The St. Andrews Woman’s Club (SAWC) has been actively volunteering in our community for over 60 years. SAWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international organization of over 80,000 women around
the world, dedicated to improving the lives of others in their communities as well as globally. It is through volunteering that many lifelong friendships are formed.
Last year, our club participated in 52 projects contributing 2,099 hours, with donations totaling $17,843, and in-kind donations totaling $7,471. We selected Midlands Orphan Relief as the recipient for the SCFWC Progress Foundation grant and donated clothing and funds to this organization. We funded 2 electronic bracelets for vulnerable adults, sponsored a high school student to a<end Tri-DAC Arts Summer program, gave two $1,000 scholarships, made donations to Sharing God’s Love, PAALS,
Canoeing for Kids, Family Connection of South Carolina, and USO. We continued to support Operation Smile, Wreaths Across America, food pantries, local schools, senior citizens, and our library box, to name a few.
I’m looking forward to the new club year and all the good things our club contributes to our community. Remember your SAWC girlfriends and let’s work together to grow our friendships.