Closet (Junior Service League of Wenatchee)
Our House – Cancer Care
Red Cross – Operation Heroes Housewarming
Serve Wenatchee Valley
USO – Northwest/SEATAC
Vets Serving Vets
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society
Chelan-Douglas Republican Women
Our February charity was the Powerhouse in East Wenatchee. Our club collected approximately $200 in donations of liquid laundry detergent, shampoo, bar soap, and coffee to name a few.
During May, June and July our club collected over 50 pounds of peanut butter and jelly for Serve Wenatchee so they could continue to provide lunches during the summer months.
Our March fundraiser was C.A.S.A. who received donations of $200 in
cash/checks and gift cards This helps with office expenses and gasoline for their visits.
At the September meeting members donated 37 baby items to Real Options: Those donations included 1 quilt, 18 onesies, 12 outfits, 2 pants, 2 jackets,
1 pair of shorts, and1 wipes valued at approximately $250.00.
At our October meeting, we collected $225 in Walmart gift cards to support those in Bridgeport who suffered loss of their homes due to fire.
For the months of March and April, we collection donations for the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen with 25 pounds of assorted cheeses (9 kinds), 107 -- 39 gal garbage bags, 278 rolls of toilet paper, 108 rolls of paper towels. All of these contributions are valued at approximately $575.
Our members generously brought 141 pairs of socks to benefit the Catholic Family Services at the November meeting. Value was approximately $175.
Thank you members, we raised $460 worth of gift cards, cash and gifts for our Christmas charity, Serve Wenatchee.
Chelan Valley Hope was our charity for January and February 2021 with the collection of socks. We collected 162 pairs for a value of approximately $275.00.
Look at what we gathered for the Oxford House at our May meeting. This included soaps (8), sanitizers and wipes (615), toilet paper (147), paper towels (12), coffee (10 lb), sugar (17 lb) and creamer (8 lb).
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Haven of Hope was our charity in June. We collected $732 worth of office supplies, along with cleaning and laundry supplies.
The Chelan-Douglas Republican Women of North Central Washington did not let COVID 19 slow down their efforts to aid fellow citizens through the Federation's Caring For America Project. The women generously donated $732 worth of office and cleaning supplies to the "Haven of Hope" a 21-bed homeless shelter for women and children. Checks were also presented to "Serve Wenatchee," a nonprofit religious charity, in the sum of $700 for their "Clothes for the Classroom" project that seeks to completely clothe (shoes, socks, shirt, and pants) 1000 children for school. The Seattle USO, Sea-Tac Airport, one of the largest in the country, benefited from our saving of personal hygiene items for over 18 months. Dee Drewry, past state president, delivered 3 full boxes totaling 1028 items (shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, brushes, soap, shaving items, etc) to be distributed to our active-duty military members and families that spend many hours and possibly days between flights. The 70 members of CDRW have consistently assisted multiple nonprofit agencies in the 2-county region for many years.
We will be supporting Serve Wenatchee at the December Christmas Luncheon by collecting gift cards suitable for teens and young kids. If you desire a receipt please enclose name and address to Serve Wenatchee. Checks happily accepted as well.
In October and November, we gathered newborn clothing, toys, blankets, socks, and board books for our pro-life clinic, Real Options. They make up layettes for their clients who complete prenatal and parenting classes among a host of other services. Estimated value of the 92 items is $400
Our CDRW recently enjoyed a Hawaiian Christmas party in December and gifted Serve Wenatchee with $820 worth of cash, credit cards, and gifts. Our gifts will fund mostly teenagers from the 350 families served. Any monies left over will fund the many projects of this multi-church sponsored charity.
Thank you all for a terrific year of giving to so many worthy non-profit organizations. We donated over $3800 worth of materials and money to area non-profits and $900 to the USO in 2021. Republican women are truly the life of the Party.