Those plastic bags you drop off at Giant Eagle? Will be put to good use. After we finished sorting (gotta get rid of any garbage) and bundling, the bags went to a baler. From that location the bags will go to a plant in Virginia where they’ll become park benches. The benches are in the Oakmont and Verona area. One bench is at the cemetery up the hill.
PISA graciously gives a room for storage and sorting and supplied lunch for the workers. It was actually a pleasant couple of hours.
We contribute money from our fundraising efforts annually to our five core charities:
The women of RWA have multiple opportunities to give back to our local community through various service projects and charitable contributions. Some individuals in our group also often choose to volunteer directly with other local service organizations including Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Oakmont Lions and Rotary Recycling Program
In the spring, at the end of each RWA year, we provide monetary donations to support additional charities voted on by our group.
Throughout our year, we also strive to collect items and donations to support local charitable organizations such as the Food Pantries and Women's Shelters.
Proceeds from our fundraising efforts have also enabled RWA to award a scholarships of up to $2000 annually to local women who are beginning or continuing their education.
We have an application process that begins in the spring, and applicants must be local or be sponsored by an RWA participant.
We sponsor events such as the following which are open to the public:
Contact Us at: RWA@riversidewomensassociation.org
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or: PO Box 143, Oakmont, PA 15139