All members of the club volunteer at the Mystic Woman’s Club thrift shop.
The thrift shop was started over 45 years ago by three or four members of MWC. The shop is the club's primary source of fundraising and each year the profits are given back to the community by way of grants. All these years the shop has been run entirely by volunteers - approximately 45-50 volunteers a month!
The Finance Committee includes in its distribution of funds from the Thrift Shop four scholarships, one to each of the local high schools.. Mystic Woman’s Club awards these scholarships to graduating seniors selected by the schools rather than by the Woman’s Club.
The shop contributes to the community in ways other than the grants. Our "in-kind" donations give clothing and household items to victims of a fire, flood, to the New London Homeless Shelter, and to PNC. We also give bags of clothing, to collection bins for MADD, St. Vincent's, and Breast Cancer and worn-out linens to area animal shelters.