Several Wilton Woman’s Club members, with help from their daughters, spent the days before Thanksgiving preparing and packaging meals for delivery to more than 40 homebound residents. The community service venture kept the volunteers busy “helping different residents of our community celebrate this holiday of peace and sharing,” reported Andrea Bates, Woman’s Club executive board officer in charge of communications and website.
On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, WWC members and their daughters made different portions of holiday meals, then came together at Comstock Community Center to put the meals together, package them up, and deliver them to Wiltonians in need. The Village Market donated all containers, and leftover food was donated to Ogden House.
Club members purchased and donated everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, from a turkey to potatoes, vegetables, desserts, and even a tablecloth and candles. The WWC packaged the items and donated them to Wilton Social Services as part of its Thanksgiving basket program. Last year, the social services staff distributed almost 70 Thanksgiving baskets to people in the community in need of Thanksgiving dinner. Besides donating a basket, WWC members assisted social services staff at the drop-off point on Monday, Nov. 23, collecting and organizing baskets from other donors.
This is the WWC’s 50th anniversary year. Founded in 1966, the club is a voluntary organization for women of diverse ages, backgrounds and talents who come together for community service, philanthropy, education, and socializing. The club objectives are to serve and to learn, and it follows this tradition while adapting to the changing lifestyles and interests of its members. To learn more, visit www. wiltonwomansclub.org.
On April 1, the club will hold its annual fund-raiser at Rolling Hills Country Club, with all proceeds going to help support the Wilton section of the Norwalk River Valley Trail.