Since canceling its holiday house tour the Women’s Club of Milton has announced alternative fundraising initiatives.
The innovative ideas require minimal contact between its members and supporters.
Stay-at-home tea party invitations will go to all club members, past holiday house tour homeowners and docents, business supporters and friends. Who could pass up the double opportunity to have a cozy cup of tea in the warmth of one’s own home while helping others? Each invitation includes a tea bag and encourages recipients to enjoy some holiday cheer from the safety of their homes while making a donation of $10 or more to support the WCOM’s charitable efforts. To receive an invitation, email the name and home address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the season, the club will be selling festively wrapped packages of notecards. Each package contains five different blank notecards and envelopes featuring the artwork of past holiday house tour book cover artists Cathy Rose, Ginny Barney, Carol Yost, Anne Buck and Barbara Coffin, all members of the Milton Arts Guild. Club members extend thanks to these talented artists and to the guild for supporting women’s club’s fundraising efforts. The holiday notecards make wonderful hostess gifts, in addition to using them for one’s own personal note writing. The five card assortment packages will be available for $10 each at the following locations: the Mercantile at Milton at 109 Union St.; Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor, 18864 Cool Spring Road, Milton; and Lewes Gourmet at 110 Front St, Lewes.
Holiday notecards will also be sold when the club holds a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, outside the Milton Historical Society at 210 Union St. Cards also are available in the online pop-up store. To access the online pop-up shop, go to womensclubofmiltonholiday2020.itemorder.com/sale.
Club members thank the historical society and the Milton Garden Club for inviting them to share the space.
Club member Nancy Reeves has crafted a beautiful quilt, with a value of $350, to be raffled. Ticket prices are one for $5 or three for $12. Tickets may be purchased until the drawing at 3 p.m., Dec. 12.
For the online pop-up store, the club has partnered with Pro-Stitch Embroidery, a local Milton business, to sell holiday and other items with WCOM logos. The store will feature items such as coasters, ornaments, insulated bags, non-woven grocery bags, decorative license plates and fleece jackets and vests.
The club is a nonprofit organization whose fundraising efforts benefit the community, including scholarships; the food pantry, library and fire department; elementary and middle schools. For more information on membership, contact Carol Ann Stone at email@example.com and go to womensclubofmilton.org.