2019 Annual Charitable Awards

The Montrose Woman’s Club awarded $12,000 to local charities, Monday, May 20, 2019. The award is based on income earned at two fundraisers held annually by the club at Friendship Hall: the Flea Market, first weekend in April and Holiday Arts and Crafts first weekend of November. The club, which also conducts other philanthropic activities to benefit the community, covers all expenses and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, plans and executes both events.

The Montrose Woman’s Club was founded in 1946. This year’s awards continue the club’s long-standing commitment to give to small local charities that do not receive funding from high-dollar events, governmental support, or state and national charities.

This year’s recipients (L-R): front row,1-6; back row, 7-12.

1) Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans, providing assistance to veterans in job placement, mental health, peer to peer mentoring, recreation opportunities, and housing assistance.

2) Christ’s Kitchen, providing provide food for hungry people, particularly those in need.
3) Shephard’s Hand, providing provide food and shelter with employment assistance, limited financial assistance, food boxes, and limited overnight housing for homeless, including families with children.

4) Sharing Ministries, providing food to the needy, facilitating education on food handing and preparation, and assisting with access to other community resources.

5) Sleep in Heavenly Peace, to build beds for children to eliminate needy children having to sleep on the floor, currently working with a 16-child waiting list.

6) Dolphin House, to help serve victims of child abuse, and assist Child Protection Services and Law Enforcement Agencies.

7) Montrose Botanic Gardens, serving all ages with horticultural education and demonstration for pleasure, leisure, and mental health.

8) Montrose County Historical Society & Museum, to preserve, the historic and cultural legacy of Montrose County.

9) MADA, to assist persons of low income, with household items, clothing, lockers, showers, laundry services, life skills training, mail reception, and telephone accessibility.

10) Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse, providing all-volunteer services to Montrose County including Search and Rescue, Wildland Firefighting Security, traffic control, and event security.

11) Kid’s Aid Montrose, providing food and filling backpacks with enough food to feed a homeless and needy child during the weekend when school is not in session.

12) Save the Sculptures, to contribute to funds raised to purchase the large sculptures on corners of   Uncompahgre/Main and Townsend/Main.