In addition to providing social activities for those new to the area, Welcome Club Northwest (WCNW) also supports local charities. Part of the membership dues goes toward support of the sponsored club charity.
Each year, the membership votes for a new charity to support. During the year, we have a fund raiser and different and fun ways to add to the charity fund; e.g., a used book sale.
Some charities we have supported in the past are:
The charity the Welcome Club is supporting this term is the Marana Unified School District “Power Pack” Program which provides needed food to chronically hungry students who would otherwise not have adequate access to food during the weekend or school breaks. Power Packs consist of nutritious, ready to eat, nonperishable food items. Each Friday, during the school year, the District sends Power Packs home with these students (who have been confidentially identified by the school administration). Power Packs are important as it's been proven that students learning and attendance improve with better nutrition. $150.00 provides a weekly Power Pack for one child for the entire school year.
If you would like more information, Google: Marana Unified School District-Power Pack Program.
Leslie Gilpatrick, Charity Liaison