Women Professionals in Government

Komen Race for the Cure Walk/Run

2017 Community Grant Recipient

Community Outreach



Community Grant


Each year, WPG seeks to assist social service agencies and non-profit organizations in the Greater Houston area that support women and children.  Non-Profit organizations are nominated by the membership and selected by the board of directors to receive a $1,000 Grant.  The grant is typically awarded to the selected organization at our May luncheon. The application is due April 10th. 

 

Other Non-Profit Giving

WPG makes monthly nominal donations of $25 to non-profit organizations in honor of each of our monthly luncheon speakers.  Our speakers have the opportunity to select the non-profit or charity of their choice.  WPG will select a non-profit/charity to receive the donation in their honor based on their affiliations or interests if they have no preference. 

 

Community Giving and Involvement

During our monthly meeting luncheons, members are encouraged to support a local non-profit/charity by bringing nonperishable donations such as food, clothing, books, and underwear, or wear certain colors to show their support of causes for women such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or Women's Heart Health Month and participate in other functions that support causes for women. This year's "themes" and giving/involvement include:

 

  • September - Bring a new Children's book to be donated to the Harris County Public Library.

  • October - Support the Houston Komen Walk/Run and join the WPG Race Team on October 6, 2018, Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston.

  • November - Bring canned goods for the Houston Food Bank in a recyclable cloth, paper, or plastic bag.

  • December - Bring a new unwrapped safe toy. Donations support "Toys for Tots."

  • February - Wear red in support of Women's Heart Health Month. Bring gently worn dark business suits, blouses, shoes, and purses to be donated to Dress For Success.

  • March - Donations to support "Undies for Everyone". Bring new underwear for disadvantaged children. Children's small to adult sizes.

  • April - Donations to support Houston Area Women's Center. Bring new T-shirts of all sizes for women survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.

  • May - WPG Scholarship and WPG Community Grant will be awarded at the luncheon.