Sandy Springs Woman's Club

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Sandy Springs Woman's Club

 

Our Service Projects 

SSWC provides “Service to Others” through six department areas.  Here is a sampling of the myriad contributions current and on-going through the membership of the SSWC.

ARTS:  Members have juried local high school student exhibits.  As a result, students have been encouraged to submit their work which provides a focal theme of “World Peace & Understanding”.  ART creativity was encouraged with our “Going Green” poster contest established in both middle schools.

CONSERVATION:  The SSWC has been active in planting trees at schools and other locations in the community.  Trash receptacles were placed in the business district along with plantings near the public Recycling Center. More recently, SSWC cleared a small green space near the Chattahoochee River & Johnson Ferry Rd.  The SSWC established a BRICK FUND where individual or groups can purchase “memory or honor” bricks which will be dedicated in April 2010 at the SSWC-Library Park. 

EDUCATION:  Over the years the SSWC sponsored essay contests and provided scholarships for students at North Springs and Riverwood High Schools.  Members also provide volunteer hours as a partner with Junior Achievement “financial education/planning” at North Springs Charter High School as well as donated “Character Education” training book for elementary schools. Two scholarships were established to sponsor rising senior girls to attend Girls State, a leadership week held at Georgia Southern University.  A donation to the FERST Foundation provides books to children ages 0 to 5 years.  This literacy projects gives an age appropriate book each month for one year to a child in our community.

HOME LIFE:  A variety of activities have been performed through years, such as craft workshops where angels were made and placed in all the nurses stations at Northside Hospital; Christmas items, tray favors and baked goods for patients at Our Lady of Perpetual Care Cancer home; Hospitality baskets donated to each room at the Ronald McDonald House and meals furnished once a month for 24 guests. Members volunteer at the American Red Cross and members rallied together to produce this first community Cookbook where members of the community were urged to submit recipes. 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS:  The SSWC has entertained international students from the University of GA with contributions to their Christmas parties and special luncheon; purchased a goat to help students in foreign countries provide nourishment for families.  A donation to SOUNS International provides a bag of basic letters for a community in South Africa.  Teachers works with babies and pre-school children to aid in learning sounds and pronunciations.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS:  Members of SSWC have helped with Voter Registration booths in stores, shopping centers, etc.  During the Bicentennial of 1972-76, much was done to celebrate and educate the community about our 200 years of liberty.  The SSWC has also sponsored candidates for “Mother of the Year” and Club Woman of the Year at the Georgia Federation level.  Our club has sponsored and participated in the 4th of July parades in the local community.

Over the years the SSWC have provided financial & volunteer support to other projects:
Special Olympics * The Link Counseling Center * Fulton Co/Sandy Springs Police * Fulton Co/Sandy Springs Fire Department *  North Springs High School Music Department * Riverwood Memorial Garden * along with financial support to many other organizations.

 

 

 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE
Members donate their spare change at each meeting. This simple but powerful contribution helps a family purchase livestock, such as a goat. Under the auspices of Heifer International, the family can begin the process of sustainable farming. Our “change” facilitated important “CHANGE” for these families.

BAKER’S CLUB: As part of the Baker’s Club, once a quarter, we volunteer our time and effort by baking cookies for the children and families receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital.  In the Ronald McDonald House’s well-equipped kitchen, our members bake cookies and other treats. As the smell of the warm, freshly baked cookies fills the air, a line of smiling children emerges!

DAY BRIGHTENER
Wanting to bring a little cheer to the senior citizens in our community, our members spent multiple days creating, by hand, a series of colorful and engaging cards that included a positive message for the day. We visited the residents of Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit; broad smiles were seen, as we greeted them and gave them a card. It was a “Day Brightener” for all.

FOOD BANK:  Non-perishable foods, such as cases of corn, tuna, and baked beans, were donated by our club members to the food bank at Peachtree United Methodist Church.

SWEET MOMENTS: Teachers perform the important function of educating and empowering the children in our community. As a sign of appreciation, we worked together and made SWEET MOMENTS, a collection of candy treats packages in decorative bundles. These were displayed in an attractive basket and delivered to the teacher break room at a local school.

ADOPT A FAMILY: We adopted a family, identified by the Community Assistance Center, who needed help securing the items on their son’s wish-list for Christmas. We had fun playing the role of Santa’s helper. We were able to provide the family with all the items on their son’s list (scooter, helmet, Legos, and movie tickets) and two Kroger gift cards to help make Christmas dinner special.

FUNKY FOOTWEAR: We collected new “fun/fancy” socks and gave over 100 pair to a local children’s hospital and homeless shelter.


MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY and SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM: Our attendance at each of these events and similar ones helped to support the efforts of the residents of our community. Opportunities for fellowship were plentiful.

SILENT AUCTION: We had our first try at a silent auction in 2019.  This fun event proved to be a winner and we are sure to repeat it. (Maybe you’ll join in during our next auction!)  The proceeds generated money to fund many of our other service projects.

TOYS FOR TOTS, OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, DR. SEUSS BOOKS: Each of these projects allowed us opportunities to serve the children and teenagers in our community. “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” United Nations Foundation

FOOD BANK:  Non-perishable foods, such as cases of corn, tuna, and baked beans, were donated by our club members to the food bank at Peachtree United Methodist Church.

SWEET MOMENTS
Teachers perform the important function of educating and empowering the children in our community. As a sign of appreciation, we worked together and made SWEET MOMENTS, a collection of candy treats packages in decorative bundles. These were displayed in an attractive basket and delivered to the teacher break room at a local school.

ADOPT A FAMILY
We adopted a family, identified by the Community Assistance Center, who needed help securing the items on their son’s wish-list for Christmas. We had fun playing the role of Santa’s helper. We were able to provide the family with all the items on their son’s list (scooter, helmet, Legos, and movie tickets) and two Kroger gift cards to help make Christmas dinner special.

FUNKY FOOTWEAR
We collected new “fun/fancy” socks and gave over 100 pair to a local children’s hospital and homeless shelter.


MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY and SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM
Our attendance at each of these events and similar ones helped to support the efforts of the residents of our community. Opportunities for fellowship were plentiful.

SILENT AUCTION
We had our first try at a silent auction in 2019.  This fun event proved to be a winner and we are sure to repeat it. (Maybe you’ll join in during our next auction!)  The proceeds generated money to fund many of our other service projects.

TOYS FOR TOTS, OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, DR. SEUSS BOOKS
Each of these projects allowed us opportunities to serve the children and teenagers in our community. “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” United Nations Foundation