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Hope House - June 2021

TSW went shopping for an Adopt-a-Kitchen for Hope House, a new Sedona shelter for homeless families with children that is projected to open this fall.  There are usually 20-30+ homeless children attending school in the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District. The goal of Hope House is to provide services, support, temporary housing, meals and transition programs to help homeless families move into permanent housing.  Thanks to great participation by our women over $700 worth of kitchen items were donated!  Hope House was delighted with the results and are using our effort as a model for the other rooms they want "adopted."  

TSW received the following Thank You from Gale Lothrop, Secretary, Hope House Board of Directors.

Dear Sedona Women,

Many thanks to you on behalf of the Hope House of Sedona Board of Directors and future residents. Your adopt-a-kitchen project has been more successful than our wildest dreams. Truly, we did not anticipate getting so many wonderful, useful items. When we open the house, hopefully by late 2021/early 2022, our kitchen will be fully stocked and ready to go with all brand new things. Imagine how good that will make our residents feel. They will feel cared for and valued, two of the things they need most. It will be exciting!

In addition to all the beautiful kitchen items, something else you have done with the adopt-a-kitchen is to set a precedent for others wishing to do a similar thing. Because of hearing about what your group was doing, others are now interested in adopt-a-bath, adopt-a-bedroom, and other kinds of collections. With your generosity, you have motivated others. Our sincerest thanks for taking on Hope House as your project this spring. We are most grateful.

Sincerely,

Gale Lothrop, Secretary, Hope House Board of Directors

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A big Thank You! to the many women & friends who volunteered in March and April to work at the See’s Candy Wagon, St. Andrew’s Community Dinner and the Oak Creek Canyon Clean-up. All were helpful to the community and tons of fun! Special thanks to the leaders of those events, Marilyn Bealfield and her hubby, Mark, and Pam Delay. Without people like this stepping up to lead projects we couldn’t do all the wonderful service projects TSW undertakes!


The Sedona Women and The Sedona Community Food Bank Joined forces again to staff the New See's Candy Wagon for the Fall & Holiday Seasons.

Holiday Cards for Giving Angel Clients -  The Sedona Women  helped  The Giving Angels write and distribute 600 holiday cards to its clientele - area seniors who are at or below poverty level. Because the normal gift bags couldn't be distributed this year, this was one way the Angels brought holiday cheer to its folks. 

The Verde Valley Sanctuary ​-  The Sedona Women helped make this Christmas special for the families living there. The Sanctuary offers a safe haven for victims of family violence and sexual assault, providing shelter, community outreach, legal advocacy and education and prevention.  The administrators gave TSW a list of children’s toys, games, warm clothes & gift cards requests that made the holiday much brighter for the youngest residents.

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St. Andrews Dinner October 26th

Forty four clients drove away with smiles on their faces after picking up a fabulous dinner prepared with love by Annette Pettit and her crew. The cute Halloween treat bags were really appreciated.

The October 26 event at St. Andrews was a testament to the dedication of TSW to help our community. Thanks to all who helped.



Oak Creek Watershed Clean Up October 13th 

Our beautiful Oak Creek watershed suffers from all the trash that people discard day after day.  On October 13, Sedona Women met at the Sunset Park parking lot and helped clean up a portion of that watershed fronting Carroll Canyon.

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Gifts from Verde Valley Caregivers (VVCG):

14 Sedona Women Volunteers delivered 240 gift candles to Verde Valley Caregivers' 'Neighbors'  in Sedona and Village of Oak Creek.  The angel candles purchased by VVCG included a note 'Thinking of you' and went to many seniors who have been quarantined for months.  Recipients were very appreciative and our volunteers felt it was a worthwhile experience.  Thank you volunteers!




St. Andrews Dinner Monday, August 31 

​Another successful dinner under the  stewardship of Annette Pettit. For safety,  the dinners are now being distributed to recipients as take away meals. A nutritious sandwich, watermelon, snack, dessert and bottled  water were handed out on the parking lot by our wonderful volunteers.


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​Run Sedona - Saturday, February 1. Once again The Sedona Women had an aid station at the Start/Finish line of the race. It was fun handing water & fruit to the runners and cheering them on!


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New Year’s Eve Celebration at Sedona Winds — We rang in 2020 with a bang, and brought New Year’s cheer to the seniors at Sedona Winds.


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Sedona Community Food Bank Candy Wagon - November 15 - December 23


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Thanks to all who participated!

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Diaper Drive December!!!

A Big Success! Over 3000 diapers were happily received by Cathleen and Dennis at The Sedona Food Bank.

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​Turkey Dinner Giveaway at Cottonwood Mission - November 26th



Oak Creek Clean-up - Have fun outside and help our environment! - October 16th, 2019

St. Andrew’s Monday Night Dinner - July 15th 2019 and September 23rd — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Mother's Day See’s Candy Wagon Sales - May 3,  2019  - May 12 , 2019 - Mother's Day 

Oak Creek Clean Up 4/24/2019 - Was fun and successful!

See’s Candy Wagon Sales - April 5, 2019  - April 20 , 2019 - We had a very successful Spring Season!

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“BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE” Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, Camp Verde March 31, 2019 - Was a big success and big fun!

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​Run Sedona - The Sedona Women successfully staffed the Start/Finish Line Aid Station at Run Sedona on 2/2/19. We cheered on the over 3,000 runners and distributed bananas and cookies to most of them. It was a glorious opportunity to be part of the action without actually having to work up a sweat!!

Veterans Lunch -A small group of volunteers, led by Annette Petit, served a fabulous lunch to 40 veterans and their guests on Friday, January 10 at the library. The event was festive, food was delicious, and greatly appreciated by all who participated. Thank you to MaryAnn Livingstone who sang acapella, and to Mary Feeney, who worked a double shift!

The Diaper Drive was a HUGE success!! Over 4,000 diapers were donated to The Sedona Food Bank on January 8th. This was double the amount we’ve collected in the past. Thank you, ladies!! 
Kathleen and staff were thrilled! 

The Sedona Women donated over 120 hours to staff the See’s Candy Wagon benefitting The Sedona Food Bank! All the stock was sold and the wagon closed before its scheduled closing date! Job well done!

New Year’s Eve at Sedona Winds - despite a record number of volunteers, and lots of behind the scenes planning, this event was cancelled when Sedona was hit by an unexpected snow storm. Thanks to all those who were planning to help at this fun event. We’re on for next year!!

The Sedona Women partnered with Giving Angels of AZ to prepare and distribute nearly 600 holiday gift bags for seniors in the Verde Valley. Thanks to the many volunteers who make this project possible!

The Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway at the Mission in Cottonwood was a huge success. Nearly 650 turkeys, along with the fixin’s were distributed. Thanks to the 26 volunteers from The Sedona Women, including those family members who were in town for the holiday. What a rewarding experience! 

St. Andrew’s Monday Night Dinners June 18, 2018 and July 16, 2018 — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 100 Arroyo Pinon Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, saint-andrews.org

The Sedona Women Garage Sale Volunteers - We needed help to support The Sedona Women Garage sale!  This giant event, held every 2 years, raises major funding which goes to our Helen Wolfe Scholarship fund and to support our community service projects.
Dates: Setup took place on April 10, 11, and 12.  The sale took place on April 13th (9-3)  and 14th (9-2). 

See’s Candy Wagon for Sedona Community Food Bank (SCFB) - Sales from the See’s Candy Wagon enable the SCFB to serve the community.  It is the primary source of funds for the SCFB — without volunteers working in the See’s Candy Wagon, the SCFB would not be able to meet its mission.  
Dates:   Winter Season, January 26 - February 14, 2018; and Spring Season, March 16 - March 31, 2018
Total Volunteers Hours:  147 (30% of shifts).

Sedona Marathon Station for TSW —  We Cheered on amateurs and athletes alike in the community’s annual marathon event.   
Date:  February 3, 2018
Volunteers: 12 Volunteers & 47 hours

Veterans’ Luncheon at Sedona Public Library — Served Lunch to Vets at the Sedona Library
Event Date  Friday, January 12, 2018/12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Volunteers:  8 Volunteers & 41 hours

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Sedona Winds —   We rang in the New Year with a bash and celebrated with the senior residents at Sedona Winds. 
Volunteers:  17 Volunteers & 71 hours

Old Town Mission/Cottonwood Turkey Giveaway — Volunteers to worked with Mission to distribute turkeys and food. 
Date:  November 21, 2017
12 Volunteers & 36 hours

Mitzvah Day — Volunteer to do deeds in the community.  
Date:  November, 2017
12 - 16 Volunteers

Rainbow Acres  — Family and Friends Western Roundup was a major event for the Staff and Ranchers at Rainbow Acres in Camp Verde.  We had volunteers to welcome guests, distribute handouts, give directions, and assist with parking, gift shop, and photo table. To learn more about Rainbow Acres click on this link. www.rainbowacres.com
Date:  October 28, 2017
10 Volunteers & 20 Hours

July 17, 2017St. Andrew’s Dinner - 12-16 volunteers; 45-55 volunteer hours; served approximately 75 meals

August 21, 2017St. Andrew’s Dinner - 12-16 volunteers; 45-55 volunteer hours; served approximately 75 meal

COLLABORATION WITH OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Giving Angels -- surprised community residents with holiday cheer by sorting, packing, wrapping and delivering gifts to community residents.
Date:  December 11-15, 2017

Diaper Drive - January 2017
Thanks to all our wonderful Dames for bringing more than 2000 diapers to our January meeting. The Sedona Food Bank thanks you all!!

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MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2016

911 Memorial Ceremony at Fire Station #6
An estimated 400 people attended the dedication ceremony of the 9/11 Memorial at the Firehouse in VOC. With over 23 volunteers, The Sedona Women mobilized to set up, serve and clean up a community luncheon for over 400 people! One of the highest compliments our team was paid, was when Fire Chief Kris Kazian said that The Sedona Women were his heroes!

Oak Creek Clean Up
Approximately 15 folks assisted the Oak Creek Watershed clean the trash along Oak Creek.  The group photo includes Dalton and Nick from the Watershed, TSW, and one spouse.  Mary Feeney was our coordinator.  It was great fun, and afterwards we had lunch at Indian Gardens Deli.  

Our "super woman" was Valerie Wood.  She carried that plastic trash along the entire trail!

Enjoy the slide show to the right.

MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016

Halloween Dinner at St. Andrews Episcopal Church
On 10/31 a dedicated and costumed crew cooked and served a themed dinner to over 80 appreciative people. Diners were delighted with dishes such as Earthworms and Blood (Spaghetti with Marinara sauce), Vampire Bat Wings (spicy chicken wings), and Goblin Fingers and Monster Eyeballs (carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes). The creativity of Helen Jarnes knows no bounds! What a fun Halloween.

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Sedona, AZ 86339

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