Living the Volunteer Spirit
Cranbury wasn't the only club preparing stockings for the troops. From PUBLIC ISSUES COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM: The generosity of our clubs and members were amazing with the Boatsie’s Boxes project!! There was a total of 1,720 filled Christmas stockings for the Troops! We can only imagine when these were delivered to our fine military women and men, their hearts were filled with joy and love from home. You also have contributed over $5,400 which was used for delivery, shipping and any other additional needs for these honorable military personnel. THANK YOU!!
From HOME LIFE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM:
Welcome, Federation Sisters, to 2019! January is National Blood Donor Month and what better way to kick off a new year and serve our communities than by donating lifesaving blood and platelets? According to the American Red Cross, “National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter – one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs”. The American Red Cross supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood. In addition it feeds, shelters and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives and supports military members and their families. Check with your town or county Board of Health to find a Blood Drive near you; or log onto www.redcross.org to find a drive near you and schedule an appointment to give. Your club can contact the American Red Cross and sponsor a blood drive in your community. They are always looking for groups to host a blood drive.
From the President's Message: On November 16th, NJSFWC celebrated its 124th Anniversary and we officially began our 125th year! At the same time, the Shining Future Endowment Campaign was launched to help insure the future success of our Federation. Please be sure to visit our website dedicated to this campaign at njsfwcshiningfuture.org. In addition to “how to donate” information, there are some wonderful pictures and information about our history.
December's #ThankYouTuesday asked about the gift of membership. The volume of responses was certainly a gift for us! Some talked about the feeling of helping others, others the opportunity to grow in leadership. But above all, the gift on everyone's mind was friendship. We can't wait to see what gifts of membership next year brings you!