Charity Information

An integral part of the Welcome Club is supporting a charity. Each year in May our membership selects a new charity from a choice of three. The club comes together to raise money and donate needed items for that cause. It also gives us a chance to learn more about organizations in our community. A recent charity we have supported is The Freedom Foundation. Our current charity is the Madge Phillips Center-Waypoint.

We have a fun time with our many fundraisers. At each monthly luncheon we have a drawing to raise money for the charity. Our Christmas luncheon features a bake and craft sale giving our members a chance to enjoy yummy treats or perhaps buy a beautiful hand-made craft. Once a year a member also hosts a Bingo fundraiser and husbands/friends are welcome to attend.

For one of our luncheons, members of activity groups had created beautiful baskets full of merchandise. Tickets were then sold for an opportunity to win a basket. The money raised went to our charity.

This year our members are helping to support The Madge Phillips Center by providing household and hygiene products and financial donations.

2020 - 2021 Madge Phillips Center-Waypoint

The Madge Phillips Center has been a vital community resource since 1894. In the last few years the Center has annually inspired nearly 7,500 individuals and households to move forward by empowering victims of domestic violence, providing housing options for individuals and households experiencing homelessness, creating proactive solutions for those experiencing poverty, and ensuring all families have access to quality, affordable child care. Their needs are many: hygiene items, pillows, bath towels, laundry detergent, dish soap, diapers, non-perishable food items, gift cards for stores, bus passes and restaurants. All donations must be new and in original packaging.

2019 - 2020 Freedom Foundation

The Freedom Foundation serves many needs of active duty, reserve, and honorably discharged military veterans. They provide a place for veterans to interact with fellow veterans and share in the camaraderie that they have from proudly serving in the military. Assistance is given to find lodging, food from a food pantry, transportation, financial and physical/mental/medical assistance. The center provides a resource center and guidance to help find the best path for each individual's needs.

2018 - 2019 His Hands Free Clinic

His Hands Free Clinic was established in 1992 and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit ministry. It provides free medical, chiropractic, women's health, mental health, physical therapy, prescription assistance, patient advocacy and dental services to the uninsured and underinsured in the community. The mission of the Clinic is to bring glory to God by meeting the physical, emotion and spiritual needs of those without adequate resources.

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