On the Web October + November 2008
CLICK TO SAVE A LIFE! Visit The Breast Cancer Site and click the “Click to Give FREE Mammograms” button to help fund free mammograms for women in need—low-income, inner-city, and minority women—whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is pro-vided to U.S. clinics through the e˜ orts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.
PICK YOUR PASSION and learn how to make it a priority. The GFWC Passion Project continues to lead club members to sources of information and ideas for learning about their passions and how to launch proj-ects, involve others, and create change. It’s never too late to investigate your passions, or to share with your fellow clubwomen tips on staying motivated, over-coming obstacles, and reaching a wider audience.
WANT TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION? Do you have ideas to share about volunteering, or a personal experience or opinion that you want to discuss with other volunteers? Find out about an online blog where volunteers from across the globe are sharing their stories, learning from the insight of others, and participating in the global conversation on community service.
WALK IN JENNIE JUNE’S SHOES as part of the new, interactive WHRC Experience at GFWC Headquarters. The WHRC is expanding opportunities for clubwomen to explore GFWC’s rich collections with a new and engaging interactive history adventure.
DELVE INTO LEARNING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING! Got a few extra minutes that you want to spend learning about volunteering, or reading the stories of folks who have volunteered in all manner of locations, situations, and capacities? Find out which books on volunteering can feed your hunger for knowledge, and consider adding a few to your reading list.
GO AROUND THE WORLD WITH GFWC and your fellow clubwomen. GFWC is getting ready to set off for Hawaii, see the Canadian Rockies by rail, and experience the once-each-decade Passion Play event on a tour of the Imperial Cities of Europe. All this is available through our affinity partner, Collette Vacations. Find out more about where GFWC is going, and how you can go, too!
FEED FIDO. The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a speci?c need—providing food and care for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Similar the The Breast Cancer Site mentioned above, if you visit the Animal Rescue Site and click on the “Click Here to Give—It’s FREE” button, funds for food and care are donated to help a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. More than 10 million animals are put to death each year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted. Funding is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at renowned animal sanctuaries, pet shelters supported by the Pet?nder Foundation and the North Shore Animal League, and other worthy animal care facilities.