OCTOBER 3RD - OCTOBER 30TH SUPPORTING
OCW2W Walkathon participant donations produced over 155 Personal Hygiene Kits for the women served by Save Our Selves (SOS) Save Our Selves provides high quality care and assistance to Orange County residents in need and acts as advocates for systemic change.
Board members enjoyed the comraderie of working together to assemble the kits. Later they were delivered to a thankful team at Save Our Selves.
Expert Naturalist, Michaela Coats, guided OCW2W Walkathon participants on an adventure of discovery as they explored the Newport Upper Bay Trail.
Decked out in their white OCW2W hats, the group enjoyed the natural energy of Newport Beach. They socialized with like-minded women and learned fascinating facts they can share with family and friends. Many promised to return for more adventures!
The OCW2W May 4th Mother's Day Event was filled with laughter, fun, and lot's of enthusiasm as the group gathered to honor Nadine Haddad as "Mother of the Year". Guests were treated to a fashion show by Chico's and Marmi's of Newport Beach, with music to set the tone provided by DJ Lady E. Each guest received a beautiful gift bag of personal items from Home and Body, with another 100 overflowing bags gifted to under-served mothers in need at Grandma's House of Hope and Colette's Children's Home
The OC Women2Women St.Patrick's Day March event was filled with lots of laughter and fun to celebrate the theme of the day.
OCW2W held a lovely event honoring maternal bonds, and the influence of women in society. Marilyn Knowlden, one of the last remaining actors from the Hollywood Golden Years, treated the group to rare personal professional experiences and memories of motherhood. Enzo, of ENZO Floral Creations, generously demonstrated the basics of floral design. His inspiration and instruction guided guest as they created their own flower arrangement to share with a special woman in their life. Janine Wynn, set the tone for the entire event with two lovely musical numbers. Everyone was treated to a personal gift from Home and Body.
After months of isolation, it was great to get together and see each other in person!
With the support and incredible generosity of our OCW2W community, we delivered over 100 "Bags of Love" filled with essentials and unique personal gifts, bringing light into the lives of women served at Grandma's House of Hope. The lovely gift bags were stuffed with over $8,000.00 of donated items such as lotion, perfume, blankets, shampoo, socks, and even coats, to help warm the hearts of women in need living in our community.
The room at Fleming's 'Restaurant was packed with women gathered for the OCW2W Lunch Club event honoring Nadine Haddad, co-founder of Home and Body Company. Nadine inspired the group with her personal story of strength, struggling and surviving while building her company and raising a family.
Generous guests contributed to the OCW2W Twin Blanket Drive, with donations going to our 2020 designated non-profit organization, Grandma's House of Hope. Je’net Kreitner founder of Grandma’s House of Hope, thanked the group for their support and shared her extraordinary story of surviving homelessness and passion to provide hope for women experiencing personal crisis.
Marmi's Shoes and Fleming's Restaurant donated gift certificates for the raffle. Each guest went home with a gift bag stuffed with Home and Body Company personal care items, courtesy of Nadine Haddad.
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