WHAT WE DO

Committees

Arts and Culture

This committee is designed to inspire clubwomen to engage the creative ambiance within their lives. Create programs and projects that include music, dance, drama, theatre, crafts and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative. Past projects include no-sew blankets, which we donated to Veterans Home in Paramus and the Family Promise of Morris County, as well as favors for our own 60th anniversary party. Our current project is stuffing simple dolls for Operation Smile, which provides life changing surgeries all over the world for children who have cleft palates. The dolls are used as aids in counseling sessions to prepare the children for surgery. We meet the first Friday morning of each month from 10 to 12 in the The Recreation Department Teen Room.

 

Arts Performing & Creative Writing Youth

We are a loosely assembled group that gets together to attend musical and theater productions as well as museums and arboretums in the area and throughout New Jersey.

 

Civic Engagement and Outreach

This committee focuses on the following areas: Citizenship, Veterans Affairs, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Safety and Crime Prevention. Our members have engaged in various pursuits to support these areas including:

  • Blood drives 

  • Canine Companions

  • Collect food for Roxbury Social Services

  • Collect food for our adopted Thanksgiving and holiday family through Roxbury Social Services

  • Made no-sew fleece blankets to donate to veterans’ homes

  • Donated gift cards for school essentials to Advocates for Children

  • Mask making for donation to healthcare workers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Purchase, fill and donate Christmas stockings for the military through Operation Yellow Ribbon

  • Purchase toys for our adopted Holiday family through Roxbury Social Services

  • Wreaths Across America

 

Education and Libraries

This committee works to improve literacy and education awareness in communities at home and around the world. To that end, our committee is proud to:
 

  • Award one or more scholarships annually to a graduating senior who resides in Roxbury or Mt. Arlington

  • Promote Girls Career Institute at the high school and send two applicants annually to this summer program

  • Read to school children for Read Across America

  • Promote literacy through our “My Favorite Book Contest” for Roxbury 6th graders

 

Environment

This committee is concerned with the preservation, maintenance, and restoration of our natural resources, it strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities. We are proud to serve Roxbury and the greater community by engaging in the following activities:
 

  • Collect used footwear for Soles4Souls

  • Participate in annual Roxbury Town-Wide Yard Sale

  • Plant and cultivate our community vegetable garden plot, which produce is donated to Roxbury Social Services

  • Plant and seasonally decorate the circle on Route 10, creating a pleasing “Welcome!” to motorists coming into town

 

Health and Wellness

Through this program, our members develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.

 

Other Activities

Our members engage in the following:
 

  • Bake and distribute cookies for distribution at the holidays

  • Collect and prepare Easter baskets for Roxbury Social Services

  • Collect and donate pull tabs to Ronald McDonald House

  • Collect and donate toiletries for victims of domestic violence

  • Collect food and toiletries for Roxbury Social Services

  • Collect used stamps for the Stamp Ministry, which proceeds help those in need around the world

  • Created and distributed masks for healthcare workers and members of the Roxbury community

  • Donated toolboxes to the new families moving into Roxbury at the Habitat for Humanity site

  • Help organize, fundraise and participate in the local Alzheimer’s Association walk

  • Organize an annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale

  • Support Project Graduation