Members of MWA not only raise funds for local nonprofits, the membership also supports these organizations in a variety of other ways. Monthly donation drives and volunteer work are an essential component of our mission to serve the community. The following are organizations that we support through donations or volunteer work.
Adopt a Highway
MWA provides the Lower Makefield Township (LMT) roads department with our volunteer effort to “keep the highways clean.” MWA members maintain a 3 mile stretch of roadway in LMT. Four to six times a year (weather permitting) members patrol this portion of road and pick up litter. Our “highway” is Edgewood Road in Lower Makefield Township. PennDot has recognized us with a sign at the intersection of Edgewood and Makefield Roads in the Township. MWA has served as the sponsor of this portion of the roadway for over 20 years.
Caring for Friends
Caring For Friends provides meals to homebound adults. About five times a year, MWA provides 100-150 meals by organizing a mass cooking drive. The membership of MWA uses the kitchen facilities of a local church to assemble dinner trays with donated or purchased food. These prepared trays are then stored in the church freezer for distribution by Aid for Friends.
A Woman’s Place
Each month our members collect specific items that are needed by residents at the shelter (such as personal care items, children’s items ranging from toys to clothes). Our membership also helps find needed items when families move to new apartments. Holiday support to the families at AWP is also provided.
BCHG Apartment Partners
In partnership with the Bucks County Housing Group, MWA has “adopted” one of six transitional housing apartments at the Morrisville Supportive Housing Shelter. MWA provides designated supplies – such as furniture, window treatments, clothing, toys, food, etc. for each family that moves into their adopted unit. Additional support throughout the year is also provided, especially during the winter holidays. A Thanksgiving basket and Christmas gifts are provided to the family.
Bucks County Housing Group – Penndel Food Pantry
Operated by the Bucks County Housing Group, the Penndel Community Food Pantry provides food to families in need in the Lower Bucks County region. In October 2014, Penndel Food Pantry enrolled 118 new families in their program. These new families will join 1405 other families who access the Penndel Pantry on a regular basis. 45% of those in need are children.
FSA (Family Services Association) Homeless Shelter
In addition to monthly donation drives (FSA food pantry, summer camp items, baby items, personal care items), members of MWA host an annual Halloween party for the children in residence at the shelter. Members collect Halloween costumes and provide the children with the costume of their dream (if we don’t have it, we find it!). The members also host a spring party in March or April (complete with the Easter Bunny and spring baskets). Additionally, members volunteer time to clean and organize storage rooms, decorate for teen events at other sites, and other activities when needed by FSA.