OCTOBER 2021

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

            Though hard to believe, October is upon us!  We are still dreaming of summer months, beaches, and carefree moments, but it’s time to turn our thoughts to the future:  our biggest fundraiser of the year always has been and still is the annual Christmas Bazaar!

            Circumstances are such that our second on-line Christmas Bazaar is being planned for early December 2021.  Many AWOG members are working, creating, sewing, crafting, and planning all the details.  Please stay tuned for more details as they become available.

            Our AWOG Literary Club had its latest online discussion in September with a small group of ladies ready to share experiences from their own lives as related to the short stories we read. 

            The Heart Pillow Project is still going strong and it is projected that by the end of 2021 AWOG will have donated—to hospitals throughout Greece– 600 Heart Pillows for mastectomy patients.

This photograph was taken at the Andreas Papandreou General Hospital of Rhodes when AWOG Community Services Chair Anna V. delivered 30 Heart Pillows during the month of July

And the Heart Pillow Project continues!  Here Karen S. and Barbara P., devoted AWOG members, have prepared (stuffed, bagged and tagged) an October shipment of Heart Pillows for the Hospital at Aghious Anargirous with fabric generously donated by Orsalia Parthenis.

The pillows for Ag. Anargyri were delivered this past week.  Rena S. and Linda M. did the sewing using the material donated and cut by our Heart Pillow Sponsor, Orsalia Parthenis.  Bags, stuffing and tags were paid for by our Heart Pillow Sponsor D. Nafpliotis.  Thanks to our enthusiastic ladies and supportive sponsors, AWOG is able to keep on producing these miraculous pillows.  There will be updates on future deliveries currently being prepared by both Glyfada and Halandri/Ag. Paraskevi areas. 

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