Groups/Organizations Supported by the Palisades Women’s Club 2017-18.
Loaves and Fishes – Jackie Canarick/Jody Getson
Dress for Success – Lisa Gregoire/Darla Callaghon
Hospitality House – Carol Bogunia
Holy Angels – Shirley Needham
The Relatives – Linda Burrows
Flags – Sherry Leopold
Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department – Beth Barry
Angel Tree – Angie Shafer
Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development of tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The organization was started by a Bronx public school teacher who wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie but the school did not have the funds to purchases the books. He had the idea to post his request and see if some of his friends would help funds the project. Today, classroom teachers all over the nation post ideas for projects they want to complete in their classrooms. Individuals have the opportunity to help a classroom teacher and the students by helping to fund the project.
The Village is a new residential transitional living program for young adults, ages 18-21, who are transitioning out of foster care into adulthood. Young adults who previously would have aged out of foster care can continue to get support if they pursue their educational or career goals. They must be finishing high school or completing a G.E.D, enrolled in post-secondary education, working at least 80 hours per month or participating in programs to remove barriers from employment.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat strives for a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Located in Belmont, NC, Holy Angels provides specialized round the clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. They strive to empower those who are differently able.
Hospitality House of Charlotte provides the comforts of home for families of seriously ill loved ones by offering affordable accommodations in the heart of Charlotte’s medical community.
Loaves and Fishes
The organization provides groceries for neighbors in need at pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County, NC. In a short-term crisis, a week’s worth of groceries can mean the difference between paying the rent or feeding your family.
Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police Department
The Palisades is served by CMPD Steele Creek. The division has 100 officers and is responsible for 69 square miles of Mecklenburg County. Their goal is exemplary service and close community involvement. Our community coordinators are Ron Hill and Matthew Huffman.
Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department
The Palisades is served by Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department. The department includes 35 volunteers located on South Tryon and near the outlet mall.
Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency
Medic services are coordinated out of their office on Statesville Road. Their mission is to save a life, to hold a hand, and be prepared to respond in our community when and where our patients need us.
The Sandbox serves more than 4,500 families through a variety of programs and events. When a child is diagnosed with cancer or a life- altering illness, their mission at The Sandbox is to be there to alter their lives for the better. They want to create opportunities for families that build friendships, create lasting memories, produce joyful experiences and most importantly, restore hope.
The Relatives mission is to keep kids safe, families together, and prepares youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, engaged members of the community. They provide a system of resources that help the children and youth to find shelter and support. The continuum of services keeps kids safe and families together.
USO at CLT
The center provides a “home away from home” for all active-duty, reserve, National Guard, retired military personnel and their dependents as they travel through CLT. The center offers comfortable chairs, books, magazines, television and refreshments. Internet and phones are available free of charge to help service members connect with loved ones while away from home.
Wear Blue: Walk to Remember
The nonprofit organization honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. It creates a support network for military members and their families by bridging the gap between military and civilian communities and creates a living memorial for our country’s fallen military members. Wear Blue: Run to Remember exists for the fallen, for the fighting and for the families.