Since its inception in 1989, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild has raised over $1.4 million to support local charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties. The Guild is proud to continue this Legacy of Caring each year by hosting a gala and auction and a marketplace including a juried arts and crafts show.

In 2017, the Women’s Guild raised over $100,000 to benefit charities that focus on enabling the well-being of women and children by providing life skills to overcome the cycle of poverty, oppression or substance abuse.



Angels In The Woods

Angels in the Woods is a wing of the Big Canoe Women’s Guild Legacy of Caring.  The Angels in the Woods program is a way to honor, remember, or celebrate someone special with an honorarium. All donations to this program go to charities in Pickens and Dawson counties that are supported by the Women’s Guild’s Legacy of Caring.

Started by Anne Youmans in 2008 as a way for Big Canoe residents to make a donation to the former Tour of Homes without directly participating in the tour events, Angels in the Woods has expanded its scope and purpose.  This program, chaired by Becky Fleming and Susan Grimes, is now a year-round way to remember a special person in your life.  Think of Veterans Day, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day.

A donation to Angels in the Woods is a way to –

  • Remember a friend or relative who has passed away
  • Congratulate a person on a special occasion, like a birthday or an anniversary or retirement
  • Thank someone for their extraordinary help
  • Celebrate the birth of a child or grandchild

Each contribution is followed by a thank-you note to the donor and an acknowledgement to the family or person remembered.

Click here for a form for Angels in the Woods or pick up one at the Postal Facility.  Click here to view a quarterly list of all honorees and contributors.

For more information, please contact Susan Grimes at 706-268-3221
or Lynn Roberts at 706-579-1512.


Continue the Legacy of Caring. Be an angel and help someone today.

Rewards Programs

Amazon Smile Rewards Program

Imagine shopping and raising money at the same time! Amazon will now donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild! It’s easy! Simply log on to www.smile.amazon.com, select Big Canoe Chapel as the organization you wish to support, then shop away! The Women’s Guild will receive a quarterly direct deposit to our bank account, and all the money will go to charities in Pickens and Dawson Counties. Don’t delay – register today!

*Remember: The Women’s Guild only benefits when you start at www.smile.amazon.com.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The Women’s Guild is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. To participate, log on to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, be sure to have your Kroger plus Card handy, and link your card to #84016, Big Canoe Chapel. Then every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card, your purchases are credited to the Women’s Guild. We will receive a quartererly check, and all the money will go to charities in Pickens and Dawson Counties. Register today!