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 9 members, the Club now has over 100 active members focused on helping local charitable organizations as well as intra-club educational gatherings. Since 2012, the Club has contributed $108,000 to several organizations and has touched many more lives. The funds for the grants are generated solely by fundraisers developed and run by the dedicated and hardworking members.
The Old Mission Women’s Club (OMWC) is also very honored to announce this year’s four grant recipients, each receiving $3,750 for their proposed plans.
Safe Harbor – Grand Traverse: Provides overnight free shelter and food to the homeless in our region during the cold weather months. Safe Harbor intends to use the grant to contribute to the replacement of damaged heated tents with yurts designed to withstand heavy snow and high winds.
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.
Women’s Resource Center (WRC): WRC’s mission is to protect, shelter and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. The OMWC grant will help support the WRC’s 24-hour emergency shelter.
Cherryland Humane Society (CHS): Provides a safe harbor for animals entrusted to them as they strive to find responsible, loving, and permanent homes. The OMWC grant will be used to purchase educational books to donate to local libraries, with the goal of teaching children positive ways to interact with their furry family member.
Winners of OMWC Philanthropic Awards