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Old mission women's club is proud to announce $18,000 awarded to grant recipients in 2024



The Old Mission Women’s Club is Proud to Announce $18,000 in 2024 Grants


Traverse City, Michigan - The Old Mission Women’s Club (OMWC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has a rich and interesting history in the Old Mission Peninsula community. Established in 1931 with nine members, the Club now has over 133 active members focused on helping local charitable organizations as well as intra-club educational gatherings. Since 2011, the Club has contributed $138,000 to several organizations and has touched many more lives.  The funds for the grants are generated solely by fundraisers developed and operated by dedicated and hardworking members. 


This year, OMWC is proud to announce four grant recipients, each receiving $4,500 for their proposed plans.


NMCAA - The Laundry Project: Provides those with limited funds to have their laundry cleaned.  The OMWC grant will help ensure laundry services, consistent with their vision for all children to have an opportunity to maintain a healthy and clean appearance.


Project Feed the Kids: Fighting food insecurities one meal at a time. Six coolers in Traverse City, Kingsley, Kalkaska, Buckley and Benzonia are stocked with free meals for those in need - non-judgmental, no qualifications and no questions asked. The coolers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


United We Smile/United Way of NW MI: Provides access to dental care for children, pregnant women, veterans and those with cognitive and developmental disabilities in conjunction with University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry.


Women’s Resource Center (WRC):  To protect, shelter and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

From left:  Tiffany McQueer, Director/Owner, Project Feed the Kids; Karen Emerson, Division Lead Manager, The Laundry Project; Jamie Bell, Director of Donor Engagement, Women’s Resource Center; Heather Patterson, Grant Administrator, Women’s Resource Center; and Seth Johnson, United We Smile/United Way of NW MI



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