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COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chapin Woman’s Club has a proud history of community service.  Our fundraisers give financial support directly to community needs.   Excluding scholarships, we have given over $70,000 to community organizations, and our members can be found volunteering in the schools, churches, and most area non-profit organizations truly helping to change the fabric of the Chapin community.

Local Support and Charities


Chapin Theatre Company

 

Chapin Theatre Company

Chapin Woman’s Club has a long history of supporting Chapin Theatre Company.  Recently we awarded a $5,000 grant to assist in the building of a new theatre.  We purchase a set of season tickets at producer level each year and raffle them at each of our monthly meetings.

 

 


Community of Character

Each month, one of the four Chapin schools selects a student to provide the community with his or her interpretation of a specific positive character trait.  This writing is published in The Chapin Times newspaper, and the essay is displayed at the Chapin Branch Library throughout the month.  The student is also recognized on The Chapin Channel (2) for the entire month.  We hope that you enjoy the thoughts and ideas of our Chapin students as they and our community extend the belief that “CHARACTER COUNTS”.

 

Butterfly Garden

Community Service Day

Each spring, Chapin Woman’s Club participates in Community Service Day, a day of volunteerism benefiting the Town of Chapin.  Along with many other groups, we gather together on a Saturday morning in March or April to clean, weed, or restore an area of  town needing our attention.  Some of our efforts have included painting and cleaning various GOoD Works buildings, landscaping and weeding the grounds of Chapin Museum, redecorating the welcome center for Chapin Chamber of Commerce and providing food for the day’s volunteers.

 

 

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Good Works

The GOOD Works mission states: GOoD Works strives to improve the living conditions of the people in the community in which we serve; GOoD Works procures labor, material and equipment, when repairs or improvements are needed to homes, but cannot be made by the homeowner due to financial or physical difficulties; GOoD Works mission is based on unconditional love towards everyone.

 

 

Butterfly Garden at
Crooked Creek Park

In 2014, our GFWC- SC state president chose as her special project: Mental Health Matters.  In keeping with that theme (as the butterfly is the symbol associated with mental health advocacy), CWC decided to install a butterfly garden at Crooked Creek Park.  We worked hand in hand with CCP staff to transform an old overgrown “poison oak & ivy garden” into a beautiful butterfly garden for all to enjoy.  Situated near the walking path, the senior center and the children’s playground, our garden appeals and is accessible to community members of all ages. 

The Butterfly Garden is a true collaboration: Chapin Woman’s Club, GFWC-SC’s Progress Foundation, local nurseries (Native Plants' Tom Anderson, donated stones, Mike Hatchell of Hatchell Farms donated plants, Brenda Butler of Beds and Borders donated soil and mulch) , Crooked Creek Park and Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission all played a roll in making this project happen.  As a result, the community now has a healthy garden filled with flowers, host plants and …  butterflies! CWC will continue to be ongoing stewards of this project.

Butterfly Garden at Crooked Creek Park
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Meals on Wheels

Three days each month, CWC members deliver Meals on Wheels to elderly and shut-in Chapin residents.  Over time, our members develop relationships with these clients and for some, this contact and relationship is just as nourishing as the meals provided.

 

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Evening Acellerated School
(Chapin High School)

In 2012, Chapin High School approached Chapin Woman’s Club to partner with them to help implement Principal Ross’ vision for an after-school program which would serve all academically at-risk students.  Chapin Woman’s Club applied for and received a $1000 matching grant from the Progress Foundation of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs-South Carolina and, in January of 2013, Chapin High School’s SAIL Program (now known as Evening Accelerated School) was opened to all grades, making Principal Ross’ vision a reality.

In addition to financial support, Chapin Woman’s Club volunteers mentor students and deliver after-school snacks for the hungry teens.  Today, about 30 children are involved.  The goal is to help the children improve their grades and test scores while at the same time providing them with positive role models through the Club’s mentoring.

 

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Senior Bingo

In partnership with other Chapin civic organizations, area churches and individuals, once a quarter CWC volunteers assist with senior Bingo at Crooked Creek Park’s Senior Services Program.  We offer help for those who have difficulty with vision or hearing, and provide prizes for the winners

 

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We Care

The Chapin We Care Center is an inter-faith crisis center serving residents in the area.   Established in 1986, it works with community families and individuals facing emergencies related to their basic living needs.  Their mission statement is “A Christian Organization providing food and warmth to those in need in Chapin and the surrounding areas.”  Chapin Woman’s Club provides financial support to the organization and has many members volunteering in various roles at the Center.

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International Community Support

 
Empowering Survivors - Free the Girls  

Chapin Woman's Club
P.O. Box 42
Chapin, SC 29036
President, Amy Warren
803-361-3519

     

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