Our Local Community Involvement

Description of our chosen benefactors.

Scholarships

The Island Estates Women’s Club is very proud of their commitment to the community and education. Every year since 1997, the IEWC has awarded college scholarships to deserving local high school girls. The club established a charitable trust for this purpose in 2012. In 2013, The Rita O’Neil Memorial Scholarship Fund, in association with the IEWC Scholarship Foundation, was created within the charitable trust to honor the memory of member Rita O’Neil.  In 2016, The Marie Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund, in association with the IEWC Scholarship Found, was created to honor the memory of club member and President Marie Wadsworth.  The I.E.W.C. is proud to continue to support education and local students in their college studies. To date the IEWC has distributed over 70 Scholarships!

In December of each year Scholarship applications will be available to young ladies graduating from Clearwater High School.  Applications are due back by March of that year. The application packages will be sent to Clearwater High School Guidance Counselors, posted on this IEWC website and available by contacting the IEWC Chairperson Mrs. Marilee Ferguson at 727-307-1691 or marileehoffman@gmail.com.

Each applicant must complete the entire application which consists of community service, awards, need, essays, current transcripts and two recommendations.

Breast Cancer Awareness

100% of the proceeds are donated to the Pinellas County Mammography Voucher

The Mammography Voucher Program is a community breast health services program serving uninsured and low-income women ages 40–49. Women ages 30–39 may be assisted if they meet additional program criteria. For program eligibility requirements and the application, call (727) 820-4117.

Clothes to Kids

Clothes to Kids,  Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis school-age children, free of charge.  Every eligible child gets to pick out a full wardrobe.  We ask that all Members bring gently used clothes of all sizes, new underwear and new socks to the Holiday Luncheon.

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