The GFWC Juniors Special Program: Advocates for Children works to make a difference in the life of a child by being an advocate, a voice for children, and to teach and encourage parents, caregivers, and others in the community to advocate for children at the grassroots level.  Children depend on the advocacy of others, especially their parents and caregivers, to protect and promote their interests.

GFWC advocates for children by working to:

  • Ensure that they are protected from harmful situations.
  • Encourage healthy physical and emotional lifestyles.
  • Impact policy to improve children’s lives.

GFWC Juniors’ Special Program

Advocates for Children Week

During GFWC Advocates for Children Week, we work with law enforcement and child protective service agencies in communities nationwide to identify the needs for children or families in their communities and respond to those needs.

Sunday, October 19, to Saturday, October 25, 2025

Sunday, October 20, to Saturday, October 26, 2024

Safety and security don’t just happen; they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

—Nelson Mandela

GFWC Juniors Special Program: Advocates for Children Club Projects:

Multiple clubs/States

GFWC Flushing (MI) had a bedding drive and collected 28 bedding sets; The Women’s Club of Somersworth (NH) donated funds for a bunk bed with its bedding; GFWC Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club (TN) donated funds to provide beds for ten children, and the GFWC du Midi Woman’s Club (AL) members volunteered to build beds, donated funds, and their Juniorettes had a pillow drive, collecting 18 pillows. The GFWC Centennial Club (MD) had a speaker from SHP attend a meeting and donated two sheet sets and two pillows. SHP is a national volunteer organization that builds beds for children sleeping on the floor. They provide a mattress and bedding sets. Their motto is “No child sleeps on the floor in our town.”

GFWC Northboro junior woman’s club

The GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club partnered with two local girl-centered service and leadership groups to host a Period Palooza open to the community. The event was organized to help fight period poverty and to bring awareness to the issue. Speakers discussed the need for equitable access to menstrual products and how a lack of access affects females locally and globally. Participants were invited to decorate pouches filled with one month’s worth of various products. The period kits were delivered to the local library, food pantry, and middle & high schools.





2023 GFWC Statistical Data