Christmas Families Project

Special Events

Christmas Families Monthly Goodie Bag Project

Our Christmas Goodie Bags are a little something extra we provide for the moms and dads of the children enrolled in our Christmas Families Project. For May and June, we would like to focus on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. What little item can you think of for these occasions?

For women: bath and beauty items larger than travel size, manicure supplies, kitchen tools and linens, flashlights, journals, notepads and notebooks, cosmetic bags, tote bags.

For men: small tools, flashlights, larger toiletry items, manicure supplies, toiletry bags.

As always, we need toothpaste and floss, socks, stretchy slipper sox, gloves and hats. Whatever you give will be sure to bring joy to these families who are working so hard to provide a better life for their children. You can put your items in the Christmas wrapped box at each luncheon.

Silent Auction Update

Spring-cleaning is in full gear, and summer is just around the corner. You know what that means – donations abound! Please consider donating or re-gifting items tucked away in your cupboards, closets, garages and yards. There is no cost to register donated items, and our Christmas Families Project receives 100% of these proceeds!

Members may also sell their personal treasures. There is a limit of two items and a registration fee of $3 per item for members choosing to retain their proceeds. More information will follow in future newsletters. Your involvement is what makes this event a huge success. In 2016, our sales and participation were down. Please help us make 2017 a memorable year!

For questions about donations, registering items, or pick-up and storage of items, please contact   your Silent Auction co-chairs for 2017.  

In 2018, the Silent Auction will have new leadership. A few new volunteers have already come forward and will be mentored this year. Please consider getting involved and supporting the new leadership for the auction. This event is fun, enjoyable and helps develop new friendships. New faces, ideas and enthusiasm are great for business!

Live Auction Update

Even though it is only March, it is time again to begin thinking of our October Live Auction. As you know, proceeds from the auction support the Newcomers’ Christmas Families Project. If you wish to donate an item, it should have a minimum value of $50.

We know many of you would like to support the Live Auction, but don’t have the time or feel uncomfortable asking for donations. Please consider giving a monetary gift which will be used to enhance some of our donated items. Any size donation will be greatly appreciated.

You may bring a monetary donation to the March Luncheon and drop it in the Live Auction Donation box in the foyer. If you are donating by check, please make it payable to the Live Auction chair whose last name is first in the alphabet. You’ll find her name at the top of page 5 in your Roster.

If you have suggestions for auction packages or donations that you think would make our auction exciting and profitable, please contact our President.  

Luncheon Raffles

The luncheon raffles are an important part of the Newcomers Club budget. They support all of our activities. There are four to five prizes raffled at each luncheon. Tickets are $1 each,

or $5 for six tickets, or $10 for fifteen. There will be a special raffle at the April Fashion Show, which directly benefits the Christmas Families Project.

We are grateful to the local merchants who support the raffles by providing donated or discounted items. Weiss Brothers Nursery, Tess’ Kitchen Store, Foothill Mercantile, Hearth and Home, and author Chris Enss, our February guest speaker, contributed to our February raffle.

Please patronize the businesses that provide us with donations. While you are there, mention that you are a Newcomers Club member and appreciate their support.

Thank you to all the members who support our organization by buying raffle tickets.