Orange City Families can Sign up for Christmas Assistance on Nov 9th and Nov 23rd from 12:00-2:00 pm

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 9th AND Sunday, November 23rd 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 organizatios 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.

Operation Santa Christmas Assistance

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 2014.
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 CityFL  32774-0885.
We need to have all donations in by Monday, December 15, 2014.
 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 13th 2:00pm-3:30pm. Parade at 5pm




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

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

HALL RENTALS

Having a wedding, reception, reunion, retirement party, birthday party, baby shower, award ceremony, general meeting, or any other get-together? We have the place for you! Our building is available for any special occasion. Our banquet hall has a beautiful dance floor, kitchen facilities, his/her restrooms,  ample parking and competative rates. Give us a call at 386-775-6814 or e-mail ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com for more details.

Humanitarian Services

Fundraisers are held throughout the year to generate funds and donations. We also rent our spacious hall for weddings and other events. This allows our organization to provide school supplies, funds, and scholarships to area schools and children. Each year we host an Easter Egg Hunt and free lunch for any and all children who attend. Throughout the year we sponsor children in Little League, Pop Warner football/cheer leading and other sporting events they may otherwise never experience. Our single most important event of the year is our Christmas offering. We provide local families with groceries, a family sized turkey with trimmings, and gifts for all the children. Our Senior Citizens receive a generous gift card to use at a local grocery store. A few weeks before Christmas we host "Lunch or Dinner with Santa".Children eat for free and get to visit with Santa Clause and sometimes Mrs. Clause. You can help us achieve our goals through volunteering, donations and food drives. If you know a family in Orange City who needs our assistance please have them give us a call. We can help.
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Welcome to the Sorosis Club of Orange City

2008-2009 Members
Front Row: Gina Pronovost, Ruth Downer, Kathy Ellis, Lorraine Myers, Sue DeRuggiero. 2nd Row: Melissa Coupe, Julie Bertrand, Beth Riley, Donna bonfigillio, Grace Grassadonia, Johana Knox. 3rd Row: Ellee Massey, Brenda Register, Lorraine Paxton, Cathy Blanchette, Dawn Murphy, Mary Soyak, Kim Gentry, Sheila Seymour, Michelle. Not pictured: Stephanie Alden, Christina Bertrand, Connie Evans, Midge Giffin, Sarah Koonz, Karen Orrange, Bonnie Pearl, Pat Pearl, Sandy Becker.
The Sorosis Club of Orange City is a women's civic organization which was formed in 1958. A group of local women banded together to build a youth hall for the children of Orange City after the original hall was destroyed in a fire. The idea was to raise funds to have the hall rebuilt, and upon its completion, to continue care and maintain the hall for future generations. Through the hard-working efforts of the Sorosis Women and generous donations from local residents and Merchants, the hall was completed in the early 1960's and continues to operate today.

Sorosis: Meaning of the Word:
A term related to "sorority," which is derived from the Latin word soror or sister. The term "sororize" has sometimes been used as a parallel to "fraternize."

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 740885
Orange City FL 32763
Address: Orange City Recreation Hall
222 E University Ave
Orange City FL 32763
Telephone: 386-775-6814
e-mail: ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com
General Membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Orange City Recreation Hall. If you are interested in making a donation, volunteering for one of our projects, or joining our club please give us a call or send an e-mail for more information.