Women Professionals in Government

2017 Community Grant Recipient

Komen Race for the Cure Walk/Run

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.  WPG makes a $100 donation each year in honor of our Summer Social host(s) as well.

 

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 Hearthealth month and participate in other functions that support causes for women.  Some of our past "themes" and participation have been:

 

  • October - Wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and participate in the Komen Race for the Cure Walk/Run

  • November - Non-perishable food donations to the Houston Food Bank

  • December - Bears for Babies (stuffed animals donated to the 12 Adoption Courts in Harris County for new adoptees)

  • January - Dress for Success (donate gently worn business suits, purses, shoes, etc.)

  • February - Wear red in support of Women's Hearthealth month

  • March - Undies for Everyone (donations of new underwear for children and youth at local area schools)

  • April - New children's books donated to Houston ISD in honor of School Library Month

  • May - Connections to the Future - Awarding of Scholarship and Commiunity Grant