‘Operation Cookie’ | Woman’s Club Plans for this Year

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at the Women's Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue.

Club members and volunteers from community helped to decorate 1200 boxes and continue to decorate more. Clockwise, left to right: Kathy Baker, Valerie Gast, Patty Woolman, Sally Ehrheart, Liz Calvert, Lisa Shetler, Marianna Adams. Photo Courtesy of Woman’s Club

Members of the South Pasadena Woman’s Club are busy planning this year’s “Operation Cookie” event for hospitalized, homeless and veterans with special needs.

Volunteers  decorate boxes, foreground, left to right: Mavis Hansen, Jo Ann Snyder, Amber Baldwin. Club members and volunteers from the community helped decorate 1200 cookie boxes and continue to decorate more. Photo Courtesy of Woman’s Club

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 23, at the Woman’s Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue.

“Operation Cookie” delivers decorative containers of cookies to Veteran’s Hospitals, to homeless veterans’ Centers, to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, to Military Women in Need, and to other groups serving veterans.  Volunteers decorate the boxes with a variety of patriotic and colorful stickers and a special label thanking veterans for their military service. The boxes will be filled with cookies and delivered to veterans in time for Memorial Day.

PHOTO: Decorated cookie box is ready for delivery to veteran hospitals. Photo courtesy of South Pasadena Woman’s Club

Club members and community volunteers recently gathered at the Woman’s Club and decorated more than 1,200 cookie containers.  A special label thanking veterans for their military service is placed on the boxes and decorated with a variety of patriotic and colorful stickers, including a signature American flag sticker donated by Trader Joes. The boxes will be filled with cookies for distribution to veterans for Memorial Day.

A minimum of two dozen cookies, can be delivered to the organization’s clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, or the afternoon before, Tuesday, May 22, between 4 p.m. and 7 pm.

The veterans especially enjoy homemade cookies and donors are encouraged to bake their favorite cookies for the veterans.  Donations of local bakery and pre-packaged cookies are also welcome.  Sugar free cookies are also needed. The Club also needs volunteer help and welcomes financial donations to help defray cost of materials used for “Operation Cookie.

For more information, call or text (213) 300-9305  Email: spwc1899@aol.com