Strength in Numbers - GFWC's Accomplishments
One need look no further than their local woman's club to find the key to community improvement. The dedication of our more than 100,000 GFWC clubwomen have made it possible to achieve the following:
- Generously contributed $180,000 for a fully-equipped ambulance to be used by the New York City Fire Department in response to the loss of equipment suffered as the result of 9/11
- Fulfilled a commitment to America's Promise by raising and donating over $13.5 million in books and materials to public libraries and public school libraries through its Libraries 2000 Programs
- Partnered with the President's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History in an effort to increase awareness of the important role women have played in local communities since our country was founded
- Sponsored a nationwide discussion on the changing roles of women through "Which Way Forward for Women?" forums
- Initiated the annual Jane Cunningham Croly/GFWC Print Journalist Contest for Excellence in Covering Issues of Concern to Women
- Attended a ceremony in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1994 at which time GFWC founder Jane Cunningham Croly was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
- Initiated a Safety for Older Americans Program
- Instituted a Youth Suicide Prevention Program
- Founded the GFWC Women's History and Resource Center
- Started an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program for women and children
- Supported equal pay for equal work
- Been recognized as the first women's organization to endorse the Peace Corps
- Been recognized as the first women's organization to implement an AIDS education program.
These and many more accomplishments are the reward for the hard work and lifelong dedication of GFWC clubwomen.