Service Projects

The Carol Stream Woman’s Club is a philanthropic and social club that supports local organizations with time and monetary donations.  This club year we are participating in the following Service Projects:


Holiday Donation Drive – Gift Cards for Family Shelter Service

Through 11/28.
Our gift card drive starts today and runs through November 28th. $10-$15 gift cards from Walmart, Target, Jewel, Walgreens, CVS, etc. that will be donated to Family Shelter Services for inclusion in their Holiday Shop for Clients which takes place the first week of December. Cards can be brought to the October and November General Meeting, Board meetings or dropped off to Nancy Olson (Bagdonas). They will be delivered to Family Shelter Services on November 29th. Thank you for your generous donations.

Make a Difference Day

Saturday 10/28.
Make & Take cookies to all 3 Fire Stations in Carol Stream.

School Supply Drive for HSP (Humanitarian Service Project)

Our annual School Supply drive for Humanitarian Service Project has started! Donations will be accepted by Board Members. Watch for the email with an attached flyer from HSP showing what they are looking for. WE WILL COLLECT THRU AUGUST 21st and then take whatever is donated to HSP. You can drop them at Nancy’s or bring to the August picnic. NEEDED: backpacks, binders, index cards, pens (blue, black, red), rulers, scissors, notebooks, folders, paper (wide & college=ruled), pencils (#2), calculators, pencil cases, colored pencils, crayons, markers, glue, highlighters, erasers, glue sticks. Be on the lookout for an email containing the HSP flyer for more info and THANK YOU!

Free Summer Lunch Program – June – August for Kids 18 and younger

The Carol Stream Woman’s Club works on Wednesdays throughout the summer 11am-1pm, serving lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm at Western Trails Elementary.

Healthy Food Fuels Healthy Minds
We’re working to provide nutritious lunches to school aged children throughout Carol Stream!

The 2018 Carol Stream Summer Lunch & Library Program, sponsored by Community Consolidated School District 93 and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, will be serving free meals to children 18 years and younger this summer. Meals are provided Monday-Friday from June through August.

For more information click here

Fabric Mask Straps for St. Jude on April 17

St. Jude Service Project:

At our April meeting, we will be making fabric mask straps for St. Jude. We will have more information regarding this service project at the February 20th meeting. The exciting thing is we will have a representative from St. Jude attending this meeting, so please invite people to this meeting.

Flyer to Share

Ronald McDonald House on April 19

We are in the process of finalizing Ronald McDonald House on April 19th. We are combining two (2) programs: Lunch and Cookies From the Heart. They have more scheduling restrictions this year, so it was harder setting this up. We will prepare and serve lunch and prepare 2-3 dozen baked treats independent of the lunch. This will require 8 volunteers.

Community-Wide Food Drive

Fellow Woman’s Club Members: I hope you will join us in participating in the 8th Annual Carol Stream Community-Wide Food Drive sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carol Stream.

Last year the collection netted 6 TONS of food which was divided among six local food pantries. BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING COMMUNITY EFFORT!

ATTACHED is the flier from Rotary

WHAT: Make A Difference! Community-Wide Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Pantries

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 AM to 3 PM

WHERE: Glenbard North High School, 990 N. Kuhn Road, Carol Stream

WHY: Our food pantries are in desperate need! Can you help?

WHO: YOU! Local residents, businesses, Scouts, schools, organizations, teams, students, clubs. Everyone can drop off food & non-food items (see below).

COLLECT…NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS: Condiments/cooking aids (flour, sugar, ketchup, cooking oil, canned means, powdered and evaporated milk, canned fruits & vegetables, dried fruit, boxes of rice, Cheerios or Raisin Bran, peanut butter, jelly, instant oatmeal or grits, pasta, pasta sauce, biscuit mix, spices (salt, pepper, cinnamon).

NON-FOOD ITEMS: Laundry detergent, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, diapers size 3-5, wipes, feminine products, pet food


TO VOLUNTER, DONATE, OR FOR MORE INFO, contact Debra Cartwright at