What We Support

The Metropolitan Woman’s Club (MWC) is an organization of women that supports and encourages not just each individual member, but the surrounding community. A primary objective of MWC is to help others through community enrichment programs or men, women and children who encounter difficult life situations. The Service Committee is specifically responsible for supporting and directing the accomplishment of this goal through the organization of and disbursement of financial support and other contributions to local nonprofit organizations.


ANNUAL MWC FINANCIAL SERVICE AWARDS

RECIPIENT OF THE 2018-19 MWC SERVICE AWARD:  DEMETER SEWING WORKSHOP

The Demeter Sewing Workshop sews and provides caps and scarves for patients who have experienced hair loss due to cancer treatment at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. This group, which is the recipient of the MWC Service Award, donates approximately 100 caps and scarves per month, which are provided at no cost to the patients and offer a source of warmth as well as personal/emotional comfort.

Mary Stuiber (center) accepted the MWC 2018-19 Service Award at our January 2019 meeting from Committee Co-chairs, Dawn Boh and Sharon Bloodworth
Mary Stuiber (center) accepted the MWC 2018-19 Service Award at our January 2019 meeting from Committee Co-chairs, Dawn Boh and Sharon Bloodworth

ANNUAL MWC SERVICE PROJECT DONATIONS

The MWC also supports two nonprofit programs through annual donations.

Briarpatch Youth Services Programs
(youthsos.org) in Dane County.

  • MWC members contribute personal care items to homeless teenagers via Briarpatch Youth Services.
  • This nonprofit organization provides services to youth and families in need, including counseling, crisis intervention and temporary shelter.

Early Head Start Baby Bucks Program

  • MWC members donate essential baby and personal care gifts to the Early Head Start (EHS) Baby Bucks program.
  • By attending program events and meeting with their advocates, participating parents earn “Baby Bucks” to purchase donated gifts from the “Baby Bucks” store.
  • For more information about EHS and Baby Bucks, contact [email protected] or call 608-334-3274.
Diapers are among the essential items donated by MWC members to the EHS Baby Bucks Program.