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Woodbridge group stages play to help kids
The Woodbridge Drama Group provided a handsome donation to local non-profit Ray of Hope on Thursday. Included, front row, from left, Sandy Showaker, Michelle Paradis, Ray of Hope Executive Director Laura Saunders, Linda McNeel & service dog Eleanor; back row, Patty Peterson, Anne Madrid, Ken Stedtfeld, Debbie Stedtfeld and John McNeel.

Back in June, the Woodbridge Drama Group put together the production, “An Evening of Misunderstandings.”

The cast consisted of Michelle Paradis, Sandy Showaker, Patty Peterson, Anne Madrid, Debbie and Ken Stedtfeld, Linda & John McNeel, and even service dog Eleanor, to name a few.

Proceeds from the play were donated Thursday to local non-profit Ray of Hope.

Executive Director Laura Saunders was thrilled to receive the check for $2,000, meeting with the Woodbridge Drama Group in the Woodbridge by Del Webb club house.

“This will go towards our Kids Emergency Cupboard Food Pantry,” Saunders said.

She added that such donation can help feed anywhere from 500 to 1,200, depending on the circumstance.

The children here are referrals from local and government agencies – Child Abuse Prevention Agency, San Joaquin County Child Protective Services, etc. – who are in need of the basic items.

As always, donations are welcome.

The drop-off point is the Ray of Hope office at 113 W. Yosemite Ave., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contactless donations are available as well as setting up pickup times for those unable to make it on the twice weekly drop-off schedule.

For more information, call Ray of Hope at 209.597.0574 or click on to rayofhopesanjoaquincounty on Instagram for updates.