Fundraising Activities

Profits made  from these activities fund our community projects and scholarships.

  • November Garage Sale
  • Dimes for Pines – Members donate their spare change at each meeting to buy trees for reforestation in a state forest of their choice.
  • Basket/ Raffle – A gift basket assembled or a plant prepared by the Ways and Means Committee is raffled at each meeting.

Holiday Donations

Members donate holiday gifts to the residents of “My Sister’s Place”.  This facility provides temporary shelter to battered women and their children. Gift certificates are also given to these mothers to provide them an opportunity to select personal gifts that they can present to their children.

Horticulture Therapy

In partnership with a local assisted care facility members provide flower arranging materials and companionship while residents arrange their floral bouquets.

TumbleweedPark, Chandler, AZ – Historical Preservation

Members have installed a watering system, planted an orange and grapefruit tree, honeysuckle and Banksia rose vines, and foundation plantings featuring plants of the era at the McCroskey house – a 1917 Sears kit house.  An arbor with bench was installed and the Banksia roses now cover it.  A peach and a fig tree were also planted. On-going planting and maintenance of this garden is done by our members. This project benefits the local community by maintaining some of its heritage as new developments take over surrounding areas. This project also educates by demonstrating gardening methods used in the area in the mid 1900s and shows how to utilize similar plantings in their own gardens.

Partners of Tumbleweed Ranch

Weeders Garden Club provides representation on the Tumbleweed Ranch Steering Committee due to the club’s contributions to McCroskey House.  Their mission is to help interpret Chandler’s agricultural heritage through programs and events and enhance ranch resources through financial and volunteer support.

Master Gardener Scholarships

The club provides scholarships to members who participate and complete the Master Gardener training program. This enhances our club’s effectiveness in working in the community on garden outreach programs.

Pattie at Arbor Day

Pattie at Arbor Day

Girl Scouts

Members provide education on low desert gardening enabling a Chandler Girl Scout troop to earn their gardening badge and learn about gardening.

Other Donations

The Club provides yearly monetary support for these activities:

  • Arbor Day
  • AFGC Scholarships
  • Funding of State Life Memberships and Flower Show Schools