Things are different for a while...
We miss gathering with you at events where we can enjoy fellowship, laugh, learn, and support World Vision's work together. Our summer book groups met via Zoom. And our Action team has been creative in finding ways to serve our local community without violating social distancing guidelines—see opportunities below. Would you please remember the children around the world in your prayers? They are especially vulnerable during this global pandemic.
Columbia-Willamette Fall Kickoff: HOPE WINS!
Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision is excited to introduce our plans for the coming year at our annual Kickoff on September 26. While the global pandemic continues to cause much uncertainty, we are unwavering in our mission to bring hope to a hurting world.
Please join us via Zoom on Saturday morning, September 26th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
RSVP to our Punchbowl invitation by CLICKING HERE. We will then send Zoom connection information to all who respond Yes. Women only please.
We have a new project in Kenya we can't wait to tell you about. We'll be working to protect girls in Kenya from an ages-old yet illegal custom, female genital mutilation, and make it possible for all girls to pursue an education. We plan to continue our support of World Vision child protection, water and sanitation, and THRIVE programs in Honduras and bringing hope to Syria's refugees.
Special Guest Speaker: Sandy Grubb
In addition to hearing about our projects and plans for the year, our long-time partner and World Vision U.S. Board member, Sandy Grubb, will bring us a keynote address: Hope Wins! Do some of you remember the 60's song: Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin’, Plannin' and dreamin' each night of his charms... We often use all these words interchangeably when they’re actually each unique. Come unpack the meaning of hope and hear stories of hope from Sandy's life and the World Vision work she has watched unfold over many years.
We invite you to Learn, Act, and Give with us! Be watching your mail (if we have your address) for an invitation to partner with Women of Vision in the next fiscal year beginning October 1st. You can either mail in the card we're sending or go to the Join Us page here on our website to renew your partnership commitment. We are enclosing a giving card as well, in case you feel led to kick off our new year with a donation or you can give online. Thank you in advance for extending yourself on behalf of children in poverty.
Women of Vision in Action
We volunteer at local organizations throughout the year to help with urgent needs here in our own community.
During the pandemic, we've been finding ways to help our community while respecting the social distancing guidelines at the same time. In September, we're volunteering for Union Gospel Mission Operation Overcoat to pack backpacks that will be distributed to men and women living on the street.
The volunteer slots are almost full, but click here to check out dates and times and openings. Thank you!
If you have any questions, please contact us.
In June, Women of Vision donated 204 sack lunches through Union Gospel Mission for for homeless individuals in our local area.