Social Service

Bexley Women's Club

Engaging in Service

Support for women and their families has always been a priority for Bexley Women’s Club.

During the Depression, the Bexley Women’s Club provided Bexley families with food and clothing. For many years, the Club supported Choices, a shelter for families escaping domestic violence.

More recently, Bexley Women’s Club has donated funds for the Jeffrey Mansion renovation, supported Bexley families during COVID through the Developmental Assets Resource Network (DARN), and packed care packages for our troops with Operation Buckeye.

Every month, we work together on a social service project, caring for others in Bexley and our wider community.

bexley womens club at the bake sale

Ongoing Social Service

A special thanks to Kris Tann for organizing an item drive for the YWCA Family Center.  Thanks to your generosity, she was able to donate:

  • 506 diapers
  • 106 ounces of lotion
  • 8 sticks of deodorant
  • 5 packs baby wipes
  • 3 tubes of diaper cream
  • 2 shampoo bottles

Several handfuls of travel size shampoo conditioner

The Club has recently been sprinkling "Seeds of Goodness" throughout Bexley and beyond to individuals and organizations that make this world better and brighter.  In conjunction with BWC's dedication to social services and community awareness, we have made financial donations to:

  • Red Beard Bees (for their education and community outreach on bees and the environment)
  • Bexley Minority Parent Alliance (for their community outreach and empowerment of minority families)
  • Ohio Wildlife Center (for fostering awareness and appreciation of Ohio's native wildlife)
  • To a South Bexley girl whose fairy garden pieces were stolen (we gave her a gift card to replenish the pieces as her garden brings joy to neighbors and those who walk by)
  • To Kimarra Jones and the Gahanna Cheer Team for assistance with new uniforms and cheer items!


January 12 - Combination Service Project for Snackbags for Police Officers and First Responders plus Happy Hour on Thursday, January 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Grain + Grape.

For our service project this month, we will be collecting donated snack bag items for police officers and first responders. Please sign up to donate a few specified items (such as gum, energy bars, candy).  During our BWC Happy Hour on Jan. 12 from 5-6:00 pm at Grain n Grape, 2780 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209, we will assemble the bags and enjoy some drinks- here is the Sign Up (even if you can't donate items, please come to the Happy Hour!)-


To Be Determined


LSS - Frebis Road Pantry


To Be Determined


Supplies for student Homework Help Center at Bexley Library--Pencils, paper, markers, snacks

*** Subject to change due to COVID






Stitched Together


Blue Star Moms - for care packages to service members


Sanctuary Night

Please donate new or gently used items off the wish list below to support Sanctuary Night, which is a safe, sacred space for vulnerable women who need a place to rest, eat, connect, and get desired resources. Sanctuary Night’s drop-in center is located on Sullivant Ave and is staffed by a Clinical Counselor, a Social Worker, Peer Support Specialist, and Clinical Case Managers who connect with women to request services and provide relational support. The drop in center has a large kitchen for women to make and eat meals together, showers, a washer and dryer, clothing & hygiene closet, a healthcare clinic, and a hospitality room where they can hang out and rest:

Undies (s-xl)
Hair ties
Insulated leggings (s-xl)

Lip gloss
Other beauty supplies
Manicure sets
Body spray or lotions
Small portable mirrors

Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be left at the home or front porch of BWC member, Mary Zeier.

Donations accepted through Dec. 18!

Social Service Department News

Upcoming Projects

We were able to volunteer at Bishop Griffin Resource Center again in February. Thanks to Renie Breitfeller for coordinating this event for BWC!

Here are the upcoming activities for Social Services!

Mar 2024
Volunteer at NNEMAP Food Pantry on East 11th

This pantry has 150-200 people a day that stop by to get food.  We would have orientation from 8:30-9:00 and then begin helping.  There's a variety of jobs that don't involve lifting we can do from packaging onions and potatoes, shopping and boxing food, and stocking.  They especially need help on Friday mornings.  If we like this gig, we only take the orientation one time, so the next time the shift would be 9 to 12. We could carpool as they only want 5-6 people for the shift.

Mar 2024
Stems for Seniors

We will be collecting vases for this program, which recycles flowers from weddings and other events, to make bouquets for seniors, that are delivered with senior meals. Stems for Seniors vase/jar collections will begin on March 10th.  BWC is collecting these sizes ONLY:    

  • Pint size mason jars or food jars that are jelly or salsa size
  • 14-15 oz empty and clean cans from fruits, vegetables, tomato sauce, etc.
  • Medium size CLEAR glass vases that will hold small bouquets of 6-8 flowers with greenery
  • No large vases and no bud vases please
All donated items should be clean before dropping off to Elaine Karn.  The size of the vase/jar has to do with how the flower bouquets are delivered by the senior meal program.  Everyone look under your sink, in your basement and your garage for vases of these sizes.  Check your recycling for the empty cans and jars.  Let's help this great organization get the bouquets out this year to seniors throughout Central Ohio!Thank you Elaine Karn for leading this project!
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Mar 2024
Sewing Grow Bags for Final 3rd Foundation
Bexley Senior Center, March 13th and March 27th, 1PM - 4PM

I have lined up some ladies with portable sewing machines but need help cutting the patterns to be sewn.  We would need to cut some of these before March 13th.  I've suggested we'd make 30 bags.