In two separate events during the week of December 12, The Women of Quail Creek answered the call of organizations serving the needy. Both Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and the Community Food Bank of Green Valley benefited.
For the past several weeks, members of TWOQC were encouraged to select a holiday card with the name of a young girl participating in YOTO. Each holiday card held the girl’s name and age. Members were asked to fill a gift bag with items that girl might need: sweaters, blankets, toiletries, school supplies and treats.
Over the weekend preceding TWOQC’s holiday luncheon, volunteers came together to decorate a makeshift sleigh that would be used to hold members’ gift bags. When the day of the luncheon arrived representatives of YOTO were overwhelmed by the nearly 250 gift bags donated – filling the sleigh and lining the front of the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom stage. It took a van and three car loads to deliver the gifts to YOTO offices in Tucson.
On December 17, TWOQC combined with representatives of the food bank to Stuff the Truck. Over a two hour period residents of Quail Creek delivered frozen turkeys, canned goods and cash to waiting volunteers. The contributions to the food bank came at a time when the organization has been experiencing increased need and dwindling resources. A total of 893 pounds of food and $1,040 were collected. An anonymous local donor has committed to matching food bank cash contributions up to $100,000 resulting in the equivalent of a $2080 cash gift during the truck stuffing event.
TWOQC is extremely grateful to the members of the Quail Creek community during this and all of its charitable campaigns this year. We truly could not do it without you!