WOW Membership Meeting ~ We meet monthly to socialize, and to discuss and plan our community service projects and activities. Come join us!
When: The 2nd Monday of each month at 7 PM (to approx. 8:30)
Where: In the Parish Hall at SAINT JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 73 Culpeper St.,
Old Town Warrenton, VA 20186
***Look for our signs at the front of the church to direct you.
Have questions? Use the blue Contact Us button on the left.
Upcoming Fundraisers and Projects:
WOW supports the following local organizations on an emergent need basis:
Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition
Fauquier Family Shelter
Habitat for Humanity ~ Women's Build
A group of WOW members support and participate in Habit for Humanity's Women's Build. Habitat helps provide affordable housing to community families in need.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival
A two day event that revolves around STRAWBERRIES! Music, crafts, field games, hayrides, old-fashioned fun, and plenty of ripe strawberries.
Since 2011, WOW has provided volunteers to help facilitate this wonderful community event/fundraiser.
Evening Under The Stars
Since 2010, WOW has provided volunteers to help facilitate this annual community event.
Main Street, Warrenton is closed and decorated (lots of little white lights). A brass band plays at the court house, and guests dance and socialize "under the stars". Organized by the Partnership for Warrenton, "Evening Under the Stars" is an elegant evening affair enjoyed by community members, as well as a fundraiser for downtown community events and activities like "Gum Drop Square".
Fauquier FISH School Supply Drive
Since 2008, WOW members have supported Fauquier FISH in their quest to provide school supplies to needy students across the country. Members donate fully stocked backpacks for students from kindergarten through high school, and help out as they are able with the organization and distribution of the back packs.
Gum Drop Square
Children can visit with Santa, get their picture taken with him, and shop in Santa's Secret Shop in the John Barton Payne Building. Our members volunteer with this community holiday project sponsored by the Partnership for Warrenton.
Luau Bunco ~ Ladies Night Out
An evening of gaming, socializing, snacking and fun. Proceeds from the event are donated to a local non-profit.
2015 - Weekend Power Pack
2014 - S.A.F.E. - Services for Abused Families
2013 - Hands in Motion
2012 - People Helping People
2010 - Fauquier Faith Partner's Domestic Violence Shelter Fund
2009 - FISH School Supply Drive
Operation Christmas at Community Touch, Inc.
Through Operation Christmas, WOW brings the joy of the holiday season to the transitional housing residents. WOW members decorate the facility with the residents; and provide dinner, refreshments, treats and gifts for the children. It's a wonderful evening, filled with the spirit of the holiday! Since 2008.
1st Friday ~ Main St, Old Town Warrenton
"Meet Your Main Street Merchants"
June 2010, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, WOW Fauquier County invited the community to stroll Old Town Warrenton and to get to know the main street area merchants. There were: Opportunities to meet our local merchants; to enjoy live Music; Craft Activities; Pampering Opportunities; Special in Shop Tastings; Open Houses and Special Sales; and a chance to earn a spin of our prize wheel, and possibly win one of our grand prizes!! Prizes were provided by participating Main Street Area Merchants.
WOW members took part in CT's adopt-a-room program; cleaning, painting, refurbishing, and redecorating rooms in the transitional housing buildings, prior to the arrival of new tenants.
In March 2010, WOW organized with Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build to install new cabinets at the transitional housing facilities. The old cabinets were then donated to Habitat to use for a home they were repairing.
In 2008, WOW held a bake sale at the annual C.T. auction to help raise funds. WOW members repaired and painted outdoor furniture at the housing facility.
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund - Fauquier Faith Partners
We raised over $1400 for for Fauquier Faith Partner's Domestic Violence Shelter Fund at our 2010 Luau Bunco.
Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition
Currently - WOW supports FCFDC on an emergent need basis.
December 2008 through 2016 ~ Winter Clothing and Bedding Drive
WOW members donated winter clothing items (coats, sweaters, gloves, boots, hats, etc.) and winter bedding (flannel sheets, blankets, comforters) for the FCFDC December distribution!
2008 & 2009 ~ Through a monthly collection, WOW members provided clothing, toiletries and home goods for local distribution to families in need.
Fauquier Family Shelter
WOW raised over $2500 for the Fauquier Family Shelter at our 2012 SIPPIN' AT SUNSET event at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, VA.
WOW members take part in their annual fundraiser held in May - Hoofin' it for the Homeless - which benefits the shelter.
Fauquier Free Clinic
2009 - 2012 WOW provided volunteers to staff the reception desk at the clinic.
Fun for All Playground & 2nd Annual Fun For All Day
WOW supported the Warrenton Fields Association in their goal to build the Fun For All Playground, a playground for all children, adjacent to the Warrenton Aquatic & Recreation Facility.
The Great Pumpkin Ride
WOW Members volunteer at this event which benefits the Fauquier Trails Coalition -a local non-profit organization that works closely with the Fauquier County Parks & Recreation Department to develop new trails and help connect and maintain existing trails in Fauquier County.
Head Start /Bright Stars
WOW hosted a charity softball tournament in 2007 to benefit this program. WOW provided $2900 for new books, boxes of new and used books, hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies, and lunch certificates for staff members.
Hospice Support of Fauquier County
We raised over $2400 for Hospice Support of Fauquier County at our 2011 Luau Bunco.
People Helping People
We raised over $4200 for People helping People at our 2012 Luau Bunco.
Warrenton 4th of July Parade
In 2008, WOW provided teen and adult volunteers to paint faces during the 4th of July celebration.
February 2016 - Valentine's Day Project - WOW members filled and delivered 68 treat bags to the residents.
The Warrenton Christmas Parade & "Season of Giving" Project
A wonderful tradition, and a fun holiday event. WOW took over organizing the parade in 2008. In 2009, we added a community service element, called "Season of Giving". Through this project, WOW united the community in the true spirit of the holiday - helping those in need within our community, by raising funds for a local non-profit organization that provides basic necessities to those in need.
2011 Parade Beneficiary ~ Community Touch, Inc. - Over $5900 was raised, which helped to provide food, clothing, shelter and assistance to residents in Fauquier and our surrounding counties.
2010 Parade Beneficiary ~ The Fauquier Free Clinic ~ Giving the "gift of health". The project raised over $5500 for the Fauquier Free Clinic. Rob Marino, Fauquier Free Clinic Director, explained that with each $1 donation, The Clinic can provide $5 worth of healthcare services. So the $5500 collected will provide over $27,000 worth of healthcare services within our community! WOW!
2009 Parade Beneficiary ~ Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition. WOW requested that the community donate funds and foods at the parade, to be distributed throughout the community through the Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate, and we had to cancel the parade - not once, but twice. Thanks to our sponsors (local businesses, organizations, and parade participants), we were still able to raise over $2100 for the coalition. Foods that were to be collected during the parade were delivered directly to the Coalition.
Warrenton Habitat ReStore
WOW Members volunteered at the Warrenton Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Proceeds from the store help to provide funding to build and repair homes for people in need within our community - May 2014.
WOW Fauquier - Group Affiliations:
Member of the Fauquier Alliance for Youth
Member of the Partnership for Community Resources
Associated with the Partnership for Warrenton
Member Fauquier 411