Our Charities


Since our inception, in 1916 the WCD has undertaken projects to benefit our community, and have given monetary donations and volunteered our services to support various charities.  Our Charity Committee has vetted

and the Board has approved the charities below: 

Bridge to Life: The Bridge to Life, Inc. is an organization dedicated to helping needy pregnant women and their children. Their mission is to ensure a safe and healthy birth of a child and the well-being of the mother.
 
Mary By the Sea: Is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  They provide services that complement their medical treatment, including oncology massage, nutrition education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation, expressive writing, and yoga.  They offer integrative services to women with cancer and provide rest and support. 

Hour Children of Long Island City: (Which is named to acknowledge the important hours that shape the life of a child with an incarcerated mother).  This organization has helped these women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunite with their families and build healthy, independent and secure lives ending the cycle of 
intergenerational incarceration. 


Animal Haven: A nonprofit organization founded in 1967 and located in Manhattan that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the  Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.

Shoes for All: We collect shoes to distribute to those in desperate need of footwear.

Blue Jeans Go Green: We collect used denim wear to be recycled in the form of insulation for needy communities (who would have thought those old jeans could enjoy a second life helping others in need!)
 
Ozanam Hall Nursing Home of Queens: We collect toiletries for the members for the Christmas Holiday Season. 
 

November 2020 - Holiday Gift Collection for the Ozanam Hall Nursing Home residents

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September 2020

Virtual Fundraiser to benefit our charitable organizations

Our Woman's Club of Douglaston Annual Luncheon and Meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic this year, but in lieu of this, we held a Virtual Fundraiser which was a complete success.  

We thank our members and friends for their generosity and support.  

Linda Akers

Annual Luncheon Chairwoman

 

Click here for video of the drawing of our raffle winners.  

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March 30, 2020 

Woman's Club of Douglaston joined forces with our local Garden Club and sewed masks to be donated to Elmhurst Hospital, Queens Hospital Center Mount Sinai Hospital, and Volunteers of America - Greater NY - Jamaica Armory Shelter for Women, in an effort to help our first responders during the epic 2020 World Corona Virus Pandemic. 

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