Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, Inc.
Founded in 1921
The Detroit Association of Women's Clubs began in 1921 with seven clubs. It reached its peak membership in 1945 with 3,000 members. The DAWC is part of the oldest African American organization to date: The National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., established in 1896 - headquartered on R Street in Washington, D.C. The DAWC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that contributes to the community's needs through business partnerships, outreach programs, fundraising events, grants, and charitable donations. In 1941, the organization purchased the historic clubhouse and formed a legal corporation. The 22-year-old subsidiary Friends of DAWC non-profit began initiatives in 2000.
What We Do
Holiday Meals On Wheels
Helping The Community
Holiday Meals on Wheels (HMOW) is supported through corporate, private, and community funds, making it possible to feed thousands of homebound seniors and adults with disabilities on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Labor Day.
Sharing the Blessings
Every year, the DAWC adopts families to share our blessing and pass on the holiday spirit! We host an Ugly Sweater party as a way for our members to greet local families and to provide a safe space for the children to enjoy their gifts.