Women’s Division

Since 1965, the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber has focused on fostering the spirit of charitable giving and economic development among the women of the Grapevine area. We aim to enable everyone to contribute to the advancement of the civic, business, and educational interests in the community. We are a hardworking group of women that have a commitment to serve the community of Grapevine.  Each year we look forward to helping students within GCISD by providing school supplies at the start of each school year. Each December we provide gifts and other necessities for over 100 senior adults during the Christmas season.

The Women’s Division motto is SERVE – support, engage, respect, volunteer and encourage.  It is what we do each year, and will continue to grow upon and develop.

G.I.V.E.

Get Involved Volunteer Exceed

Click Here for Membership Application

The Women’s Division Monthly Luncheon is the second Tuesday of each month.

$20 if paid in advance
$25 at door

See the Chamber’s online calendar for more details.

Christmas Spirit Program:

The Christmas Spirit Program partners with GRACE to identify low income senior citizens and disabled members of the Grapevine community who need support during the holidays. This program is at the heart of the Women’s Division’s mission and thousands of gifts have been delivered since it was established in 1973. Participants are interviewed by Women’s Division members, wish lists are created and placed on a giving tree a few weeks before Christmas. Community members may select a wish list from the tree and purchase gifts for that person or household.
“Wish List” Trees will go up at the GRAPEVINE Chamber OFFICE and REC BUILDING in late november.  
Gifts are typically items of necessity and provide basic dignity and holiday joy to our neighbors. In addition to the donated gifts, the Women’s Division provides a monetary gift and a gift bag of essential items to each household. All gifts are distributed to the recipients a few days before Christmas by Women’s Division members who are often dressed as Christmas elves! In 2020, the Women’s Division experienced a shortfall in funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of two major fundraisers in 2020. We are asking for your donations to ensure that we can continue to serve these deserving individuals, many of whom have been members of the Grapevine community for decades.

To donate $25 to purchase a Bag of Essential Household Items, CLICK Here! 

However you choose to donate, the Women’s Division thanks you for helping us continue our mission to serve our community!

Elves on the Run 5K & Fun Run:

Elves on the Run is a family-friendly community 5K and 1K Fun Run in the heart of Grapevine – the Christmas Capital of Texas! Where children can meet Santa at the finish line and enjoy Santa’s Workshop, prizes, and giveaways.

Elves on the Run was designed to help fund the needs of local senior citizens and children in the Grapevine community. The funds raised go towards supporting both our Back to School Fair in GCISD as well as our Christmas Spirit Program for the Grapevine senior citizens. Instead of running in this year’s race maybe we could all still find it in our hearts to help others by participating in this new, VIRTUAL GIVING format that will allow participants the ability to donate in the longstanding tradition of giving by donating from the safety of their own homes.

Our goal is still to provides a monetary gift and a gift bag of essential items to each Senior Citizen household. All gifts are distributed to the recipients a few days before Christmas by Women’s Division members who are often dressed as Christmas elves!

To donate $25 to purchase a Bag of Essential Household Items, CLICK Here! 


10th Annual Back to School Fair in GCISD:
August, 2021

Since 1965, the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber has focused on fostering the spirit of charitable giving and economic development among the Grapevine area. We aim to enable everyone to contribute to the advancement of the civic, business and educational interest in the community. We are a hardworking group of women that have a commitment to serve the community of Grapevine. Each year we look forward to helping students within GCISD by providing school supplies at the start of each school year.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 25th Annual Great Taste of Grapevine in 2021 was canceled. You may not be aware, but this is one of the Women’s Division’s largest fundraisers and proceeds are used to purchase school supplies for disadvantaged students in GCISD. This year we will be providing for over 1400 students in need. Thank you to our fellow Chamber members and the community for your help this year. Without your support, we would not be able to serve the students within our district.

 

Make a Donation to the Grapevine United Charities

2021 Women’s Division Leadership:

ChairSharon Smith
Vice ChairSusie Howell
Vice Chair of Community ServiceKim Deras
Vice Chair of CommunicationsAlisa Runge
Vice Chair of FinanceTraci Coy
Vice Chair of FundraisingCasey Maxfield
Vice Chair of ProgramsHaydee Young
Vice Chair of SponsorshipsJanice Kane
Vice Chair of Ways and MeansKindal Wright-Kreamer
SecretaryVictoria Claunch
ParliamentarianNancy Cable
CORPORATE CULTURE • COMMUNITY CARING • CLASSIC CHARACTER
Contact Info: E-mail: info@grapevinechamber.org Office: 200 Vine Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-481-1522