The Oregon City Woman's Club has a long history of giving back to the community. In the more than 119 years the club has been active the members have supported such programs as Doernbecher Children's Hospital; the Oregon City School District; medical research in areas such as Scleraderma, cancer and tuberculosis; eye exams and glasses for school children; Ronald McDonald House and many, many more.
Club members donate their time once a month filling bags for Backpack Buddies, providing food for elementary school children to take home for the weekend.
Each month a different local non-profit is the recipient of donations from members, including food, personal items, toys or pet food.
The club normally holds an annual presentation ceremony to distribute monetary donations to non-profits that address needs in our community and internationally but due to Covid-19 the ceremony was not held in 2022. $16,800 was distributed to Civic Improvement and Social Service programs in our community in 2022. These donations are funded by proceeds from our fund raisers throughout the year.
In 2019 OCWC gave their first two $1,000 scholarships from the club's scholarship fund. In 2022, we awarded two $2,000 scholarships.
The club also supports scholarship programs of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, Oregon which provide financial aid to students in the fine arts and those who are survivors of domestic violence.
Beginning in 2021 the club has committed to a multi-year pledge for the construction of the Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center under the Bridges to Hope Campaign at Providence Willamette Falls Hospital.
2020 Awards Ceremony
In 2022, Donations were mailed to our recipients and the annual presentation gathering was not held due to COVID.
> Helping Other People Eat (H. O. P. E.) - Oregon City food pantries
> Backpack Buddies - weekend food security for Oregon City school children
> M Seed - Reaches out to people who suffer from addiction
> Pioneer Community Center - Meals on Wheels
> Oregon City Community Schools - Supports low income families with child care
> Oregon City High School’s We Dine Together - welcoming space for at risk students
Carol Danielson Suzuki Cancer Center - Providence Willamette Falls Hospital Bridges to Hope Campaign
Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine - They serve the health needs of the uninsured.
Flag Pole Restoration - Veterans Plaza, Mt. View Cemetery