The Outer Banks Women’s Club is one of those organization that seems to fly under the radar, yet they keep doing good work over and over again.
Founded in 1971, the Women’s Club is one of the oldest if not the oldest charitable organization on the Outer Banks doing the type of work that they do. Their contributions over the years have had a real impact on the quality of life on the Outer Banks.
Every year they hand out a number of scholarships to Dare County students. They work with organizations like the Dare County Saving Lives Task Force, an organization that has taken on the task of educating the public about drug abuse in our community and what can be done to improve conditions and our response.
When international students come to work for the summer, Women’s Club members are often welcome them to the Outer Banks.
There are other areas as well where the Women’s Club is on the front lines—in the arts, public issues and conservation.
And it all takes money.
One of their biggest fundraisers of the year is coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, August 7 and 8.
The 46th Annual Senior Citizens Arts & Craft fair at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills is a great opportunity to pick up something that truly represents the Outer Banks. The room in which it is held will be filled with some very good works of art, pottery, crafts and usually some home baked goods. The times are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. so there’s plenty of time to get there.
This is a great chance to create a memory of the Outer Banks and feel good about helping people in need.