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In January, WFWP Maryland chapter participated in the annual City of College Park Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was co-sponsored by the City of College Park, the City of College Park MLK Tribute Committee, the University of Maryland, and the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. WFWP’s participation in the event began when Maryland chapter members Ms. Dottie Chicquelo (who is also a member of the Organizing Committee for the College Park MLK Tribute) and Mrs. Emiko Butler worked to get WFWP invited as a participant on the “MLK Tribute” program. From that point, Emiko served as liaison between our Maryland chapter and the Organizing Committee of the MLK Tribute. She organized the participation of the Sakura Choir. Additional members of our Maryland chapter…
On August 9th, we had a lively time at the Maryland Melford Center with 20 Japanese students. The group is visiting the U.S. for four weeks, touring America’s historical sites and our Founders’ established buildings. WFWP Maryland welcomed the opportunity to meet with them, and to connect the youth of two nations together.As soon as the guests arrived, they began playing frisbee with the locals. Later, they shared a delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, pizza, cake, and enjoyed themselves.The American youth created art and signed their names to the blank t-shirts the Maryland chapter provided, and gave them as gifts for the Japanese visitors.They all became “Bridges of Peace” by simply sharing food, exchanging t-shirts, playing frisbee together, invisible barriers were broken naturally and at the end of the day…

Annual Yard Sale

August 1st, 2017
The Maryland chapter of WFWP held its annual yard sale to benefit the “Schools of Africa” international project on June 3, 2017. The yard sale was held at the Dadachanji & Taylor residence in Bowie, Maryland.Our thanks go out to members of WFWP and to the New Hope Family Church community for contributing clothing and other items for the sale. Kudos and thanks are also extended to key organizers of the event: Susan Fefferman, Vicki Phelps, and Kim Dadachanji. Others, including Emiko Butler, Mikiko Zimmerman, and Pauline Eby gave much-needed support on the day of the sale.A total of $404 was raised and donated for the “Schools of Africa” project of WFWP.
Thanks to the steadfastness of Dottie Chicquelo, chairwoman for community outreach of the MD chapter, members recently volunteered their time and effort at the “Santa Shop” of the Shepherd’s Cove Women’s Shelter in Capitol Heights, Maryland.Generous donors and community organizations had already provided a multitude of toys, games, books, musical instruments, and clothing -- gifts for children ranging in age from infant to teen. On December 20, representatives of the WFWP Maryland chapter gathered at the shelter to assist staff in sorting and organizing these gifts in preparation for an orderly distribution.It was amazing to experience the loving generosity of donors as bag after bag of gifts flowed into the distribution room. It was easy for us as volunteers to imagine the joy that would soon erupt among the recipient…
On Friday, October 14, members of the Maryland Chapter Purse and Book Bag Drive Committee ended the 2016 project. All the bags that had not been already donated during the year, were gathered together, packed up, and taken to the Shepherd's Cove Women's Shelter in Capitol Heights, Maryland.Mrs. Deborah Ellison, Shepherd's Cove Assistant Manager, met us and was very grateful to receive the donation for the young ladies and their children who are residents there.The Committee would like to thank all the many donors of bags, book bags, and daily essentials to put into those bags that were collected. But even though the 2016 drive is over, the project is not over! The need to help people is never completely satisfied so long as there are those less fortunate who…
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