General Meetings 

The general meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (except for July and August) Program begins at 7:15 p.m. ---At this time, because of the COVID-19 restrictions we are meeting via ZOOM and all are welcome to join us.  Please contact us for up-to-date information about our meeting over the next few months.


Did you know you too can join hands with WLMH. Come to a Zoom meeting and check us out. Contact me for further information. Gerry Horne [email protected]


Once return turn to our normal meetings the location is as follows beginning at 6:45 for a meet and greet fellowship:  

Location is the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) at the First Presbyterian Church at 125 Garden Street in Mount Holly.

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Helping Hands of the Woman's League of Mount Holly


Some of the things we were able to manage even during COVID era.  We cut, sewed and donated over 1057 masks to  community members in need.  


Gave Blood when possible, They are still in need so check with the American Red Cross for Collection Sites.


Wrote a hello or sent blank cards to nursing homes...because the people are cut off from the world. 


We have many heroes in our WLMH group. Along with the nurse in our group who has come out of retirement to serve once again manning COVID-19 hotlines. 


Some members are became personal 

shoppers for some members, allowing them to feel safe in their homes.  


Collected donations of  over 50 boxes of crayons, 50 coloring books, 12 puzzles, several children's sunglasses, hair ties, and adult bed pillows, More than 300 masks were given to be used by the Migrant Worker Outreach of South Jersey program.  


No job was too small and all were needed.  

Keep up the good work ladies.

Upcoming Dates:

  • PLEASE, mail your dues of $35 to our Membership Chairman, Gerry Horne, 61 Estates Drive, Southampton, NJ  08088, or be in touch with Gerry at 609 265 9091 or [email protected].  Check with your friends and remind them that DUES ARE DUE.

Upcoming Fundraisers

Several fundraisers are held during the club year to raise money for the various charitable causes this club supports.  Scheduled for 2020-2021 club year are Terri Lynn Nuts, Cupcake Contest, Bake Sales, Designer Bag Bingo, and yard sales.


Next up:

Special Raffle being held at the 

Designer Bag Bingo on March 12, 2021



Do not need to be present to win

To pre-order tickets, send check with name/address/phone to:

WLMH

P.O. Box 363, Lumberton, NJ 08048

When check is received, tickets will mailed.

Cost: $5 each or 3/$10

First ticket drawn has choice of 

Eagles Quilt or Dooney & Bourke Purse,

please indicate your choice if not able to attend,

Watch for updates postponed til 

March 12, 2021  (Save your March 2020 tickets they will be honored)....Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser

Each year in March we sponsor a Designer Bag Bingo. Proceeds from this fundraiser allow us to donate to the many charities and projects that our club supports.  The next one will be held on March 2021 at the Crescent Shriner's Hall, 700 Highland Drive,  Westampton, NJ 


Doors open at 5:30 pm

Bingo: 7:00 p,m

Donation: $30 - $35 at door if not sold out 

NJ LGCCC

Our Thanksgiving Visit to 

Samuel Miller Senior Center  


WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU,

OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

Although our world is facing challenges this year, The Woman's League of Mt. Holly is still celebrating all the things we are thankful for. Some of those are our dear friends at Samuel Miller in Mt. Holly. Pictured are the goodies we delivered to help sweeten their Thanksgiving luncheon yesterday. Cupcakes and chocolate turkeys rounded out a traditional Thanksgiving feast and a sweet bread for each resident to take home after it was over.

As we think of all the things we are thankful for even in the middle of this trying time, we are reminded that we have your continued support as you join us in helping our friends and neighbors who need us. We could not do it without all of you and we are eternally grateful for your kind hearts, generosity, and always being there for us. Our wish is for you all to enjoy your Thanksgiving with hope in your hearts for a better year ahead.


I thought I would share this comment on Hainesport Happening.  We are touching hearts, creating memories and reaching many in our communities with these posts. I was touched by her comments.

 

Her name is Katherine Epperson:

Beautiful , thank you !

I seriously have tears . I love how you think of them and add joy to their lives at Samuel Miller and remembering mom always showing me everything and her displaying all her treasures in a pretty arrangement . Blessings to you all 

 My reply to her:

It is truly amazing how the smallest gestures of kindness and love lives on much longer than the cupcakes and chocolate. I am touched by your kind words and want you to know that we get so much more back from them. A true blessing for all of us. What lovely memories you have.

We are so happy to know that our friends at Samuel Miller Senior Center enjoyed a lovely Christmas party with gifts from the Woman's League. Yummy cupcakes from member Ginger Katz, a filled stocking from other members and a $25.00 gift card from an always generous supporter of our League, put them in good spirits and let them know we were thinking of them.








Support for our Wish Tree Continues .... Thank You 

Thank you to Dennis Dones, of Gamma Nu NU Fraternity from JB McGuire/Dix. Committed to supporting those in need, this group joined with The Woman's League by donating $200 to our quest to bring gifts to children for Christmas.

How do we thank all of you who donated so generously? We watched you come to the library one by one to drop your donations in the charity box of your choice. Your donations came through the mail and Venmo and one very young lady touched our hearts. She stopped at our table and asked if she could donate cash. Turns out that she had driven to the library just to put $1 in each of the 5 boxes available. Every single donation was greatly appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you members, friends and neighbors for sharing your love and dedication to our common cause. 

And our work continues...
same Tree new Name...
The Warming Tree

The Woman's League of Mt. Holly is at it again this year. Our Wish Tree is now a warming tree and will be in place until mid-January We could use your help in gathering new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for men, women and children to keep them warm as the weather gets colder. Do you knit or crochet? Need a place to showcase your creations? Why not display them on the tree waiting for you at the Burlington County Library or place them in baskets that will be placed there. While there help yourself to a candy cane as our gift to you for your continued support.

UPDATE:  

It's the time of year we take down our multi purpose tree at the Burlington County Library. Each year we start in November with the Wish Tree and before the end of December we morph into a Warming Tree. You came, you donated hats scarves and gloves, and in your comments on our posts you shared your caring hearts. January 28th marks the end for this season and there are so many of you to thank for a truly unique, generous and rewarding winter. Thank you to the Staff at the Library who worked to support our efforts. Thank you to club members who worked so hard to reinvent ways to make these projects succeed. And most of all we thank our loyal followers who looked beyond the way it used to be and donated anyway. We are proud of what we have accomplished because you all joined our team to make a difference. Please call Joyce Shultz @609-265-1121 with any questions.

The Woman's League of Mount Holly was organized in 1903 when nine women sought to meet the many needs they saw in town.  Their first project was providing nursing care to needy townspeople.  By raising money from door-to-door collections and a horse show, they began the Woman's League Nursing Service.  This club was instrumental in hiring a township school nurse and, initially, even sharing her salary with the Board of Education. During the 1974-76 administration, the League headed up the "Save the Mount" project and won a Conservation prize from Shell Oil Company.  The Club was recognized for its outstanding work on the Special State Project, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), by the New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs.


Our work continues today with many special projects.  The Club has approximately 50 members from Mount Holly, Eastampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Mount Laurel, and Westampton.  However, our membership is not restricted to just these locations.  


So please consider joining us at our general meetings for more information

President’s Message

Doreen Carnvale

Welcome to this new and challenging club year! This past spring and summer certainly has been a memorable one as the club continued to move forward during a pandemic, and we are still not out of the woods.

Although we haven't physically been able to meet since March, our club still provided vital services to our local communities. Through the efforts of members and friends, our club was able to donate over 1,750 sewn masks to 13 organizations and members' families. In addition, our members were generous by providing food, gift cards and, on occasion, monetary donations to staff at local hospitals, rehabilitation centers, police departments, local food pantries and church luncheons.

The summer didn't stop the Woman's League of Mount Holly as the sewers once again, took up the challenge to sew Christmas stockings for the Operation Yellow Ribbon project. School supplies were also collected for two organizations.

Our new State President, Jan Hanson, has chosen the theme, "Let Our Voices Soar." As I look back at all our accomplishments just these past months, I have seen how well everyone has worked together and have chosen our theme to be "Together Everyone Achieves More" (TEAM). I am honored to be leading this TEAM of great women. Thank you all for your generosity and service!

From all the Members of The Woman's League of Mt. Holly, to our neighbors, friends and family, we want to share our wish to you for a Happy Holiday season. In a year that presented challenges to each and every one of us, with your help, we continued to contribute our resources, our love and our generosity to those in need.

Your positive comments and response to every single project we undertook warmed our hearts. We WILL get through 2020 with hope for a wonderful New Year ahead. Stay safe, stay well and thank you for always being there for us. We couldn't do it without you.

The Woman's League of Mt. Holly met today for a ceremony to honor our Veterans for their sacrifice. President Doreen Carnvale and Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, David Wentz presented a wreath to comemmorate this special day. Joined by Veterans, Commander Lawrence Gladfelter, John Smythe and Fred Faber. our ladies Carol, Joelle, Doreen, Arline, Irene, Claire and Jeanne gathered to honor absent or deceased husbands and family who were also veterans. We honor and thank you, our heroes, for putting country before self, for protecting our freedom and our way of life, often at great sacrifice to you and your families.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THESE 

BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN.

Despite the challenges of 2020 The Woman's League of Mt. Holly has once again placed our Wish Tree in the Burlington County Library. Although very different this year our goal is to bring a smile to children in need. This year because of restrictions instead of gifts the 6 local charities we are sponsoring have requested gift cards or monetary donations for the safety of staff, clients and the community. Please visit our Website (https://wlmh.webs.com) to learn more about Pinelands, Generations, DCF, Oaks, Lumberton Head Start and Operation Chillout. Your continued support to make a difference to those in our community who are less fortunate is needed now more than ever before.

You may take a tag from the tree at the BCL, purchase a gift card from Walmart, Target, Kohls or a check made out to Woman's League of Mt. Holly (memo Charity) and return with your donation on the following dates Dec. 2nd through Dec. 12th

MONDAY 10:30a -12:30p & 5-7p   WEDNESDAY 12n-3p & 5-7p    FRIDAY 10:30a-12:30p & 3-5p    SATURDAY 10a-5p

OR SEND DONATIONS TO:  Woman's League of Mt. Holly, PO Box 363, Lumberton NJ, 08048


History of the Woman's League Wish Tree

Since the mid 1980's The Woman's League of Mt. Holly has put up a Wish Tree. Starting first at a bank in Mt. Holly with a little 6 ft. tree, over the years our tree grew to 12 ft. and moved to the Burlington County Library.

Through the years thousands of children have received their 'wish' because of the generosity of those of you in our community and last year over 400 kids got a gift. And then came a pandemic. Now more than ever we need your support to see that all children get at least one wish. You don't need to go to the library to get a tag. If you do we will be posting the times to return them to us at the library if you wish, or you can just mail it. We are asking for a gift card from Walmart, Target, Kohl's or a check payable to The Woman's League of Mt. Holly. You can also donate thru VENMO. Super easy to do just use @WomansLeague-MtHolly. Indicate which of our 6 charities you wish to apply it. AGAIN, WE NEED YOUR HELP: Any amount will do. All donations can be sent to our PO Box @WLMH, PO Box 363, Lumberton NJ 08048. Questions? We have answers. Just reach out to us.

Information of the organizations the Wish Tree will be supporting:

Pinelands: Community Connections Outreach is a community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where Burlington County community members are welcome to go for family support, information, and services. Community Connections Outreach serves families in a safe and supportive home-like environment and offers programs and workshops designed to strengthen the family unit, build relationships, enrich the lives of community members, and make families and the neighborhood stronger. A variety of family friendly events take place each month.  We offer fun and educational workshops and activities, connection to resources, and volunteer opportunities. All services are free and open to all families in the community.  www.pinelandsfsc.org 

Generations: Generations Family Success Center offers services to help build and sustain strong, emotionally healthy families. Programs include: life skills training, housing assistance information, liaison with school districts, advocacy, translation services, parent services and education, Information on child, maternal and family health, scheduled family activities (family dinner nights, arts and crafts, story hour, etc.), after-school tutoring, youth development (career assessments, employment assistance, life skills training), Youth mentoring by teens, storybook time for preschoolers. Generations is located on 45 High Street and is always in need of all size diapers and wipes. For more information, call 609-267-4001


Oaks Integrated Care: Oaks Integrated Care is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families living with a mental illness, addiction or developmental disability. The organization offers over 230 health and social service programs throughout New Jersey designed to meet the needs of our community with compassion. By focusing on integrated care, we can begin to treat the whole person to achieve both mental and physical wellness. https://oaksintcare.org/about/


DCF: This particular NJ Department of Children and Families group that we have chosen to support is a group of 13 teenage Mothers or soon to be Mothers that are learning about prenatal care, how to take care of your baby and continue their education. https://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/


Lumberton Head Start Family / Center for Family Services:  Head Start specializes in comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services for eligible low income families with children ages 3 to 5. The program maximizes the strengths and unique experiences of each child. The family, which is the principal influence on the child's development, directly participates in the program. Children with disabilities participate with all children in program activities and receive special services as required. Age Requirements: 3 to 5 years old www.centerffs.org


Operation Chillout (Special State Project 2020-2022): OPERATION CHILLOUT is New Jersey’s oldest (and only) all-volunteer mobile outreach for homeless veterans, men and women, on mission since December 21, 2000. Its motto is “no borders-no boundaries.” Its mission is to respond to the crisis of homelessness with direct compassionate actions. Woman’s League of Mount Holly’s Special State Project for 2020-2022. https://njsfwc.org/special-state-project-2020-2022-operation-chillout/

The Woman's League miss our 'bingo buddies' at Virtua Re-Hab. We have not been able to hold bingo's for them since February and we thank the Staff for continuing this fun activity until we are once again allowed to return. Member Jeanne Wasnesky leads the way along with so many generous members who donate and deliver prizes each month even though we cannot go inside. Along with prizes this month Christmas gift bags were filled and delivered for 28 of our friends. Happy Holidays to Residents and Staff at Virtua Re-Hab. We cannot wait until we are able to join you once again. And to our generous members a special thank you for sending our 'bingo buddies' a message that we didn't forget them.

Member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC) 

Garden District 

and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC).

The NJSFWC is the largest and oldest non-denominational volunteer organization in the state founded in 1894. It currently has 175 clubs and over 7,000 members, throughout the state , unified in the effort to make a difference in our communities, one project at a time.


With over 80,000 members worldwide the GFWC is one of the worlds largest and oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations, founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th Congress in 1901.

UPDATE ON OPERATION YELLOW:  Although we may be in the heat of the summer, members of the Woman’s League of Mt Holly have been sewing Christmas stockings, our members fill, for our deserving military personnel who will be away from home this Christmas. Shown here are Joan, Bonnie and Jan who along with others have created dozens of colorful stockings. Once they are filled with goodies we have teamed up with Operation Yellow Ribbon to make certain they will be sent to our brave heroes deployed in the Middle East in time for Christmas. Thanks to the volunteers at Operation Yellow Ribbon for the support you give to our Troops, away and at home.

Operation Yellow Ribbon Over the Summer The Woman's League of Mt. Holly shared a post showing our members efforts to join with Operation Yellow Ribbon, to sew and fill Christmas Stockings for our Military. Our post was much appreciated by the community and we had 4 lovely ladies reach out to ask if they could help. We were so happy to add theirs to the ones donated by our members.

One of those ladies was Theresa Kemp who along with her niece, Rylee, was able to fill more than 50 stockings. Family, friends, and neighbors joined her to donate goodies and necessities and a class of students from Emmons school in Pemberton wrote a note to slip inside each one. Thank you to Theresa and her friends for making this project an even bigger success and to all who brought a piece of home to our men and women overseas. Our grand total this year was 84 jam packed stockings. What an accomplishment.

THEY ARE ON THE WAY

A delivery of 86 filled Christmas stockings and 26 heavyweight sweatshirts was recently made to our State Headquarters (NJSFWC) in New Brunswick by members Joelle Wentz and Bette Kirby of the Woman's League of Mt. Holly. The stockings are awaiting shipment thru Operation Yellow Ribbon for our men and women in the Military. The sweatshirts are part of our Special State Project for 2020-2022 Operation Chillout. This is an outreach for our homeless veterans and in support over the summer we collected cases of water, t-shirts and hats. This winter, sweatshirts were collected in response to the crisis of homelessness and the need for warm clothing. As always we thank the caring and compassionate ladies who make up our club and those in our communities who jump in to support all of our projects. We couldn't do it without you.

WE ARE ONCE AGAIN ASKING FOR PLASTIC BAGS

The Woman's League of Mt. Holly is once again asking you to drop your plastic bags off at 37 Union St. Mt. Holly 08060 Our goal is to collect 500lbs of bags and we are about half way there. It takes a lot of bags to make just one lb. and these will be sent to a company that will recycle them into a bench that we can then donate to our community. When we asked the last time you came through in a big way, and as you can see our friend and member Arline Dedrick soon had a basement full of bags and daily drop offs of many more on her porch. Now that we have delivered all of those for recycling we are back to collecting them once more and welcome your contributions to our efforts. We thank you for your support.






RECYCLING IN THE NEW YEAR....

As we begin this New Year we wish everyone hope, peace and a return to a healthy World. We also want to give thanks to all of our conservationists out there who have delivered thousands of plastic bags to us and a profound thank you to Sean Bowling, store manager of Wegman's in Moorestown for processing them. He and his Wegman team are working closely with The Woman's League of Mt. Holly to get the plastic bags we bring them to the recycling plant. Chairman Arline Dederick, President Doreen Carnvale and DVP Jill McDonald delivered 10 huge bags to the store and Sean is willing to continue to do so each week until we reach our goal of 500 lbs. These bags are only about 5lbs each but just look what we can do when we join together to keep plastic bags out of the landfills. We still need more bags to complete our project of collecting 500 lbs. to receive our recycled bench made from those bags so keep them coming. They can be dropped off on the porch at 37 Union Street, Mt. Holly 08060..

 Samuel Miller Senior Housing Center

For years The Woman's League of Mt. Holly has enjoyed the camaraderie and fun loving spirit of the resident's of Samuel Miller Senior Housing in Mt. Holly. We bring them Bingo once a month and provide little prizes and they open their arms and provide us with big smiles and lots of love. This year we cannot meet with these lovely folks in a group, but our ladies have not forgotten them. We may not be able to bring bingo to them right now. but hope some goodies will brighten their Fall season . Each resident can enjoy one of the two dozen cupcakes, a batch of pumpkin muffins and their choice of a wall/door hanging, delivered today. We hope these treats make them smile and let them know we are thinking of them.

Another Visit to the Samuel Miller Senior Center.... Representing the Woman's League of Mt. Holly, member Joelle Wentz and hubby Dave wanted to make sure our dear friends at Samuel Miller Senior Center didn't miss out on trick or treat fun this year. Because our monthly bingo game was cancelled at their facility, Joelle decided to meet up with co-ordinator Laura to deliver wonderful treats and little gifts to each of them. Dave and some neighbor children drew faces on pumpkins and Joelle baked and decorated cupcakes, Halloween tee towels in Boo bags, trail mix, candy, cheddar cheese crackers, rice krispie treats and apple cider, all delivered with love, helped to brighten a rainy day for our young at heart friends. Great job Joelle and Dave.

There is no denying we miss our friends at Samuel Miller Senior Housing in Mt. Holly. To let them know how much we miss our monthly themed bingo's, Halloween bags have been made up by a member of the Women's League of Mt. Holly, Jill McDonald. A friend, decorated the bags and a neighbor helped to fill them with tissues, notebook, pen, candy, lotion, and deodorant. A card inserted in each bag says: "The leaves are falling but our friendship meter is not. Keep Well. Stay Safe. Until we can play bingo once again".

Wreaths Across America to honor Veterans Back in November The Woman's League of Mt. Holly joined Wreaths Across America to honor Veterans. We were able to raise funds for 16 wreaths to be placed on Dec.19th in National and private cemeteries across our country. We asked school children to color a picture of the wreath and to send to the Veterans Home in Vineland and McGuire Joint Base. These are just a few of the masterpieces submitted. Each picture has a note from the child to a Veteran. Thank you to a Daycare in Vineland, NJ and Trevose, Pa for submitting these beautiful pictures. 

Wreaths Across America  Longtime Member Joelle Wentz of The Woman's League of Mt. Holly and husband David Wentz, a Purple Heart recipient, decided to visit The Beverly National Cemetery to see the effects of our project to help sponsor Wreaths Across America to honor our Veterans.  As they stood there side by side and looked across this burial ground dedicated to our fellow Americans Joelle's words say it all.

'When one walks among the somber stones with the Wreaths Across America, you can't help to reflect on our men and women buried there and be proud as an American and thankful to them for our freedom.'  Thank you Dave for being one of our very own heroes.  We must also mention is that Dave and Joelle's two Grandson's are following in his footsteps. Jason at 18 years old is in the Army in Kansas and Mark is in his 3rd year in Rutgers ROTC. Already a solo pilot his wish is to fly for the Airforce. What an amazing family of Patriots. Thank you for your service.