The Fall and Winter are the seasons of giving!  The Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club will be conducting our annual collection drives in support of Seafarers House, The Pantry of Broward and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.  See below for details and contact Chair with your questions or make alternative arrangement to drop off items if you cannot attend club meetings.


The Pantry of Broward – November– Thanksgiving dry food items or grocery gift cards. Contact Home Life Chair, Donna Richardson at 954-762-9444 or

The Pantry of Broward is a 501(c)3 organization registered with the State of Florida. The Pantry was founded in 2008 by Elizabeth “B.J. Buntrock,” a local philanthropist who saw the need for a charitable organization that could address the unique needs of seniors and grandparents raising their grandchildren on fixed incomes.


Seafarers House ShoeBox Christmas – November - Toiletry items needed are  body wash, deodorant, shaving cream, comb, toothpaste, writing pens, tissues and white socks. Our goal is 50 boxes this year. We can do it with your help!  Contact International Chair, Ashley Brizendine at 954-494-3256 or for more information.

The holidays can be a difficult time for mariners who are working far away from family and friends, and missing the experience of opening packages and sharing holiday joy with their loved ones. Annually, hundreds of volunteers from the community support Seafarers House by collecting, packaging, wrapping and delivering gifts to approximately 1,500 mariners aboard as many as 80 different cargo and tanker ships docked at Port Everglades during the holidays.


Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment CenterNovember & December – Holiday toys specifically for teens.  Board Games, Arts & Crafts Kits, Remote Control Cars, Electronic Toys, Movie Tickets, Sports Equipment, Walmart Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards. Contact Home Life Chair, Donna Richardson at 954-762-9444 or

Established in 1983 as the follow-up program of the state’s Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center system, the CDTC has grown to be one of the largest children’s agencies in south Florida, serving over 11,000 children and  youth annually. The Center’s focus has always been to provide medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and development disabilities and to provide support and education to their families.