Volunteer With Us!

We invite our members and friends to volunteer with us! Women4given’s Volunteer Services Chair, Betty Nelson, has compiled the following schedule for this year. As opportunities arise, they’ll be added to the schedule.

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Potato Drop volunteers – 2012

April 14

• Trip to Goodwill in St. Louis to buy layette items for newborns

• Meet at parking lot of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, at 10 a.m. to carpool

April 21

• Sorting layettes for newborns of needy mothers in Honduras

• Home of Pati Church

• 10 a.m. on Mon., April 21

May 20

• Tying fleece blankets for kids in need (after voting for 2014 Grant Awards)

• Home of Marsha Heffner

• 6:30 p.m. on Tues., May 20

June 7

• Potato Drop: bagging potatoes for local families in need of food

• Please bring 10 food pantry items to donate

• Parking lot of Christ Church, Fairview Heights

• Morning of Sat., June 7

• Sign up as an individual here

October 11

• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

• Rock Springs Park, O’Fallon

• Morning of Sat., Oct. 11

• More information forthcoming!

For further details about these events, or to be added to our list of volunteers, please contact Betty Nelson.

They Grow Up So Fast!

In our first year of awarding grants, Women4given began a relationship with the Christian Activity Center (CAC) of East St. Louis that has become very meaningful to us.

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Fall pumpkin picking at Eckert’s – October 2011



That year our members voted to fund the sponsorship of four CAC girls: Antanesha, Jamiah, Jalyn, and Jerrica.







Then we had the opportunity to get acquainted with Essence after Antanesha’s family relocated.







Over the past three years, we’ve watched them grow into lovely young ladies.





“For [these girls] are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Eph. 2:10, NLT).


And we’re excited to see the good things that God has in store for them!

To learn more, read about the good work of the Christian Activity Center and come to our Coffee & Dessert event at 6:30 p.m. on Tues., March 25 at the Fairview Heights Public Library!