EASTER EGG HUNT WAS A BLAST!

At our annual Easter event volunteers hid over 6000 eggs, 2 prizes were awarded for each age group, and kids were provided a free lunch.   Kohl's Department Store sent out a team of employees who helped us with face painting, activities and crowd control. The City of Orange City provided a bounce house for kids to enjoy while waiting for lunch and photos.
Katy Seymour came out and took individual pictures with the Easter Bunny along with candid pics of the events. They have all been been posted at:
Sorosis Club Volunteers worked hard to bring this event together.  Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Feel free to post your ideas and opinions to our blog or our facebook page. Click on the link provided to access your photos. If you have any difficulties, please give us a call or send and e-mail for asssistance.
https://www.facebook.com/ocsisters
ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com 
386-775-6814

Happy New Year! Thank you to our generous donors

Happy New Year! We wish to take this opportunity to thank our donors.

Thanks to all of the generous donations received, 2013 Operation Santa served all of the families and Senior Citizens who applied for assistance. With your donations, Operation Santa was able to hand  out  over 70 food boxes and toys for 173 children!

Special thanks go to the Orange City Lions Club, Orange City Walmart, The Manatee Festival, The Margarita Society, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the City of Orange City/Volusia County Employee Countywide food drive. Their donations, combined with contributions from individuals and businesses from all over the community, allowed Operation Santa to make Christmas brighter for so many families.

You are too many to be listed individually, however, without all of your generous contributions we would not have been able to help make Christmas more special for these families. We are looking forward to 2014, being just as successful.

Sincerely,
Operation Santa

Dinner With Santa Photo Pass

To view your pictures, please click HERE to view your pictures.

Photo Pass Link...click to view Dinner with Santa pictures. Once you find your picture, click it. In upper right hand corner click on "view all sizes", Once you have done this you will have choices of what size to download. The original size is best for printing. The medium 800 size is perfect for e-mailing or blog.

A very special Thank You goes out to Katy Seymour, Photographer, for taking all of these pictures for FREE. 

OPERATION SANTA

Operation Santa
Orange City Sorosis Club
Non-profit 501c


Dear Business Owner & Community Friends,


The Sorosis Club of Orange City is organizing our annual Operation Santa. It is because of people like you that the coming season will bring hope and cheer to children in our area. Your generous donations will allow us to facilitate our biggest event of the year, Operation Santa 2013.
We collect canned and dried foods, new toys, bikes and cash donations in order to provide Orange City families Christmas with toys and a Holiday feast.  Our goal is to give each family a large box of food, a Christmas turkey and other non-perishable items to help them get through the holiday season. We also wish to give each child at least three new toy along with games and stocking stuffers.. Last year we provided gifts to over 200 children. We also provided gift cards to low income senior citizens.
We need your help!
 If you would like to make a donation or allow us to place a collection box in your business to collect items call 386-775-6814 or mail donations to the Sorosis Club at P.O. Box 740885 Orange City, FL  32774-0885.
We need to have all donations in by Monday, December 16, 2013.
 It is with heartfelt thanks for your past and continued support. We could not do this without you. We wish you a warm and happy holiday season.
Don’t Forget!!
Dinner with Santa before the Christmas Parade
Kids get to visit with Santa, photo op, gift and dinner FREE
Saturday, Dec 14th 2:00pm-3:30pm. Parade at 5pm




222 E University Ave   Orange City FL  32763sorosiscluboforangecity.blogspot.com

Orange City families can sign up for Christmas Assistance Nov 10th & 24th

OPERATION SANTA is now in full swing. Families who need Christmas assistance with food and toys can sign up at the Orange City Sorosis Club on Sunday, November 10th AND Sunday, November 24th from 12:00pm TO 2:00pm

Registration Requirements:
1.         PROOF OF RESIDENCY:
You must reside in Orange City and provide:
-Photo I.D. with current address AND
-Utility Statement
2.         PROOF OF INCOME:
            All Adults listed in household MUST provide:
            -Current paystub(s)
                        OR
            -Evidence receiving State/County Assistance such
             as Food Stamps letter reflecting all members in household 
3.         PROOF FAMILY SIZE:
            -You MUST have Birth Certificate(s) for your children OR
            -You MUST have official guardianship papers if you are not the parent 
4.         CHILDREN GRADES VPK-12:
            -Current report card or school ID card  

ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY TO REGISTER

To help us select gifts your child will enjoy, please give us an idea of toys they are wishing for that range between $10 and $30 each. Our goal is to provide each child with 3 gifts, a game and/or book, and stocking stuffers. The donations that we receive will determine the value and quantity of actual gifts your child(ren) will receive. Clothing and bicycle donations are limited and may be used. We do our best to make sure used items are in good or like new condition before including them in your gift packages.

Note, you can only apply to one charity for toys- please disclose applications made to other organizations as we do cross check.

NO LATE SIGN UPS WILL BE TAKEN EXCEPT UNDER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCE OR IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE WITH US PRIOR TO THE 24TH. CALL 386-775-6814 OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK TO LEAVE MESSAGE.





EACH family who is approved for assitance receives a large box of food, a turkey and gifts for each child between 0-17 years old. We provide our low income seniors with a gift certificate from a local grocer.
IF YOU DON'T NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING. LAST YEAR WE SUPPLIED TOYS TO OVER 200 LOCAL CHILDREN. We are collecting canned food, new toys, new bikes or cash donations through 12/16/13. We then inventory what we have and go shopping for the rest.

We are a small organization and limit our assistance to Orange City residents in an attempt to take care of our own community. If you or someone you know is in need and in lives outside of Orange City please contact your Chamber of Commerce for a list of charities in your area.
http://volusia.org/economicdevelopment/chambers.htm
Several area agencies and programs are seeking donations for the holidays or will provide help to needy families. Here are a few:
• Dream-A-Wish Foundation, 386-682-6404.
• Toys for Tots Volusia, 386-676-9056 ; Toys for Tots Daytona Beach, 386-257-3163 ; Toys for Tots DeLand, 386-740-7117; Toys for Tots Flagler County, 386-445-5880.
• Salvation Army of East Volusia and Flagler County, 386-236-2020 . Salvation Army of West Volusia, 386-738-2406.
• Gifts of Love 386-423-5257.
• Project Care needs donations to help homeless people and people with mental illnesses in group homes, 386-252-3594.
• Santa to a Senior  386-255-0645.

N I G H T T E R R O R S HAUNTED HOUSE!!!

Click here to purchase online ticket/fast pass
Sorosis Club’s Haunted House Presents:

Night Terrors
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When
Thurs 10/17 7-9 PM

Fri: 10/18 7-11 PM
Sat: 10/19 7-11 PM

Thurs: 10/24 7-9 PM

Fri: 10/25 7-11 PM

Sat: 10/26 6-11 PM
Admission:
Price: $7.00 (adults), $5.00 (10 and under)
Where:
Orange City Sorosis Club - 222 E University AveOrange City FL
1-4 to SR-472 exit 114-toward Orange City/Deland. Turn right onto US 17-92 (Volusia Ave). Left onto E University Ave.


Bowling Fund Raiser

Hello Facebook Business Owners and Managers:

The Orange City Sorosis Club which is a 501-3c non-profit organization is holding a 9 Pin No-Tap Charity Bowling Event and School Supply Drive to help collect school supplies for local students. The event will be held on Sunday August 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm at the AMF Deltona Lanes located at 2716 Enterpr...
ise Road in Orange City FL.
We are asking for donations that can be used as door prizes during our event. Any donation would be appreciated, such as gift cards, tickets, free or discounted product or whatever is applicable to your business.
Lane sponsorship is also available with larger monetary donations.
This is one of many fundraising events that we do to support the youth of Orange City. Other fundraisers are the annual Haunted House and Casino trips, to name a few. We give back to the community in ways such as scholarships, annual donations to Orange City Little League, donations to our local Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, annual Operation Santa Event, annual Easter Egg Hunt and annual Lunch With Santa.
We are a small group of great woman doing a large task and therefore we appreciate all of our community and local business support.

If you have any questions you may contact me at 386-717-7505.
Click here for our facebook page
Thanks
Sheila Seymour
Project Chairman