Community Outreach

W.O.W. Community outreach volunteers and events support local Aiken charities with monetary, in kind, and volunteer hour donations. In 2020-2021, W.O.W. gave $69,452.47 to local charities through Community Outreach events and volunteer opportunities.  Total donations to date are a phenomenal $1,764,555.47 

If you are a curious adventure seeker, new member, or a W.O.W. volunteer veteran, click on the links below to see what’s new and learn more.  

Co-chairs:  Tracie Call & Linda Vieweg

For over thirty years, the Women of Woodside have supported the advancement of our local community through volunteer services and financial contributions earned from our many fundraising activities. 

If you would like to be considered as a recipient, please visit Women of Woodside Request for Support.  

For additional information, please contact:

Tracie Call traciecall@ymail.com

Linda Vieweg linda.vieweg.2013@gmail.com

Fundraising Events

Have FUN, meet new friends, and support local charities through FUNRaising events.  Grab a friend and volunteer your time and/or money to raise funds for Aiken Charities.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Saturday, October 16th

Web link:  Walk to end Alzheimer’s

You can sponsor walkers or join fellow W.O.W. members in a walk to raise money for and awareness of this debilitating disease.

For more information call, text or email:

Daria Carney, Chair

301-928-6439

twocarneys@outlook.com

ANGEL TAG PROJECT

Once again, the Women of Woodside will come together to make the Holidays special for some of those less fortunate in Aiken County.

Select an “Angel Tag” from a Holiday tree and fulfill the wish of a person in need. The tag will list the items desired or a gift card denomination.  Donations by check are always welcome if you prefer not to shop!

Angel Tags will support the following charitable organizations:

Child Advocacy Center of Aiken

Children’s Place

North Aiken Elementary School

Aiken Senior Life Services

Angel Tags will be available September 7th 5:00-7:30 PM at the W.O.W. Kick-Off Meeting in the Woodside Plantation Club.  Angel Tags will also be available October 6th 12noon-2pm at The Reserve Club and October 14th 12noon-2pm at Woodside Country Club. 

For more information or call, text or email:

Cathy Mayer, Co-chair

732-241-8179

cem13c@aol.com

or

Debra Schroeder, Co-chair

  803-845-5287

debra_schroeder02@yahoo.com

SPELLING BEE

This new event will be hysterical.  Contestants compete to be crowned Queen or King Bee.  Spellers raise money prior to the event to buy a lifeline or two!  Raffles and bounty buckets (i.e. drop your cash in a bucket for charity) will accompany the event.  Cash bar.

John Malloy will emcee this event of eight spellers who have committed to raising $1500 for each lifeline. Worker “bees” needed. 

Will you “BEE” joining us on March 9, 2022?

For more information call, text or email:

Linda Vieweg, Community Outreach Co-Chair

609-220-7167

linda.vieweg.2013@gmail.com

SPOOKY TO BE HUNGRY

Friday, October 22nd
Saturday October 23rd 

Costumed W.O.W. members will be standing at the Main, East and Village Gates to collect money for charity.  Spouses are welcome to join in the fun! 

Thank you to everyone for raising over $15,000 in 2020! Let’s beat that number this year! 

Goblins, pirates, maidens, witches and princesses needed.

For more information call, text or email:

Jill Pernsteiner, Chair

843-368-8200

Jillperns@aol.com

 

TRASH & TREASURE

Your trash is somebody’s treasure! A W.O.W. garage sale will be held March 26, 2022 at ODell Weeks Center.  W.O.W members rent tables and sell gently loved goods to Aiken residents.

One of the most sought after and well attended events on the Aiken Event Calendar!  To rent a table or volunteer, call, text or email:

Donna Roasa, Chair

623-302-3297

donnaroasa@yahoo.com

 

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

The tour is postponed until the 2022 Holiday season. 

We will be securing homes, a working committee, day of volunteers and FUN for this wonderful event so please reach out to reserve your spot to support W.O.W. now!

For more information call, text or email:

Linda Vieweg, Community Outreach Co-Chair

609-220-7167

linda.vieweg.2013@gmail.com           

GARDEN TOUR 

In 2021, the Garden Tour raised $9,846.97 for Stand at the Crossroads Ministry. For over twenty years, Crossroads has supported and developed women and their children who are in transition.  A special thank you to Woodside Development Company LLC who was the Premier Sponsor of the 2021 Garden Tour.

We are hoping to host the tour every other year.  The garden tour typically features five beautiful unique gardens within Woodside.  We are looking for committee members and co-chairs to prepare for another fabulous event.  Green thumbs are not required.

For more information call, text or email:

Tracie Call, Community Outreach Co-Chair

803-845-0336

Traciecall@ymail.com

Done in a Day

Support local charities by volunteering in the community.  Many of the volunteer opportunities can truly be “done in a day.”

Grab a friend or two, spouse, or family member and volunteer to support this magical annual event.  Each December, Hopelands Gardens is transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland with over two miles of lighted pathways with 10,000 twinkling lights and illuminated holiday displays.  Volunteers needed to be greeters, monitors and workers at the refreshment stand on December 14 and 15, 2021. Shifts are 5:30 to 9:30 each night.

For more info call, text or email:

Tracie Call, Community Outreach Co-Chair

803-845-0336

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT BENTON HOUSE

Do your jingle bells rock?  Talented singers, heart felt hummers and wonderful warblers are welcome! Join the fun and carol for residents at Benton House.  Dates will be announced.

For more information call, text or email:

Tracy Spaeth, Chair

585-233-1466

tespaeth@gmail.com

HONOR MISSION  

Writers of all ages are needed to compose letters to retired military veterans in Aiken nursing homes.  This is great opportunity to involve your grandkids!  Alice Canerday and Lynda Mann lead the charge for this touching and heartfelt letter campaign.  Expect to hear from them via a W.O.W. eblast before major holidays.  Sometimes W.O.W. letters are the only cards the veterans receive.  Every letter makes an impact, so please answer the Call.

To get involved call, text, or email:

Alice Canerday, Co-chair

703-999-2263

Aisling96@verizon.net

or

Lynda Mann, Co-chair

703-328-7603

lyndamann@me.com

SCHOOL READING PROGRAM

W.O.W.’s adopted school is North Aiken Elementary School. New and gently used books are needed for the Birthday Book program.  Many times W.O.W. Birthday Books are the only book a child has of their own.  Help a child improve their imagination, reading skills and love of books by volunteering today.

To get involved call, text, or email:

Claire Gaynor, Chair

407-492-6143

sassygaynor@gmail.com

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics counts on W.O.W. volunteers each year.  This year’s Special Olympics dates are to be determined.

For more information call, text or email:

Tracie Call,  Community Outreach Co-Chair

803-845-0336

traciecall@ymail.com

or

Linda Vieweg, Community Outreach Co-Chair

609-220-7167

linda.vieweg.2013@gmail.com

Community Outreach Results

AGENCY NAME
CASH & IN KIND DONATIONS
ABBE Aiken Regional Library System                1,500.00
ACTS                3,000.00
Aiken County Senior Life Services                3,125.00
Aiken Celebration of Character                   100.00
Aiken Civic Orchestra                   600.00
Aiken Technical College                1,000.00
Alzhelmer Memory Walk             14,150.00
Child Advocacy Center                1,500.00
Children’s Place                3,125.00
Christ Central Ministries – Aiken                1,700.00
Community Medical Clinic of Aiken                1,000.00
Cumbee Center                1,000.00
Equine Rescue                2,300.00
Friends of the Animal Shelter                1,000.00
Guide-Educate-Motivate, Inc                1,000.00
Golden Harvest Food Bank             15,095.50
Helping Hands                   625.00
Hopeland’s Concert Series                   300.00
Mental Health America of Aiken                2,525.00
North Aiken Elementary School                   650.00
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen                   510.00
S.P.C.A. Albrecht Center                1,000.00
Stand at the Crossroads Ministries             11,146.97
United Way of Aiken                1,000.00
Wreaths Across America                   500.00
Total includes $6.250 in kind donations$69,452.47