Philanthropic

Philanthropic

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.

2017 Philanthropic Recipients

Garden of Eatin' Kenosha

 The Garden of Eatin' - Kenosha is a community garden who's main goal is to supply as many fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits to the local shelters and kitchens in Kenosha, WI as we can with your help!   Learn more here.

Jane Cremer Foundation

Dedicated to educating and empowering women to be proactive in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  Learn more here.

Circle of Hope

 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

Blessings in a backpack

  Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.  We supported the Kenosha Chapter Learn more here.

Frank Elementary Book Store

 Students are able to purchase books  from their book store to promote literacy and confidence.   Learn more here.

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions

 Brookdale Pleasant Prairie offers the best in assisted living care for seniors in the Kenosha, Wisconsin area.   Learn more here.

Shop with a Cop

To read about last years Kenosha County Sheriff's Department Shop with a Cop event, click here

Community Impact Foster Care Program

 General foster care is for children who require placement outside of their family due to abuse or neglect. The primary reason for placement is the need for care and protection. The foster parent takes on the role as the caregiver and nurturer.   Learn more here.

St. Matthews ElderGarten

 The ElderGarten is an effort by a small group who have formed a Board and work under the fiscal sponsorship of St. Matthew's Church who own the land. Located at 5835 4th Ave, The garden is for those age 55 and over and is all raised beds for easy access.   Learn more here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kenosha County

NAMI of Kenosha Countyis a non-profit organization and an all-volunteer organization.  They work to improve the quality of life through education, support, and advocacy.  We promote recovery and fight stigma associated with mental illness.  Learn more here.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

 Pleasant Prairie Police Officers Appreciation Association holds a family-themed event with food and music and entertainment for kids to show their appreciation for local law enforcement.   To learn more