SERVICE

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.

Mahatma Gandhi

The PWC Service Committee focuses on organizing service projects and events that benefit the local Community as well the greater Mecklenburg County Community. The committee is comprised of Club members who volunteer to serve. Chair of this group is elected for a two-year term and sits on the Executive Board, the governing body of the PWC. 

Signup sheets for this Committee are available at all meetings throughout the year. The committee meets on a regular basis and members volunteer to lead a smaller group in sponsoring a charity and reports to the Service Chair.

Ginny Quattropani is our current Service Chair. Please contact her through email.

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ginnyquattropani@gmail.com

On-Going PWC Service Charities

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.

Hospitality House

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.

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.

Holy Angels

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.

Periodic PWC Service Charities

Pink House/Breast Friends

Established in November 2003 by Kristy Adams-Ebel, CBF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to uniting and helping women with breast cancer in all stages of survival. The organization centers around those who want to create a social and educational outlet for women united in a sisterhood of survival and hope.

Beds for Kids

The organization strives to serve thousands of children and their families each year. Though the number beds, furniture and linens delivered increases with each year, so does the number of people they still have to turn down. Without the support of our community, they would not be able to continue advancing their mission of providing beds, linens and essential furniture to children and their families in need. Together we are furnishing futures!

Sandbox

The Sandbox services 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.

Charlotte Veteran Support

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
This non-profit 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.

Emergency Services Support

Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Dept
The Palisades and surrounding communities are served by the Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. 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 communities when and where patients need them.

The Police Dept. – Charlotte/Mecklenburg
The Palisades and surrounding communities are served by the 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.

Urban Ministry Center

This is an interfaith organization whose mission ultimately depends upon the support of others. They are unyielding in helping the most vulnerable homeless neighbors. They pursue this passion with the dedication of volunteers and gifts from throughout the community.
They serve a hot, nutritious lunch 365 days a year, even in the face of terrible weather and ever-increasing demand. With a 35-year history, it remains Charlotte’s largest and oldest soup kitchen. They welcome anyone who needs a meal, regardless of the person’s circumstance, with no questions asked. They also provide showers, laundry, mail, I.D. assistance and other essential services. It’s their way of affirming the dignity of each homeless neighbor.