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

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!)- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F4FADA622A0F85-bwcjanuary

February

To Be Determined

March

LSS - Frebis Road Pantry

April

To Be Determined

May

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

*** Subject to change due to COVID

June

July

August

September

October

Stitched Together

November

Blue Star Moms - for care packages to service members

December

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:

Gloves
Earmuffs
Hand-warmers
Socks
Undies (s-xl)
Combs
Brushes
Hair ties
Deodorant
Boots
Insulated leggings (s-xl)

FUN GIFTS:
Candy
Lip gloss
Mascara
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

BWC Members-We need your help!

☆BLUE STAR MOTHERS☆ have made a request for notes to veterans to hand out the first week of November. Would you please take a moment to pick up some cards to write "Thank you for your service" to a local veteran? Just sign your first name.

You can drop off your cards to Barb Michael-Jones.  There will be a box on the front porch for your cards.  The Social Services Committee would love to have 50 cards from BWC members.  Have your children, grandchildren, and other family members help!  Your cards need to be delivered to Barb by Sunday, October 28th!  You can call Barb if you have any questions.  Thank you!