Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club
Charity
The Ponte Vedra Woman's Club is a 501(c)3 charitable organization run entirely by volunteers.  We work hard raising funds at our events throughout the club year, which runs through the end of May.   Our selected charities receive their distribution in May and our scholarship recipients are announced at that time.  We have formed long-standing relationships with some of the charities that we work with.
 

Throughout the year, from time to time, our members also donate specific items needed by charities.  This can take many forms, from filling the holiday wish lists for children at one or more of our charities, to collecting school supplies, clothing items, or baby needs, for example. 

 

PVWC chooses charities each year to support.  This year, due to unprecedented circumstances, we are extending our charity selection through the 2021-22 Club year. 

2020-2022 Charities:

Betty Griffin Center:  Shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS): Family style therapeutic group homes and outpatient community service for at-risk youth providing coaching, counseling, and care

St Gerard Campus: A non-profit maternity home and high school for pregnant teenagers

BEAM Helping low income residents in Jacksonville's beach communities 

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Educating students from all over Florida, tuition-free, who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deaf and blind.

 

Funds raised during the 2019-2020 Club year went to:

Our donation to the Center helped to fund the Rape Crisis Unit.
 
The contribution of the club funded the annual Safety Day. In addition, club members participate in Angel Tree giving for underprivileged FSDB students.
 
PVWC funded two middle schools’ monthly empowerment lunch meetings with guest speaker for at-risk girls.
 
Mission House provides food, clothing, and support to clients in the Beaches area. Our contribution provided funds to first month rent for five formerly homeless.

and our scholarship winners:

Tristan Cuartas: Tristan graduated from Fletcher High School and plans to attend the University of Florida to pursue a pre-med curriculum.
Veronica Hyatt:  Veronica was the co-valedictorian at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Her aspiration is to become a Pediatric Oncologist.
Taryn Salls: After graduation from Fletcher High School, Taryn will be attending University of North Florida. She plans to return to the Jacksonville area after achieving a nursing degree.

 

Other charities that PVWC has supported in the past include:

Mission House: Day facility addressing the needs of the homeless of the Beaches and fostering a path back to productive and self sufficient lives

Hugs Across the County:  Meeting the need of impoverished youth in St. John's County

Gabriel House of Care:  Provides affordable temporary housing to medical patients from out of town 

Rethreaded:  Benefits victims of human trafficking through business

Beaches Habitat for Humanity:  Builds or refurbishes homes for qualified families in need

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach:  Bringing the arts into the life of our community

Haiti Relief Fund:  Providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to Haitian earthquake victims

St Francis House:  Assisting the homeless in St. Augustine

Youth Crisis Center:  Safe shelter and support for at-risk children and youth in the Jacksonville area

Expanding Your Horizons:  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) conference for girls in 5th-8th grade

 

Charities are invited to apply for assistance.  Applications are evaluated in March and April for selection in May every two years to receive their funding the following May of each year.  Application deadline is March 1st, 2022 for funding covering the 2022-2024 Club Years.  Disbursement of funds will be made in May 2023 and May 2024.    The application form can be found here by mid-January 2022. 

 

To make a donation to support our work,

Or mail your check to: 

PVWC
Attn: Ways and Means
P.O. Box 957
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004