Our Club History
The Women's Club of Pittsford owes its beginning to a dynamic group of women from the Pittsford " Welcome Wagon" who decided to create a new Club, a Service oriented Club. Founded in February 1984, WCOP is a nonprofit, voluntary organization formed in friendship and dedicated to charitable, civic and educational purposes. Becoming Federated in May 1984, we are proud to be a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), the largest nondenominational, nonpartisan, international service organization of volunteer women in the world!
Throughout our Club's history, making a difference in our community has been of the utmost importance. Successful Fundraisers such as the Hearts & Flour Cookbook, the Home & Kitchen Tours, and A Cabaret Night with Cindy Miller have enabled WCOP to contribute over $330,000 to Rochester area non profit organizations serving those in need.
WCOP has impacted lives in our Community, our Country, and Abroad.
Locally, our charitable support of projects such as Coats For Kids, Pittsford Food Cupboard, and Pittsford Senior Citizens' events resulted in our receiving the "Hands Across Pittsford" award. Our civic support of "Wreaths Across America" honored and remembered the military service by our local Veterans. Recognized for our "Americanism Through Action" because of our dedication to U.S. Military Troops WCOP received the prestigious American Legion "Red, White & Blue "Award. A local historic event, Votetilla 2017, was enhanced with our educational support as WCOP recognized the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in New York State and the 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal. A "Bunco for Education" Fundraiser purchased iPads for Rochester School #46.
Within the U.S., WCOP has provided monetary donations for food and supplies in times of Natural Disasters such as in Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, and Irma. In the aftermath of 9/11/2001, WCOP helped raise money with other GFWC-NY Clubs to purchase an ambulance for NYC.
Internationally, lives were improved by WCOP as money was raised to buy a well in the "Water For Sudan" project. A Haitian family was adopted and had food, clothing and education provided. Pillowcases were made into dresses for girls in Uganda. Our collections for the St. Pauly Shed provides gently used textiles to people who need them in the U.S. and worldwide.
WCOP members truly "Live the Volunteer Spirit" and continue to make
significant contributions for Charitable, Civic and Educational purposes. General meetings are held once each month from September through June. Meetings include a social gathering of women of all ages from all over the Rochester area, a business meeting, and an educational program.
The Women’s Club of Pittsford is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to charitable, civic and educational purposes. We are proud that since 1984 we have been able to provide funds to over 250 local agencies. The following is a partial list of the agencies that received recent grants:
(*denotes 2017 recipients)
A Meal & More
Angel Care Ministry
*Borinquen School of Dance
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.
*Celebration of Life Community
Community Child Care Center
Corn Hill Navigation
Daystar for Medically Fragile Infants, Inc.
*Dress for Success Rochester
Girl Scouts of Western NY
Embrace Your Sisters
Friendship Children's Center
*Full Circle Home
Harbor House of Rochester
Heritage Christian Services
*Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership
*Humane Society Reading Program
Judicial Process Commission
Lakeside Memorial Hospital
LASS: Ladies Attaining Self-Sufficiency
Lifespan of Greater Rochester
Lifetime Assistance, Inc.
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
*Mercy Flight Central
Pet Pride of New York, Inc.
Pittsford Youth Services
*Refuges Helping Refugees
Rochester City Ballet
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
School of the Holy Childhood
Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions
Sojourner Hall for Women
*Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach
Stepping Stones Learning Center
The Salvation Army
Young Audiences of Rochester
For information about applying for a grant, please see the following page:
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