Throughout the history of the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase our core mission has been to promote the welfare of the community and the State of Maryland.
Our charitable work and service focuses on support for women, children, and families. In 2020 and 2021 we added suppport for local health workers and charities in need of PPE and hot meals due to the Covid pandemic. We also support selected international charities that promote the welfare of girls and women. This is a partial list of organizations we have supported in the past two years:
Helping Hands Shelter * Toys for Tots * Bethesda Cares * Manna Foods * Meals on Wheels * A Wider Circle * Interfaith Works Clothing Center * Shepherd's Table * RED CROSS * Wounded Warrior Project * Greentree Shelter for Families and Children * Holy Cross Hospital * Children's National Hospital * Sibley Hospital * Suburban Hospital * Mt Washington Pediatric Hospital * Montgomery County Community College: Scholarships for Art Students * Scholarships for Music Students * Imagination Stage Drama Scholarships
Our charitable support takes three forms:
WCCC holds fundraising events throughout the year such as the Annual Art Show and Sale, International Affairs speaker/luncheon, Used Book Sales, Music Section Luncheon, Flea Markets, and the Mystery Mansion all to support our sponsored charities. In-kind donations include making casseroles for Bethesda Cares, preparing holiday gift bags for hospitalized members of the military, and sewing pillows for women who have undergone breast surgery. A great effort put forth by the Club in 2020 was the creation of more than 2,000 COVID Masks for donation to those in need in addition to the sale of 7,000 more masks to support our other commitments.
Education has long been a focus of the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. College scholarships are awarded annually to area high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, school involvement, community service, and financial need. WCCC also funds scholarships for Art and Music students attending Montgomery College. In addition, the Club awards a scholarship for an adult returning to college.
The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase was founded over one hundred years ago by a small group of women committed to doing good work for the community. More than a century has passed, but the founders’ original commitment to philanthropy continues.
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Promoting Community Welfare and the State of Maryland since 1913
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