The Makefield Women's Association (M.W.A.) consists of a diverse group of women dedicated to raising funds and providing services to individuals in need. We are actively involved in community service and have consistently supported programs that benefit both the local community and worthy humanitarian organizations.
MWA was previously known as the Yardley Makefield Jaycees Auxiliary, which was formed in the early 1960's. In 1985 the National Jaycees opened its membership to women and all Jaycee auxiliaries were dissolved. Although the Yardley women were invited to join the Jaycees they opted to remain a separate organization. Throughout the last 40 years MWA has been known as the Yardley-Makefield Jaycees Auxiliary, the Yardley-Lower Makefield Women's Auxiliary and finally as the Makefield Women's Association, as we are known today MWA!
Distribution of funds from our annual fundraising efforts is made each April to those non-profits selected as Annual Beneficiaries. MWA chooses annual beneficiaries each year in November through a membership nominating and voting process. If you would like your group to be considered as a nominee, please contact us at 267.573.9692 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following seven organizations/groups received funds in April 2013 during the annual distribution of funds.A Woman’s Place
As the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, Pa., A Woman's Place (AWP) provides comprehensive free, private, and confidential service, support, education, outreach, and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse and violence and their children and the community. Learn more at www.awomansplace.org.Bucks County Housing Group
This private, non-profit organization works to advance the interest of low income families in crisis by providing affordable housing and related social services. The goal of BCHG is to assist families in obtaining permanent housing and to provide opportunities for families to be self-sufficient. Learn more at www.bchg.org.FSA (Family Services Association); Designated for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter
Located in Levittown, this shelter provides homeless families with a safe, temporary home, along with food, medical care, clothing, social services and “more importantly, hope.” Each year, over 500 people call the Red Cross shelter home, with 50% of the 85-person shelter residents being children. Learn more at www.fsabc.org.Kisses for Kyle
The Kisses For Kyle foundation is dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families who reside in the Philadelphia region, its surrounding counties and portions of New Jersey and Delaware. The foundation serves to raise money to provide grants to families whose children are battling cancer and to provide hope and happiness to children with cancer through donations of gifts and their participation in other fun events. Learn more at http://www.kissesforkyle.org/.Penndel Community Food Pantry (BCHG)
Operated by the Bucks County Housing Group, the Penndel Community Food Pantry provides food to families in need in the lower Bucks County region. Learn more at www.bchg.org/food-pantries/.Yardley Makefield Public Library
The Yardley Makefield Public Library, located on Edgewood Road in Yardley provides wonderful programs for families and children. Our support has been earmarked for those programs.Yardley Makefield Fire Company
The Yardley-Makefield Fire Company is the sole provider of fire protection of the businesses and residents of Lower Makefield and Yardley Borough. YMFC operates two station houses and is 100% volunteer. They pay for all operating costs, equipment, clothing and training from funding and donations/fundraisers.Pennsbury Scholarships (2)
Awarded to female graduating seniors who are in need of assistance to further their education. These individuals show scholastic excellence as well as community involvement. The Pennsbury High School Guidance Department recommends these students.
Please visit the Harvest Day Raffle of our website. The beneficiaries of this annual event are specifically selected each year and funds raised from the Harvest Day Raffle are distributed to those two beneficiaries. Harvest Day Raffle funds do not support our annual beneficiaries.
Members of MWA not only raise funds for local non-profits, 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 roads department with our volunteer effort to “keep the highways clean”. MWA members maintain a 3 mile stretch of roadway in Lower Makefield Township. 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.Aid for Friends
AFF provides meals to home bound 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. To learn more about Aid for Friends http://www.aidforfriends.org.A Woman’s Place
Each month our members collect specific items that are needed by residents at the shelter (such as personal care items, to children’s items ranging from toys to clothes). Our membership also helps find needed items when families more to new apartments. Holiday support to the families at AWP is also provided. Learn more at www.awomansplace.org.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. Learn more at www.bchg.org.FSA (Family Services Association) Homeless Shelter
In addition to monthly donation drives (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 as needed by FSA. Learn more at www.fsabc.org.
MWA is dedicated to raising funds that support the above programs and our annual beneficiaries. Most of these funds come from the annual fall festival (MWA Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm). The below list includes additional ways MWA raises funds. You need not be a member to support these efforts!Scrip Programs
For several years now, we have raised funds through a “grocery store” scrip program. Several of the local supermarkets participate in this program. Our organization purchases gift cards/certificates at the supermarket at reduced cost, then sells the cards/certificates at full value (usually 5% above our cost) to members and friends.
MWA recently began participating in the Great Lakes Scrip Program. This works very similarly to the grocery store gift program, except the array of stores and restaurants is vast. The percentage of “profit” realized by MWA for the purchase of these discounted gift cards ranges from 4% to as high as 18%.
Note: You need not be a member of MWA to participate in purchasing either grocery store scrip or Great Lakes Scrip. Contact us if you wish to purchase scrip, which in turn supports our beneficiaries.Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser
MWA has hosted several Flapjack Breakfast Fundraisers at Applebee’s in Newtown, Pa. Applebee’s supplies the food and the cook and our group supplies the service. Please check the "Events" section of the website for any upcoming Flapjack Fundraisers.Miscellaneous Fundraisers
Throughout the year the members of MWA are constantly looking for ways to raise funds. In the past we have had scrapbooking events and Fall bulb sales. Please use the contact us portion of this page if you have a suggestion for an MWA fundraiser.
We invite any woman who lives in the local area to join with us in serving our community. We welcome your experience, enthusiasm, ability and leadership!! You are cordially invited to visit one of our meetings and learn more about our organization and our programs.
We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the second floor meeting room at Sunrise of Lower Makefield at 631 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, Pa 19067.
If you are interested in joining, please email us at
Sunrise of Lower Makefield
631 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067
The Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) is proud to announce that the Lower Makefield Veterans Square Monument and Bucks for Kids have been selected as the beneficiaries of the 2013 MWA Annual Basket Raffle.
To learn more about this year's beneficiaries, please click here.
The Basket Raffle will be held during the First Annual MWA Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. If you or your business would like to donate a basket or an item to include in a basket, please contact us at 267.573.9692 or by email at email@example.com
The 2013 List of Baskets has been announced! Please check back often to see if basket details have been added!
1. American Girl "Doll of the Year" 2. iPad Mini 3. Hand-Made Doll House 4. Dining Out 5. iPod Touch 5th Generation 6. Family Fun 7. Star Wars Legos 8. Best in Show 9. Microsoft surface Tablet 10. Grounds for Sculpture and Rat’s Restaurant 11. Keurig Coffee Maker and Shoprite Coffee 12. Cooking at Home 13. Home Basket 14. Sports Enthusiast 15. Ladies basket 16. Pampered Dog Products 17. Harley Basket 18. Victoria's Secret Basket 19. Yoga Starter Kit 20. Hand-Made Pen by Barry Gross
The Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) is honored to keep its tradition of supporting the community alive through their fall arts and crafts festival with the announcement that the first annual “MWA Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm” will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2013!
MWA has been part of an annual fall festival fundraiser for over forty years and is excited to continue this tradition in their new location, Shady Brook Farm. The membership of MWA is pleased to bring fine arts and craft vendors, as well as food, entertainment, community organizations and businesses together for a day of family fun and community celebration. “MWA Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm” will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10am until 5pm at the beautiful, 100 year old, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA, 19067.
Please click here to see a rendering of the site plan for the event.
For the location of this year's event and directions, please click here.
We are pleased to release the entertainment schedule for the day! Please click HERE for the schedule. As with any schedule, there may be changes, so please understand if it does!
MWA would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of our event sponsors! For a detailed list please click here.
MWA is pleased to bring fine arts and craft vendors, as well as food, entertainment, community organizations and businesses together for a day of family fun and community celebration. “MWA Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm” will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10am until 5pm at the beautiful, 100 year old, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA, 19067.
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Makefield Women's Association
P.O. Box 163
Yardley, PA 19067
You do not have to be a member to donate! Each month MWA collects items for our various charities. Items range from diapers and wipes, paper goods – toilet paper, paper towels – to school supplies and backpacks.
Due to the limited space available to many non-profits they are not able to warehouse donated goods and therefore prefer donations of gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart or even Kohl’s). When the need arises for a family moving from a homeless shelter to their own apartment, they will need the basics – furniture, sheets, towels, cooking utensils, eating utensils, etc. Providing gift cards for these items enables them to obtain these items and also eases the burden of storage for the non-profit.
This page will be updated on a monthly basis with a listing of items that have been requested. Should you like to make a donation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements can be made to either drop off or pick up your donation.
Throughout the year we collect Halloween costumes which are given to the children at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter. Each child is provided with a costume for the annual Halloween Party, hosted by MWA in October.
If you, or your business, wish to donate to our annual Harvest Day Raffle, please email us at email@example.com. Donations can be individual items to be included in a themed-basket, a stand-alone basket (must have a value of at least $150) or monetary donations to purchase items to include in a basket.
We have been grateful for monetary donations ranging from as little as $1 to as much as $500. Any monetary donation will be added to the funds of MWA to be distributed where most needed.
MWA is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization and, as such, all donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. Be sure to check with your employee to see if your donation qualifies for any matching funds programs they may have.