May brings another month of cancelled club activities, but that doesn’t stop The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs from their mission of community improvement through volunteer service, donations and fundraising.
Members have been sewing masks for the teachers at Early Connections Learning Center, knitting hats for GFWC’s March of Dimes Baby Hat Project, sewing comfort pillows, making cupcakes for neighbors, delivering meals to parents, and doing at-home volunteer tasks for local non-profits.
WCCS made cash donations to Care and Share, Millibo Art Theatre, Ronald McDonald House, Colorado Springs Fire Department (for the purchase of carbon monoxide alarms), Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, and Early Connections Learning Centers. The club also purchased snacks for the Early Connections Learning Centers’ employees.
One member, who normally volunteers in the classrooms, purchased gift cards for the faculty of Early Connections Learning Centers, to show appreciation for their dedication in caring for the children of our city’s essential employees. She really misses the children but was able to wave to them while dropping off the appreciation gifts!
Another WCCS member, who is a professional photographer, participated in The Front Porch Project. Families made a donation to have a professional photo taken on their porch or in their yard using zoom lenses, during the stay-at-home order. This project raised around $1,000 for Shield 616. The funds were used to buy masks and protective shields for police officers and firefighters.
Not even a pandemic can keep the members of The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs from making a positive impact on our community!