Arts and Culture 2022 – 2023
In addition to making heart and doggie pillows, we wrote Christmas cards to deployed military personnel. We took a field trip to the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa and ate lunch in the student cafeteria at University of Tampa.
Environment 2022 – 2023
One of the collections that this committee performs throughout the year is the collection of new or gently used shoes to be sent to Soles for Souls. Also collected for local charities are clean egg cartons for Security Patrol’s donation to the food pantry, and clean aluminum pop tabs from soda cans and other canned goods for a children hospital.
Fundraising 2022 – 2023
Two fundraisers were held this year – Bingo in the fall at Community Hall and a Comedy Show featuring Juanita Lolita in the spring at the Florida Room in the SCCCA Atrium. Both were lots of fun and very successful – these funds are used to support charities and non-profit organizations in the local community.
Health and Wellness 2022 – 2023
Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Spring were celebrated with residents of the local care facilities. We wrote Christmas cards, made Valentine wreaths and cards, and many variations of the Flower Power decoration for Spring.
Donations by Arts and Culture 2022
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, members of Arts and Culture Committee of the SCC Woman’s Club delivered stuffed heart and doggie pillows, and gift bags for the children at the Brandon Center. There are seven Children’s Board Family Resource Centers located throughout Hillsborough County that offer programs and services emphasizing child development, self-sufficiency, and health and safety.
The Children’s Board invests in partnerships and quality programs to support the success of all children and families in Hillsborough County. The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County proudly serves children and families. Created by the voters in 1988, they provide funding for services and supports on behalf of children, with an emphasis on pregnant women and children birth to age eight. The strategic focus of the Children’s Board is to work with organizations who share a common vision of offering support to children so they can lead a healthy, safe, and productive life, which makes a difference for all residents of Hillsborough County. For more information about the Children’s Board, visit their website https://www.childrensboard.org.
April 21, Sally Anne Barclay took 93 heart pillows, 87 blankets, and 29 seat belt covers to Sun Terrace Rehab Facility. Social worker Nessie gratefully accepted them on behalf of the patients.
April 8, Virginia Kimball gave 16 heart pillows to Sheriff Merry and he will take to Brandon Child Services for us.
April 6, Sally Anne Barclay and Virginia Kimball delivered 35 Stuffed puppies to LifePath Hospice and given to Cary Blalock, Volunteer Coordinator, and 50 heart pillows were given to the nurses at Florida Cancer Center for their patients.
In February, Sally Anne Barclay donated heart pillows to Cypress Memory Care for their patients.
Arts and Crafts March 2022
Sally Anne Barclay taught a class in silk flower arranging and the finished Spring baskets were beautiful. Shawna also brought her mat made from plastic bags, and collected colored bags to keep her project going. More stuffed dogs were worked on, cutting out and stuffing and sewn. We had a very productive morning.
Arts and Crafts February 2022
The new pattern for stuffed dogs was used, designed by our very talented VP Virginia Kimball. Heart pillows were also sewn to complete the ones in process.
Another ongoing project is making fidget or sensory blankets for dementia patients. People with dementia can become nervous and irritable because of loss of memory and hands-on ability. This sensory blanket can provide a variety of interesting activities and touches, Keep their hands busy and relieve emotions. Improve finger flexibility, imitate dressing skills, exercise independence.
Arts and Crafts December 2021
Holiday cards were made to be delivered with dinners by Meals on Wheels volunteers . These cards provide holiday cheer for Sun City Center residents that need prepared nutritious meals taken to them at their homes.
Final Board Meeting of 2019-2020
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, we held an outdoor board meeting at Linda Raymond’s garage and driveway. This was the final board meeting of club year 2019-2020, and the members had many things to discuss.
Fun Fest Fundraising Committee Planning
Arts and Crafts Committee 12/06/19
We held an additional crafting session to prepare for the December Holiday meeting. We made the angel centerpieces and put together the little gifts for each place setting on the table for the club members. Crafty ladies!