Helping Us to Help Others
CFUW St. Catharines has provided a number of scholarships and charitable donations for many years to reflect our Club’s Mission
❖ the promotion of education
❖ the improvement of the status of women and human rights
The purpose and objectives of CFUW St.Catharines Charitable Fund is to provide
❖ scholarships and bursaries for post secondary education to deserving students
❖ donations to other charitable organizations
Funds to support our Club’s Charitable Donations Program are raised through our annual House Tour which is held each year on the first Sunday in May, and also our Festive Dinner & Silent Auction in December.
The Charitable Fund Committee meets on an annual basis in January to prepare recommendations to the Club for the scholarships and charitable donations to be given in the following membership year.
Our donations for the 2016-17 year include:
❖ Niagara Regional Science & Engineering Fair
a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the encouragement of science in students within the Niagara Region
❖ YWCA Crisis Housing
provides inclusive programs, services and support for women and their children who are at critical turning points in their lives including emergency and supported transitional housing in St Catharines, girl-centered programming for youth and children throughout the region, and an employment service tailored for unemployed or underemployed women
❖ Gillian’s Place
dedicated to the creation of safety, shelter and support of abused women and their children and to community understanding of the issues of violence against women
❖ Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
provides transitional and supportive, affordable housing for singles and families who require support to gain the skills and stability necessary for independent living
provides shelter and support to homeless and high risk youth in Niagara
❖ Scientifically Yours
is a Brock University science adventure for grade 11 girls. This 2-day residential workshop is designed to encourage young women to study the sciences & pursue careers in science-related fields.
❖ Breakfast Program – St George’s Anglican Church
provides breakfast for those in need and is supported entirely by gifts, donations and volunteers.
❖ Wellspring Niagara
a warm and welcoming centre that offers a variety of supportive care programs, at no cost, for cancer patients, their families and their caregivers.
❖ Start Me Up Niagara
operates a vibrant Outreach Centre in downtown St. Catharines working with individuals facing significant life challenges.
❖ Powerhouse Project
this Initiative serves caregiving children, youth, young adults and their families through social, recreational and educational programs intended to foster resilience, self esteem, and life skills.
❖ Westview Centre 4 Women
is a weekly drop-in providing women of all walks of life with a safe, welcoming, and dignified environment where we are accepted and encouraged.
a non-profit, social service organization dedicated to assisting and fostering the independence of young families pursuing an education through the provision of quality child care and other necessary supports.
Our members devote their time, talent, and treasure to help the Club invest in the futures of those most in need of support. Please explore the links above and discover more about our commitment to St Catharines and the Niagara Region.