The Oregon City Woman's Club has a long history of giving back to the community. In the more than 116 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 holds an annual presentation ceremony to distribute monetary donations to non-profits that address needs in our community and internationally. $8,000 was given out at the 2019 ceremony to the programs listed below. These donations are funded by proceeds from the annual auction and other fund raisers throughout the year.
In 2019 OCWC gave their first two $1,000 scholarships from the club's scholarship fund.
The club also supports scholarship programs of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, Oregon which provide provide financial aid to students in the fine arts and those who are survivors of domestic violence.
2020 Awards Ceremony
> Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation - CCFD #1 community emergency needs
> Helping Other People Eat (H. O. P. E.) - Oregon City food pantries
> Backpack Buddies - weekend food security for Oregon City school children
> Angels in the Outfield - child victims of violence and crime
> Clackamas County Behavioral Health - feminine hygiene/diapers
> Department of Human Services - Shoes for Foster Kids
> Father's Heart Street Ministry - homeless outreach
> Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (FIDO) - food for pets for low income persons
> Heifer International Milk Project
> Oregon City High School Student Assistance Fund - low income students
> Oregon City Library - ADA compliant public access catalog
> Albertina Kerr - group homes for disabled residents, Oregon City
> Building Blocks 4 Kids - transition foster children and vulnerable children into adulthood
> We Dine Together - socialization for isolated students
> Willamette Falls Symphony - low cost music in Oregon City