December 12, 2019
UFCW 247 Women’s Committee brings Christmas baking to women’s shelter


Earlier this week, members of the UFCW Local 247 Women's Committee spent the day at a women's shelter doing Christmas baking with and for the women and their children residing there. (Pictured l-r are Sandra Peters, Kathleen Allen, and Dawn Stevenson)

The UFCW 247 Women’s Committee takes on activities that make a difference in the day-to-day lives of women, and UFCW 247 members are invited to join and/or participate. 

The Women’s Committee does work in the community that involves much more than simply helping out women in the union. Among the Committee’s efforts:


  • we prepare emergency kits to provide basic necessities to help those in trouble for 72 hours;
  • coordinate the annual Shoe Memorial each December;
  • BBQs;
  • baking events;
  • International Women’s Day events;
  • donations to Women’s Shelters;
  • donations to homeless shelters, and much more…


Women’s rights are an important issue for the union, and having an active Women’s Committee whose goal is to help people makes a positive difference in peoples lives, often at a time when they most need it.

Any members interested in participating in the UFCW 247 Women’s Committee can contact Tima Dickerson at the union office, or email   

Current members of the Women's Committee include Cathy Maw, Kathleen Allen, Sandra Peters, Dawn Stevenson, Cathy Shannon, and Tima Dickerson (chair).