The ladies in the Woodcroft Women's Club are proud to support Families Moving Forward, a Durham program which assists families to ‘move forward’ out of their current homeless situation. 


Thanks to all who participated in the March 2021 Barrels of Joy Drop-off

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For many years the WWC has provided Families Moving Forward support in a variety of ways including: 

  • Performing administrative work
  • Assisting with fundraising events, e.g. Chefs for Change galas.
  • Refreshing rooms for new residents
  • Participating in their Barrels of Joy program which collects needed items for families
  • The Dine and Learn program where volunteers take a simple prepared meal to serve to the families prior to an enrichment program for the parents. After dinner, the volunteers watch the children for an hour while the parents attend their class.
  • Study Buddy program during the school year, in which volunteers assist students with their homework one evening each week.
  • Providing financial support

To contact group leader, click on the Contact tab above and look for Families Moving Forward under Group Chairs.

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Updates and Needs at Fmf in response to Covid-19

"Our families and children, like yours, are facing new challenges in these unprecedented times. We are thankful for everything that you do for FMF and our guests. We’ve set up a page on our website at with current needs if you’d like to help. We’re also sharing regular updates on our Facebook page at . Be good to each other. Together, we can and will weather this storm.


Ryan J. Fehrman"


Barrels of Joy - Dates and times will be updated in the newsletter and on the calendar for the months we collect for Barrels of Joy.  On the months we collect donations and while we are meeting virtually, drop-offs can now be safely made at Deane's home (see the March Newsletter or the membership list for address).  Send email to the Families Moving Forward group chair (look under Contacts) for more information.


  • NEW sheet sets & comforter - twin & full sizes, pillows.
  • Paper towels, brooms, dustpans
  • Disinfecting sprays and wipes (e.g. Lysol), vinyl gloves
  • Cleaning supplies, e.g. SMALL bottles of Dawn dish soap, bleach, glass cleaner, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet brushes, scrub brushes, sponges, spongemops, etc.

Refer to the FMF website, click on the "Donate Now" button on the top, and then select "Donation of Goods".

Chefs for Change - This is a wonderful and enjoyable way to support Families Moving Forward by attending fundraising dinners throughout the year.  See the website for more information about upcoming events.

Study Buddies - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FOR NOW!   --You would volunteer one evening a week (Monday thru Thursday) from 4:30PM-5:30PM to assist 1-2 children with homework and/or subjects in which the child is having trouble.

Dine and Learn TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FOR NOW!  --consists of providing a meal followed by caring for the little ones while their parents participate in a one-hour enrichment class.