In their 34 year history, the Mint Hill Women’s Club has given approximately $86,000 back to the community . Their primary fundraiser is conducting LIVE/SILENT auction that is held each November. Disbursement of 2008-2009 proceeds were given as follows:
2 $1,000 CPCC scholarships (students residing in Mint Hill)
$1,000 Mint Hill Fire & Ambulance
$800 Mint Hill Library
$800 Local Elders / Families In Need
$500 Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department
$300 Mint Hill Historical Society
$300 Soldier Recognition
$250 Mint Hill Lion’s Club
$210 Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child)
$200 Crisis Assistance Ministry (to be matched)
$200 Mint Hill Arts Council
$100 Earth Echoe’s Children’s Museum of Mint Hill
Also, in January 2009 a Card/Game Party was sponsored by the Mint Hill Women’s Club on behalf of the Levine Senior Center. There were approximately 170 attendees who enjoyed a variety of great food and a chance to win over 50 door-prizes. This event raised $1,000 for the Levine Senior Center. Plans are being made to have a similar activity before year-end. MHWC members provided donations throughout the year to “Birthday Blessings” (birthday favors for homeless children), pet food to Charlotte Mecklenburg County Care & Animal Control, used books to “Friends of the Mint Hill Library,” stuffed animals to soldiers in Iraq, stuffed animals to Alexander Youth Center, and non-perishable food to Matthews Help Center.
This organization held numerous social gatherings with the largest attendance being the Christmas Social and May installation of new officers dinner. They have gone on outings to explore local offerings and taken classes together. Membership has varied since creation of the club in 1975. To date there are approximately 70 members with the club year being from July 2008 to July 2009. Anyone seeking information about the Mint Hill Women’s Club should check out web site www.minthillwc or contact Club President, Kathy Cowles (704-545-5354).