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Women's Club is ready for the giving season


Last updated 11/1/2019 at 3:38pm

The Mill Creek Women’s Club will host its annual fundraiser for local charities Nov. 20. The fundraiser supports Woodside Elementary School, YWCA Pathways for Women Program and Homeward House, Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, and Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.

Woodside Elementary School:

The Club began its community outreach for the 2019-2020 club year at Woodside Elementary School by delivering 25 “startup” packages to the school before the start of the school year. These packages contain many necessary items that all students need, but may be difficult for all families to provide.

In November, the club will help purchase “Spirit Shirts” for students that are unable to afford them. This will allow all students to have a shirt for weekly “Spirit Days” without feeling left out.

YWCA Pathways for Women Program and Homeward House:

While the club continues to operate the Working Wardrobe Boutique at the YWCA Regional Office in Everett (year round), the shelter in Lynnwood is always in need of items to continue to provide housing for victims of domestic violence or women who are simply in need of temporary housing while they get on their feet.

A portion of all funds raised at the club’s annual fundraiser will be shared with the YWCA Pathways Program to continue supporting the shelter, along with the YWCA’s Homeward House for mothers and children.

Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center and Domestic Violence Services:

Club members were very impressed with the facilities and programs provided by Dawson Place and Domestic Violence Services. They appreciated the professionalism, cleanliness, and pride that was evident as they toured the facilities.

It is very unfortunate that child abuse exists, but Dawson Place is a single location that provides all the core services available to children who are victims of sexual, mental, and/or physical abuse in Snohomish County.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County:

Snohomish County is dedicated to ending domestic abuse by providing many services for victims and helping facilitate social change. The housing program is to help adults and children transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Once again, the pride, cleanliness and professionalism is inspiring. Domestic Violence Services provides a 52-bed confidential emergency shelter that is run much like a hotel. Domestic Violence Services does not turn anyone away who asks for help.

Mill Creek Women’s Club general membership meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month. The annual fundraiser will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Canyon Park on Nov. 20.

The cost of the luncheon is $30 for members and $33 for non-members. In November, online registration for the annual fundraiser is not available. Members must send their checks to the club at P.O. Box 12453, Mill Creek, WA 98082. Non-members and members of the public should contact Judy Cromwell at [email protected] no later than November 12. Check-in at the venue will begin at 10 a.m.

For more information about the Mill Creek Women’s Club, email [email protected].


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