What We Do

The following is a sampling of our programs and projects. Just like the people who run them, they are always changing and evolving in response to the needs and dynamics of our living community.

Annual Baby Shower to benefit MVNA

Members host an annual baby shower at The Club to collect needed items and donations for underprivileged mothers of newborns in our community.

Chemo Caps Project

Members and friends knit chemo caps for cancer patients at HCMC.

Godfrey Project

Members and friends maintain the historic 1849 Ard Godfrey House, the oldest frame home in the city of Minneapolis, providing public tours during the summer and working with neighborhood organizers to promote the house, it’s history and the community in which it stands.

Grants and Scholarships

Our Grant Committee awards annual grants to local nonprofits that benefit women and children, and scholarships to students studying in disciplines that benefit women and children.

Minnesota History Day

Members judge entries and provide prizes for this annual competition.

Needlework Guild

Members sew, knit and crochet blankets, layettes and clothes for women and children in need, which are sold in Club fundraisers and distributed as requested in the community. Ours is one of the oldest continuing Needlework Guilds in the country.

Spotlight on Service (SOS)

Members perform “one and done” community projects, including:

  • The Children’s Book Drive for the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA)
  • The Hats and Mittens Drive for our grant recipients
  • Be A Santa to a Senior for forgotten seniors at Augustana Health Care Center
  • Sandwich Sessions for the local homeless through the Dignity Center
  • PAL (the Police Activities League) Shop with a Cop to take disadvantaged children holiday and/or school shopping

The Annual VIP Luncheon

In honor of Helen Keller’s appearance at The Woman’s Club over 100 years ago, members host an annual luncheon for visually impaired persons (VIPs) in cooperation with Vision Loss Resources.