Every year our primary outreach events are creating Holiday House and decorating for the Edison Pageant of Light's Coronation Ball but we serve our community in other ways as well. Each month we meet, our club aids a different organization chosen by our sitting president. For the 2019-2020 year we are proud to support the following causes.
Blanket & Blessings - Blankets & Blessings started in 2012 when an eight year old boy wanted to collect blankets for some of the homeless people he encountered in his community. Today they passionately advocate for the homeless and needy in Southwest Florida. As a partner group we will collect shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and snack food items; there is also seasonal need for blankets, jackets, socks, and hats.
The Heights Foundation School Success Program - We are proud to support the community efforts provided by the Heights Foundation with monetary donations. This month we will specifically focus on the School Success Program which enriches the lives of over 450 area Heights kids.
Project Search -- details coming soon!
Habitat for Humanity - We are proud to support Habitat for umanity's Women Build program. More details coming soon!
Edison & Ford Winter Estates - Monetary donations this month will support the Estates' summer camp scholarship fund.
This month's outreach will support pediatric mental health; exact nonprofit beneficiary and details to follow.
Valerie's House - As we celebrate mothers in May, our club wants to support the efforts at Valerie's House where children who have lost a parent are receiving love, support, and life enrichment.
Even in a pandemic FMWCC stands with our community. Please check back here soon to see the organizations our efforts will support this year; we'll update as plans are finalized.