Founded in 1948, the non-profit volunteer organization is behind many of Wyoming’s annual events, including the upcoming Fall Mum Sale. The group also organizes the sale of luminaries for Light Up Wyoming in December and hosts an annual euchre tournament in February.
“The JWC brings women together for the betterment of the community in which we live,” says Elizabeth Nelson, Publicity/Social Media Chair of JWC. “By working with organizations in the community through volunteer and fundraising activities, we hope to strengthen our neighborhoods and improve the lives of the people with whom we work.”
Last year, JWC donated $38,000, and the 200 members combined to complete 1,303 service hours for organizations in Greater Cincinnati.One hundred percent of the proceeds from the group’s fundraising efforts are donated back to the Wyoming community and Cincinnati tri-state area.
Nelson says, “If you are looking to make a difference in the local community but not sure where to start, come check out the Joint Women’s Collaborative of Wyoming. Our Prospective Member Meet & Greet will offer the opportunity to learn more about our organization and meet other current and prospective members.”
Other past service projects have benefited Friends of the Public Library, Heartfelt Tidbits, Kudos Kids – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Wyoming City Schools, among many others.
“I joined JWC last year and it’s been a great experience. It’s really helped me connect with our community,” says Lindsey van Leersum, a new member of JWC.
JWC of Wyoming reinforces the community’s recent DEI efforts into making Wyoming more inclusive. According to its inclusive statement, JWC is a place for all those who identify as women. Your skin color, address, abilities, background, and religion are welcome here. Our differences make us stronger, bolder, and more interesting, and we celebrate them.