Civic Engagement and Outreach

Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program

The Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. This Community Service Program highlights and encourages citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry, and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.

Veterans Welcome Home Resource Center (Reverse Advent Boxes)

Linda Miller, member of the NMBWC Civic Engagement Committee and Jeanne Noe delivered 26 Reverse Advent Boxes plus 50 additional canned goods to the Armed Services Assistance Program (ASAP). Thank you NMBWC members for your generosity for the wonderful cause of feeding our Veterans!! It is appreciated beyond measure!!

Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build

In March of 2024 club members participated in the Women’s Build in support of Habitat for Humanity.

Valentine Candies for Seniors, North Stand Housing Shelter, and First Responders

In February of 2024 club members made cute gift bags out of lots of candy donated by NMBWC members at our February meeting which were distributed to lots of well deserving valentines!! 💝

Peanut Butter and Jelly for Helping Hand

In April of 2024 the club collected 201 jars of peanut butter and jelly, 8 cans of vegetables and packaged Girl Scout cookies which were delivered to  North Strand Helping Hand. Our collection weighed in at 350 pounds!

Sea Haven Pizza Night

In February of 2024 the NMBWC Advocacy for Children Committee met at Sea Haven for Youth and decorated the crisis center for a Valentine’s Day themed Pizza Party. They brought pizza, salad, soft drinks, cookies and cupcakes. The also provided them individual heart shaped tins filled with candy, popcorn treats and gift cards for the seven youth who were there and had enough for the children expected the following day. Thank you to all who donated to this event! 💘💝🩷

Thanksgiving food drive for Helping Hand

Thank you to all the NMBWC members who donated stuffing, gravy, instant potatoes, and cranberry sauce to North Strand Helping Hand. 426 items weighing 212.8 pounds were delivered to NSHH to add to the 200 Thanksgiving turkeys being distributed to families in need . Our club continues to make a difference in the community! Happy Thanksgiving!🦃

Senior Christmas Gift Bags

NMBWC members Mary Fischer and Angela King delivered more than 30 bags of gifts donated by NMBWC members at the December meeting. Donna Courtney, Administrative Assistant for the shelter, accepted the gifts for the North Strand Housing Shelter residents. Thanks to all of our members who made donations!

National Day of Service

Food Insecurity in Horry County, SC exceeds the number of people in the state of Rhode Island (52,000) which is why the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s club strategically partnered with three organizations for the National Day of Service. Our Parks & Recreation Department for a booth at the International Irish Italian Festival, the Low Country Food Bank and four (4) Kroger Grocery Stores in our area.
The grand totals were:
Festival = 432 pounds collected (360 meals),
Kroger purchases from donations = 859 pounds (716 meals),
Total poundage – was 1,291 lbs., this equates to 1,076 meals.
Donations were taken to the Low Country Food Bank to inspect, sort and distribute to 193 locations in Horry County to those who experience hunger, including faith-based food pantries, on-site feeding programs, residential facilities, and direct-service, non-
profits. Several are charitable organizations supported throughout the year by the NMBWC.
Thank You to all who took part or contributed in any way to this event!