Robson Ranch Women’s Club sponsored the popular annual Holiday Market on Oct. 23. The event raised $11,271.88 for the charity Our Daily Bread, together with Monsignor King Outreach Center. The Women’s Club presented this check to Wendy McGee, Executive Director of Our Daily Bread, at the November Women’s Club luncheon.
This significant donation came about because of the diligent work of the members of the Ways and Means Committee of the Women’s Club to organize this marvelous event. As the committee members will tell you, they were not alone in achieving this goal. There were many volunteers and coordinators who helped organize and provide support for the vendors and the patrons. The Ways and Means Committee wants to thank all of them for the energy, enthusiasm, and skills that they provided for this remarkably successful project.
For this year’s Holiday Market, sponsors were solicited to help defray the costs. The sponsors this year are Mike Miloser, Aquatic Pools and Spas; D and L Farm and Home; Moon Hasan Agency, Farmers Insurance; Nails 2 Nails; Jimmy Featherston, Secondhand News Pro Shop; Jason Williams, Simple Senior Benefits; Carolyn Thomas, URocket Realty; and Petco Mobile Grooming.
The money collected from patrons who purchased tickets for the raffle of the lovely wreath, donated by Decorators Warehouse, or who donated money at the raffle table instead of buying tickets for the wreath were part of this remarkable contribution. In addition, all the fees collected from the 52 vendors for the space to sell their products at this market—many of whom have consistently participated in the Market in past years—were donated to the charity. With the Robson Ranch and surrounding communities actively supporting the Market, these vendors will continue to come and to provide the dollars that are donated to the charity.
Robson residents who attended purchased wonderful items for their homes and gifts for their friends and family. Some even brought a new pet into their homes. Everyone was a winner: our amazing charity, a new pet, and the recipients of the items purchased during this delightful event.