Bradenton Woman’s Club
We are a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international service organization, dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. We believe in “Unity in Diversity” and “Living the Volunteer Spirit” which is demonstrated daily by our club ladies through their commitment and dedication to our community and those we serve. While diverse in age, interests, and experiences, our clubwomen are united by a desire to create positive change.
Programs Supporting Children
- 29 pairs of shoes & 32 pairs of socks for children of domestic violence at HOPE Family Services
- 17 pairs of shoes for teenage boys in foster care through Safe Children Coalition #KicksforKids
- Custom-designed bookmarks and candy cane deer to students at Ballard Elementary School to encourage reading.
- Adopt-a-Teacher program provided $100 for classroom supplies.
- Opened our Clubhouse, at no charge, to non-profit organizations Manatee County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association and Give to Grow to hold their annual events and gift distributions.
- Donated $650 to Feeding Empty Little Tummies (FELT) backpack program feeding food insecure school-age children.
- Donated $650 to Just For Girls, a local after-school program that supports young girls.
Programs for Women
- Regular donations of towel sets (bath, hand & wash cloth) to women and children survivors of domestic violence at HOPE Family Services. Additional personal hygiene items and toiletries are donated as needed.
- Monetary donation to purchase bras for Afghani women housed at a Virginia Army base.
Programs for the Community
- Handwoven Homeless Mats made from plastic bags are an ongoing project. Recycled plastic grocery bags are cut into strips and knotted together to make “plarn” which was then used to crochet/weave the mats that were later donated to The Salvation Army for distribution.
- Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon to recognize the service of the Bradenton Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Awards were provided to three female officers for their service as role models to young women in our community.
- Volunteer service four times per year to maintain a two-mile stretch of Manatee Ave in the Keep Manatee Beautiful program.