125 Philanthropy

Sheltering Our Community

Seven forward-thinking women founded The Cincinnati Woman’s Club 125 years ago with the mission of education and philanthropy. In keeping with this mission, and in honor of our anniversary, CWC is conducting a year-long series of “Sheltering Our Community” projects. Focused on veterans, women, and children, the member-involved projects support selected non-profits whose mission is to help vulnerable members of our community. The first day-long volunteer effort in November celebrated active duty soldiers and veterans.

Sheltering Veterans

Sixty women spent November 1, 2018, preparing care packages for Project Care, Joseph House, and Mary Magdalen House, local charities that work extensively with our veterans in need.

Representatives from the supported agencies talked with members about the work they do.

Sheltering Women

On February 27, 2019, members donated and packaged supplies for four agencies: Serenity House, Mary Magdalen House, the Center for Respite Care, and the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter.

Once again, at this second volunteer effort, representatives from each of the supported agencies presented about the work they do. The featured speaker, a graduate of Serenity House, shared how she was able to overcome her addiction and now helps others.