The Cy-Fair Women’s Club gives back to the community through the annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event

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Volunteering is something that can take different forms. Some nonprofits just write checks for the problems they’re trying to solve. however, being able to integrate into the community is key to Cy-Fair Women’s Club’s mission, “Bringing Women Together to Better Our Community”.

Cy-Fair Women’s Club is a charitable organization serving the Cy-Fair area by awarding scholarships to deserving high school students and providing financial assistance as well as volunteer services to various charities and non-profit organizations.

Public Relations Chair Patricia Swagerty says members are thrilled to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary this year.

“I was lucky enough to meet several ladies who had been members since the beginning,” Swagerty said. “It all started as a neighborhood club, the Copperfield Women’s Club. They started it as a group of women who wanted to help their small community.

Times have changed in ways no one could imagine. The community is no longer small, and neither are the efforts of club members. Since 2011, the CyFair Women’s Club has awarded $307,000 in scholarships and approximately $230,000 to area nonprofit organizations. The organization relies heavily on its main fundraiser, Shop ‘Til You Drop, as well as corporate sponsors to help meet the needs of the community.

The Cy-Fair Women’s Club is proud to award over 20 $1,000 scholarships each year based on student nominations and community service.

“Because community service is so important to our organization, we place great importance on candidates’ community involvement. I wouldn’t say that’s the only criteria, but community service is probably the most important thing we give weight to,” Swagerty said.

One of the main ways the club gives back to the community is through its annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event. It’s a great shopping experience for thousands of shoppers in a charming place close to home. Parking is free and there are no admission fees. This year’s Shop ‘Til You Drop event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Berry Center, located at Barker Cypress and West Road.

Shop ‘Till You Drop also serves as a way for the community to learn more about what the Cy-Fair Women’s Club is all about. For those interested in joining, the club meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. Those interested in becoming members are asked to complete an application found online and pay an annual fee of $30.

Part of being a member includes serving on two different committees, helping out with Shop ‘Til You Drop each September as well as participating as a group in various service mini-projects 30 minutes before the meeting starts.

Some of the mini-projects have included providing snack bags for first responders, creating pet toys for local animal shelters, and creating thank you cards for teachers and placing them in care packages. . The club has also pledged to supply 300 boxes of mac and cheese to the local food pantry each month.

Members also have the opportunity to engage in larger-scale service projects, such as making heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer patients, nursing home residents, and nurses. heart unit patients and volunteering at a local food bank. According to Swagerty, the club is a great way to get involved in the community and give back.

“It’s a club I’m very passionate about and I like to keep busy,” Swagerty said. “I love to learn and this is an opportunity to learn more about your community.

You can find out more about the Cy-Fair Women’s Club here:

www.facebook.com/cyfairwomensclub

www.instagram.com/cyfairwomensclub

Cy-Fair Women’s Club (@cy_women) / Twitter

Cy-Fair Women’s Club | LinkedIn

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