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Holiday Giving Newsletter - December 2023




The holiday season is a busy time for our Charities Team and thanks to you wonderful ladies we can bring joy to so many less fortunate people.

The charities team continues to focus on the needs of our three year-around charities, Proyecto Vivir, Casa Caridad & Casa Ronald, plus Amigos de la Calle this time of year.


Proyecto Vivir

In November we handed over €700 to PV. €600 from Myra Deuel's very successful Halloween

Party Fundraiser and a further €100 in donations.


Proyecto Vivir still require volunteers in their shop.We have already filled three slots this month and we have another two ladies waiting to confirm shifts.


Shop Volunteers

Mornings:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Hours 09:30 -14:00

1 person each shift


Afternoons:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Hours: 17:00-19:30

1 person each shift


There is also an opportunity to participate in Spanish Christmas Lottery. Proyecto Vivir

opened its doors in 1994. The Spanish National Christmas Lottery has issued a lottery ticket to them with the number 93194 (93+1=94).  Proyecto Vivir believe they have been given a lucky ticket. The top prize in the Christmas Lottery is €4m for a full ticket. If you fancy trying your luck and in parallel support Proyecto Vivir, you can purchase a share in this lottery ticket. It is €23 per share.


Closing date is November 30th. For details please check IWCV Facebook page.


Casa Ronald

The ladies of IWCV have ordered a total of 41 Casa Ronald Solidarity Christmas Baskets.

There is no confirmed delivery date as yet; please watch your emails for collection dates in December.


Valencia Marathon

This Sunday December 3rd, the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia 2023 Marathon takes place. Casa

Ronald, as the solidarity entity of this marathon, and a collaboration with New

Balance, give us the opportunity to purchase limited editions of stuffed animals with the

official t-shirt design of the marathon.


For only €12 each you can choose The Fastest Leopard, The Jumping Kangaroo or The Most Faithful Dog. Or purchase all three! The proceeds from the sale of these stuffed

animals continue to help Casa Ronald accommodate free of charge families with seriously ill

children when they move to Valencia for medical treatment.


The stuffed animals are available at Casa Ronald House, C/Illusion No 6, next to La Fe Hospital or on December 1st & 2nd at the Expo Deporte Valencia, Casa Ronald Stand, Hall 5, Feria Valencia. The fair is open 9am to 9pm both days.


How to get to Feria Valencia:

*Metro: Line 2; Lliria-Torrent Avinguda, Stop: Carolines/Fira, (approx 600m from the venue

*Tram Line 4, from the city to the main entrance of Feria ( only operates on days certain

events are being held)

*EMT Valencia Buses, No 62 Beninamet-Estacio Nord running on working days every 10-15

minutes


Don't miss out, what a lovely Christmas gift these stuffed animals would make for a small

child!


Amigos de la Calle

Sponsor a Child

Wow Ladies, what a result, we have sponsored 101 children. Your generosity is amazing!

For those of you who have sponsored children, gifts can be delivered to Claire

O'Keefe from now until December 21st. Thanks for your work on this, Claire!


Drop off days and times as follows:

Monday: after 5pm

Tuesday: after 7pm

Wednesday: after 6pm

Friday: before 4:30 or after 7pm

Saturday: before 4:30, but please call or text to confirm

Claire will also be collecting gifts at IWC Coffee Morning on December 5th.

Claire's mobile number: 628 908 674

Address: Calle de Jorge Juan 10, Puerto 5

Claire's house is between Miller & Marc Optica and Purification Garcia(dress shop), directly

across from Simorra on Jorge Juan.


Gifts for the Homeless

Once again we are collaborating with Amigos de la Calle to donate Christmas gifts for

homeless people in Valencia. This project been very successful year after year and we are

asking for your help again to bring a little Christmas cheer to people living homeless on the

streets.


Drop off dates and Gift Details:

Tuesday December 5th. 10:30 am to 12 pm - at the IWCV Coffee Morning,

Cafe at Muviment, behind the MUVIM Museum, Calle de Quevedo 10


Saturday December 9th, 11am - 1pm Coffee Corner, Calle de Ciril Amorós 32


Monday 11 December. 12pm - 5pm, Missy Anobile's apartment, Gran Via. Please DM Missy

on Facebook Messenger or send WhatsApp to +34 683 293 574 for her address.

Following is the list of recommended/preferred gifts:

1.   Ropa interior - Underwear

2.   Calcetines- Socks

3.   Bufanda - Scarf

4.   Gorro - Hat

5.   Guantes - Gloves

6.   Pantalones deportivos - Sweatpants

7.   Sudadera - Sweatshirt/Hoodie

8.   Champú - Shampoo (bottles 500 ml or less)

9.   Desodorante - Deodorant

10. Cepillo y pasta de dientes  - Toothbrush & toothpaste

11. Gel de ducha - Shower Gel (bottles 500 ml or less)

12. Linterna de Bolsillo -  Pocket Torch (flashlight)

13. Dulces de Navidad - Christmas Sweets


Pequeña = Small

Mediana = Medium

Grande = Large

Extra grande = Extra Large


GIFTS THAT ARE UNWRAPPED OR UNLABELED CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED, AS

THERE ARE NO RESOURCES TO CARRY OUT THESE TASKS

Please buy gifts for however many people you wish, be it one person or more, keeping

in mind that 95% of the homeless population is male. What is MOST IMPORTANT is

that each item is gift wrapped and labeled, in Spanish, with the contents and the size.

For example, if you buy socks, size medium or size 38-41, the label should read:

“Calcetines, mediana or 38-41”


When you buy socks or gloves or any items that are attached together with a plastic tie, can you please remove the plastic. The reason is to stop people from removing the ties with their teeth which can cause damage.


You can drop off the gifts in a plastic or paper bag, but it would be ideal if each person

could donate a fabric bag or two. These bags are available in various stores, such as

Tedi. Amigos de la Calle volunteers will use these bags to pack the gifts for the

homeless people.


Thank you, Missy, for taking on this project again this year!


For those of you who wish to make a private donation, the bank details of our three charities are as follows; please ensure that you note IWCV in the reference box.


Casa Caridad.

1. La Caixa: ES47 2100 0736 0022 0061 2310

2. Banco Sabadell: ES75 0081 7352 4300 0105 7311


Casa Ronald

ES27 0081 1518 9300 0150 8057


Proyecto Vivir

ES75 3159 0066 9828 5328 2123


Finally, Ladies, on behalf of the Charities Team I would like to wish you all a happy

Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year!


Pauline Fitzgerald, Charities Chair

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