Community Service PROGRAMS
The Community Service Programs of The Woman’s Club of Raleigh offer members opportunities to contribute to the community, to learn and to enjoy a variety of activities and events. Members participate based on their individual interests and as their schedules permit.
Each Community Service Program sponsors short-term and continuing projects and activities ranging from filling Christmas stockings for the Salvation Army to tours of special art exhibits and historical sites, from tutoring children to participation in the Great Decisions courses.
The Club annually provides scholarships to deserving individuals and financial grants to a variety of non-profits. An ongoing project, Raleigh Young Women of Achievement, honors outstanding high school women who have excelled in an area of community service that corresponds to each of our Community Service Programs.
Major financial and in-kind support has been provided to select non-profit organizations, including Dress for Success, Pretty in Pink, and Hospice of Wake County. Our current focus for the President’s Community Improvement Project is Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Encourages members to promote and support arts in the community and to create programs and projects in various areas of the arts. Programs include annual Arts Festivals, clubwoman art projects, a Creative Writer’s Group, a featured Artist of the Month, and the Woman’s Club Singers.
Promotes an appreciation of the environment and provides members opportunities for conservation education and volunteer service in the community. Members participate in litter prevention, recycling and water quality projects, Keep America Beautiful, maintenance of the gardens surrounding The Woman’s Club of Raleigh Clubhouse.
Promotes literacy through K-12 education and lifelong learning in the community. Members may participate in Epsilon Sigma Omicron structured reading program or the Jennie June Book Club. Projects include Communities in Schools, learning disabilities awareness, Mt. Vernon Redirection School, City of Raleigh (COR) Museum docents and volunteers and N.C. State Capitol docents.
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Informs members on issues that affect the well-being of individuals and families, provides opportunities for volunteering around these issues. Projects include Backpack Buddies, dementia awareness, cancer awareness, Rex Hospital volunteers, the Helen Wright Center for Women, North Raleigh Ministries, Urban Ministries, and women’s health issues.
Provides members volunteer service opportunities and education opportunities within the community centered on international outreach. Projects include Stop Human Trafficking, Operation Smile, CARE International, United Nations, naturalization ceremonies, Shot at Life, refugee resettlement, and Friendship Force.
Provides members with opportunities for evening, weekend and summer volunteer service and fellowship based on the club’s six other Community Service Programs. Emphasis is on education and lifelong learning. Programs include Adopt-A-Highway (with Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh), BackpackBuddies/No Kid Hungry, Mt. Vernon School Supplies, Chrysalis Club Monthly Yarn Project, Salvation Army stockings, Shot at Life, and Operation Smile no-sew blankets.