The Stockley Auxiliary recently held a wreath raffle to benefit Woodside Center, a day program serving adults with developmental disabilities in the Dover area. The raffle was held at the end of June with ticket sales netting approximately $2,500. The Stockley Auxiliary, along with the staff of Woodside Center, will utilize the funds to enhance the program with special trips and events.
The raffle was the brainchild of Woodside Center Director Stacy Watkins. She and all the auxiliary members collected gift cards from merchants throughout the state of Delaware for a few months and hung them on the wreath. There were more 40 merchants that participated with the average gift card $25; all in all they totaled about $1,500.
Stockley Auxiliary members gathered to be on hand for the drawing at the end of June. The winner was Pat Heather from Dover. Program participants and the Stockley Auxiliary celebrated with a homemade dessert hour after the drawing. Some of the gift cards given were Cool Springs Restaurant, Hollywood Tans, Mary Kay from Tori Tonge and Laina Betts, Sussex Eye Center, Photos by Holly, For Your Spot and South Hill Designs.
The Stockley Auxiliary was founded in 1916 by a group of women who either had developmentally disabled children or who wanted to be part of this group to help enhance the lives of these challenged young people. It meets the second Friday of the month from October to May and dues are $10 per year. For more information call 302-947-2640.