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GFWC Volunteers Make Positive Community Impact

Contact: Michele J. Mount
For Immediate Release
P: 202-347-3171
E: MMount@GFWC.org

 

GFWC Volunteers Make Positive Community Impact

June 15, 2012 (Charlotte, N.C.) – General Federation of Women’s Clubs members volunteered more than seven million hours during this past year, improving the lives of countless others in 3,500 communities nationwide. Living its mission of community improvement through volunteer service, GFWC’s 100,000 members completed 116,204 projects and donated nearly $39 million.

“GFWC members’ generosity donations, steadfast commitment, and remarkable contributions enhance the lives of others, by making a difference in local communities, and an impact of our world” said GFWC International President Carlene A. Garner, in her address to 1,100 clubwomen during the 2012 GFWC Annual Convention, in Charlotte, N.C.

“I am proud of our work advocating for domestic violence awareness and prevention, supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, and encouraging civic involvement,” Garner said.

Noteworthy achievements during the past year include the establishment of the GFWC Library Replenishment Fund, the implementation of GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship, and a donation to UNICEF for earthquake victims in Haiti and Japan.

 

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About the General Federation of Women’s Clubs

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by advocating for domestic violence awareness and prevention, supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, and encouraging civic involvement.

 
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