Do you read the news headlines, shake your head and wonder whether you can do anything to impact the world around you? Between the carpool and the dishes, planning Thanksgiving and wrapping Christmas gifts, you have a lot on your plate, but maybe you can’t shake the feeling in your conscience that you need to make an impact on the world, for yourself, your daughters and granddaughters.
When you partner with Wiggins House in serving the women of central New Jersey and the Philadelphia region, you can be certain that you are making a difference in the world.
With your help this year, Wiggins House has provided activities for women at various stages of life, including:
Doctrine classes for women interested in developing their faithful intellect
Clubs for 1st-8th grade girls and an afterschool program for local students to grow in friendship and virtue
Support for a new chapter of Leaders Now International for middle school girls in the Philadelphia area
The Art of Living Series for Women, presenting topics of parenting, relationships and homemaking
Weekly prayer circles and activities for college women
Quarterly Mornings of Recollection for Mothers of Young Children, with childcare
Monthly Evenings of Recollection for Adult Women in Princeton and Philadelphia
The women who attended these activities take the personal and spiritual formation they receive out into the community and make a real difference in their homes, schools and workplaces. Consider the middle school girl who welcomes a new student to class after a club talk on friendship, a college girl who has the courage to defy the “hook up” culture after formation on modesty, or a graduate student who speaks the truth in her bio-ethics class because of what she has learned in a doctrine class at Wiggins. Just so, the mother who prepares dinner for her family or tends to a crying baby, and the wife who cares for an aging and infirm husband, the young children who prepare Christmas songs to sing at the nursing home, the school teacher who considers the true humanity of each of her students, all of these women are strengthened to live authentically through the formation they receive at Wiggins.
Wiggins House plans to continue these activities and more into 2018, but we need your help. Would you please partner with us in forming women to be the trustees of humanity? Your one time gift or monthly contribution will help us to meet our current needs and plan activities for the future. For example:
We need to repair our driveway and the exterior of the house at 34 Wiggins, which is estimated at $5,000.
Your gift at this time will also allow us to provide food and speakers for our college programs, which cost $100 per week, allowing you to have an impact on the cultural and spiritual formation of some of the brightest young minds in the country.
More than anything else, I want you to know that you matter, and that Wiggins House is here for all of us, to serve the women of our community.
Mary Alice Teti President of the Board Princeton Women’s Cultural Center
P.S. Your tax deductible contributions can be made out to PWCC - Wiggins House and sent to 34 Wiggins, Princeton, NJ 08540. You may also contribute online.