2020 has been a tough year for many of us but for the ladies of GFWC Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club it was especially hard because we lost a woman who not only has been in GFWC Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club every year since we began in 1964 but June E. Nelson was one of the ladies that formed our club sitting around her kitchen table with her mother Doris Glacken and sister Charlene Nelson.. These woman had a deep rooted desire to help out community and the many wonderful people within it. In honor of a great woman and to remember her and her importance to our club, it has been decided that from now on our philanthropic awards that we present each May will now be called the June E Nelson Philanthropic Awards. God bless June and may your spirit carry on in all the good works we continue to do.
GFWC - Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club is all about bettering our communities, our youth, our families and our lives. With this in mind, we are always trying to help our community and its residents. We have provided pj's to a shelter that helps victims of domestic violence, we have supplied tools and equipment to a charity garden so it can provide fresh fruits and veggies to our food pantry's and soup kitchens, we purchased emergency backpacks for our homeless residents, and we have even made blankets for our elderly to stay warm during our cold winter months. If we know about a need in our community we try to do what we can to make someone else's load a little bit lighter.
How do we choose who receives assistance? Every member of GFWC - Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club plays a vital role in the selection process. Each member is given the opportunity to nominate any local organization that they feel is deserving. These nominations are collected by our Philanthropic Committee who confirm all the donation criteria is met then presents them to the Club for a vote. Once voted on and approved, we celebrate these recipients at our fall meeting.
“The initiatives of 1Hope help to address the current unmet needs of the community. Through their unifying model, they will help to bring greater impact to our community.”
– Mayor John Antaramian
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Dedicated to educating and empowering women to be proactive in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Learn more here.
The Circle of Hope gives grants to breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. These grants are used to help women in Kenosha pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance. Learn more here.
We are a place of recovery for those living with mental illness and we offer a variety of groups to help live with everyday challenges. Learn more here.
The Bridges Center provides an alternative for High School and Middle School students who have been expelled and need to address behavioral as well as academic concerns. The T.I.M.E. Program address the needs of special education students who have not been behaviorally successful in other special education settings or who are transitioning back to the community from out of home placements.
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Livy’s Legacy will keep memories of sweet Olivia in our hearts and raise awareness of SUDC. Learn more here.
To read about last years Pleasant Prairie Professional Police Association Shop with a Cop event, click here
Quilting for A Cause is a group organized to provide the comfort of a blanket to individuals in at risk situations. We work with teen groups, Animal Shelters & etc.
Selah Freedom is a national organization with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through four strong programs: Awareness, Prevention, Outreach and Residential. Learn more here.
Pleasant Prairie Historical Society
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