The Packers Women's Association (PWA) members teamed up with the community to share their time, talents and resources. PWA, an arm of the Green Bay Packers organization, is a non-profit organization whose main focus is to support the community through various outreach programs. Membership in the PWA is comprised of players', coaches', and male staff members' significant others, in addition to full-time female Packers employees.
The PWA kicked off the opening weekend of football by volunteering at the ASPIRO Awareness Walk, taking part for the third consecutive year. ASPIRO is a Green Bay organization that creates opportunities for people with disabilities to reach goals, connect in the community, and achieve independence. PWA members were also honored to be the sole judges for the ASPIRO Chili Cook-Off, held as part of the Awareness Walk.
Twenty members of the PWA participated in theMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk, with all proceeds going to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The PWA teamed up with Festival Foods for the 24th Annual Food Drive for Paul’s Pantry. The drive was quite successful, netting over 13,000 food items and $16,462 in the hours leading up to a Packers home game.
PWA continued its work on a program started in 2009, the PWA Care for Kids project, designed to support pediatric patients at local hospitals. Over 1,000 arts and crafts projects, games and movies were donated to the hospitals for distribution to young patients during their extended and often overwhelming stays in the hospital.
The Packers served as host in an interactive and entertaining event geared toward educating women about football. The event, arranged by several members of the PWA, featured guest speakers, drills and skills sessions with players inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers practice facility.
The PWA adopted 19 families for the holiday season. Each family anonymously submits a list of their basic needs and interests, which the PWA members and their families do the best to fulfill, bringing cheer to both those giving and receiving.
The members of the PWA adopted and updated three bedrooms at the House of Hope, a shelter serving homeless, single mothers and their children. Occupants of the rooms were offered the opportunity to take the donated items with them when their stay at the facility was complete.