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The Women’s Service League of North Central Washington builds community by empowering and supporting women and helping them thrive.

Creating lasting change through partnerships

When women work together, transformative things happen. The Women’s Service League of North Central Washington (WSL) is a group of about 200 women of diverse ages who come together to serve others. Part of its mission is to provide lasting support to women and children in their community who are experiencing homelessness. But they do so much more.

Combining educational and charitable initiatives, the nonprofit helps collect diapers, wipes and formula to share with mothers who need them. They also collect clothing, jewelry, purses, shoes and accessories for women to use for work or job interviews, along with donating hot meals for families and winter coats for kids in need. They even work to source formal dresses so that any high school student who needs a dress for prom can get one free of charge.

As true believers in the power of collaboration, part of the money WSL raises is used for grants that are distributed to other local organizations serving those in need as well as provide funding for scholarships for women to attend college.


Inspiring volunteers for life

WSL serves another critical purpose — promoting volunteerism. Through its member programs, WSL trains women to take on leadership roles within the organization as well as the greater community. In the process, they build community, foster friendships, promote personal growth and help members gain valuable service experience. And since the organization works with women of all ages, it ensures continuity and weaves a tighter web of support for everyone.

“Whether through direct service or by inspiring others to volunteer, WSL is making a lasting positive impact on our community,” said Erica Mendoza, principal of Mendoza Insurance Services.


“WSL is making a lasting positive impact on our community.”

– Erica Mendoza, Principal, Mendoza Insurance Services


A platform for good

Erica Mendoza joined WSL in 2014 and currently serves on its board and several committees. When she founded Mendoza Insurance Services in 2021, she decided to use her platform as a small business owner to further WSL’s mission.

She and her employees help in a variety of ways. They volunteer at the nonprofit’s numerous annual events and consistently donate their time and talents each month. In addition, the agency’s office serves as a secure drop-off point for donations of clothing for women, winter coats for kids, and diapers, toiletries and other necessities for women and families who need them. Mendoza also uses her business contacts to encourage others to support WSL’s programs.

“The commitment shown by Erica and her staff is inspiring,” said WSL president Sue Epoch. “They demonstrate what’s possible when we work together.”


“Erica and her staff demonstrate what’s possible when we work together.”

– Sue Epoch, President, Women’s Service League of North Central Washington


Developing the potential of women

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Mariah Kulkin
5 months ago

Nicely done!

Erica Mendoza
6 months ago

WE DID IT!! THANK YOU SAFECO! We appreciate your support of NCW and our volunteer group.
WSLNCW is so grateful for your investment in our area

Amy Faucheux
6 months ago

Thank you for all you do to support the Women’s Service League of North Central Washington!!

Julie missal
6 months ago

Erica has looped in so many community members to assist with events. She is a bright light in our organization and our valley! Thank you Erica and Mendoza Insurance.

Myers Rhonda
6 months ago

WSL serves the community in so many helpful ways! Great volunteers and organization.

Nancy Poulos
6 months ago

What a wonderful cause!!

Tammie Parkinson
6 months ago

Erica! Thanks for entering WSL to this contest. You’re the best and so much fun to work with on projects. It’s been fun getting to know you. Bunny hugs, Tammie

Last edited 6 months ago by Tammie Parkinson
Brittany Weiner
6 months ago

Great cause! Thanks for all you do for the community!

Gabe Gonzalez
6 months ago

Thank you for all your great work!!

Michelle Crowell
6 months ago

Thank you Erica for all you do for this wonderful organization!

anita parsons
6 months ago

I love to volunteer at events with Erica. She is always smiling, has great ideas and is a team player. Yeah Erica!!!

Kate Brantner
6 months ago

I’m so proud of Erica and have been a member of WSL for many years. I’ve seen firsthand what we can accomplish when we work together

Oscar Mendoza
6 months ago

Keep up the good work !

Melony Bittinger
6 months ago

Woo hoo Erica!!

6 months ago

So proud to be a member of WSL, and especially proud of Erica and all of the amazing things she is doing for our community! WTG Erica!

Chad Avery
6 months ago

Great job Erica.

Chelsea Ramey
6 months ago

Great cause! Keep up the good work!

Tika Hawkins
6 months ago

Thank you for supporting such a great cause!

Last edited 6 months ago by Tika Hawkins
6 months ago

Well done!

6 months ago

Way to go Mendoza Insurance!!

Andy Thorp
6 months ago

Congratulations and thank you for giving back to your local community.

6 months ago

A wonderful cause!!

6 months ago

Great cause to support!!❤️

Amy D
6 months ago

Thank you for supporting your community!

Amy DeLorenzo
6 months ago

Love supporting such a great cause!

6 months ago

Congratulations Mendoza Insurance Services and The Women’s Service League of North Central Washington (WSL)!

Dave Markel
6 months ago

Awesome cause to support!

Melina Mwangi
6 months ago

Thank you for all the work you do towards a great cause!

6 months ago

Thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause!

Joe Condino
6 months ago

Well done Mendoza Insurance Services helping to support women and their families.

Carmen Jacobson
6 months ago

Love the support of an amazing cause!

Kristin Swanson
6 months ago

Thank you for supporting this amazing cause!

Kathy Straub
6 months ago

Congrats, Erica! Thank you for all you do for your community. This is amazing!

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