On February 4, 2020 the Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs, Inc. had the pleasure of celebrating Ms. Lois Russell Holden’s (Mother Holden) 110th birthday. Alongside her family and friends, the clubhouse welcomed Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware, Rep. Isaac Robinson, AKA Tau Alpha Omega Chapter, Fox News and Motown Music. Thank you so much for joining us in celebration of matriarch Mother Holden and Black History Month.
At 8 am on Thanksgiving day, more than 40 volunteers showed up ready to serve! We appreciate each and every one of you who woke up early, fought through the bitterly cold weather, and passed out food to seniors in the community. Without you, our goal of passing out over 350 hot meals wouldn't have been possible. For Meals on Wheels service certificates, please make sure to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every service hour counts, especially to us. Keep supporting your local non-profits, and we hope to see you all on Christmas morning.
In October of 2019, the Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, Inc. hosted an unveiling to celebrate the secondary rename of the southwest street corners of Brush and E. Ferry. The street signs now read, "Dr. Rosa L. Gragg Blvd." Approximately seventy-eight years after the clubhouse's purchase, President Angela Calloway worked alongside club members and the Detroit City Council to bring honor to Dr. Gragg's legacy.
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On Sunday, February 10th, a group of volunteers gathered at the clubhouse, to make Valentine's Day cards for patients at the Children's Hospital. With supplies like glitter, heart stickers, markers and construction paper, volunteers were able to unleash their creative abilities and create as many cards as they pleased. Though the event was only scheduled for two hours, volunteers stayed longer to fellowship and give back to their community. In high spirits, these volunteers gathered and created over forty handmade cards. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We thank you on behalf of the DAWC and the Children's Hospital.
Happy New Year from the DAWC! In January, the club hosted two enVISION board parties. Upon arrival guests were welcomed by light refreshments, mountains of magazines, music and supplies. Magazines were donated from the Detroit Public Library and refreshments were provided from beloved volunteers. Glitter, markers, tape, stickers, glue sticks and other school supplies were provided by the club for guests to fill their boards with their envisions for the new year. Those who gathered were able to scavenge for inspirational words and quotes to decorate and share with others. At the end of each session, guests were encouraged to share what their boards meant and what goals they'd set for themselves. Check out photos from both parties!
Exciting things have happened at the DAWC! Checkout our year look-back here!
Women's Lawyers Association of Michigan receives Women's History Award - March 2018
Noel Night at the DAWC! - December 2018
Adopt-A-Family Christmas Party (December 2018)
STAY TUNED FOR WHAT ELSE WE HAVE IN STORE FOR 2019!
On Saturday, April 12th, the DAWC hosted Operation Love our Homeless. This fabulous group of volunteers helped to pack over 200 lunches to feed the homeless community in downtown and midtown Detroit. Check out pictures below!
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Detroit Association of Women's Clubs welcomed a fabulous women's financial workshop featuring author Wanda P. Bowman. Check out the pictures below!