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Projects and Fundraisers

Begining in 2016 GFWC took over the organizaiton of the annual SIREN Tea. The Tea, is a holiday tea, held in November of every year that raises money for both the SIREN/Eaton Shelter and GFWC-Charlotte. The Tea began in 2007. SIREN/Eaton Shelter is our local Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelter, a non-profit agency that assists with emergency and transitional shelter, support services, and a 24-hour crisis line to families in Eaton County. Support at the Holiday Tea comes in the form of purchasing a table for ninety six dollars and decorating it for the annual event. A luncheon is served. Prizes are awarded in different categories: Most elegant, seasonal/holiday, most unique, traditional, people’s choice and best of show. The event also features a silent auctionr of items donated by club members. To date over $77,000 has been raised to help SIREN/Eaton Shelter from the Holiday Tea!

Mini Fund Raisers

Barb VanderMolen and Ginny Baxter began a process to involve Charlotte Community AND raise funds for GFWC-Charlotte club with many Mini Fundraisers September 2022

December 2022 --- We're excited about this fundraiser because you don't have to buy ANYTHING! We're collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to raise money for GFWC-Charlotte through December. Not only do you help us, but the shoes also get a second life with those in need. It's a double donation! All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain, and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe, and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.


Past Project: Home Tour

The last home tour was held in 2015. The SIREN holiday tea is the current Club project.

Homes on the 2015 Tour are listed below. Click on link for descriptions!

1.  Barb Burbee Home - 404 N. Clinton Trail (north of Charlotte around the curve on M-50)

2.  Hope Landing - 1252 N. Cochran

3. Gaylord Edgerly Home - 733 N. Cochran

4.  1885 Eaton County Courthouse, 100 W. Lawrence Avenue

5.  Tom Potter Home - 221 E. Lovett Street

6.  Roger and Marilyn Line Home - 425 Emerald Drive

7. Tirrell Farmsteac Specialties - 1959 W. Kalamo Highway