Woman’s Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

Spreading Holiday Cheer, the Woman's Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is all set to package candy and cookies to give to area senior and care homes. Photo by Diana Freidinger

PARSIPPANY — The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (WCPTH) just held its annual Operation Candy/Cookie Meeting and wrapped over 160 tins of holiday cookies, along with 75 packets of holiday cards, for area nursing and care homes.  The goodies already have been donated to residents of The Country Home, The Morris View Health Care Center, Sunrise Assisted Living all in Morris Plains and Eric Johnson House in Morristown.

Operation Cookie/Candy has been a project of New Jersey Women’s Clubs for over 50 years.  Another recent holiday project of the club was Boatsie’s Boxes. Club members filled 100 Christmas stockings with toiletries, games, telephone cards and other items for members of the military serving overseas. These stockings were taken to the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) headquarters to be shipped with the 1,495 stockings filled by the other women’s clubs of NJSFWC.  And later in December WCPTH club members will be donating toys and other gifts to be distributed to children in the Dover area through the Adopt-A-Family Head Start Community Program.

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC, which is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service. The next General Meeting is on Monday, January 22.

For more information about the January General Meeting or the club, call Cathy at (973) 984-0758, e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com, or visit their website by clicking here or follow the club on FaceBook.