Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT) partnered with the Enfield Food Shelf to make 89 cold-weather bags for those experiencing homelessness in their area. The bags contained necessities like socks, cold-weather accessories, snacks, and water bottles.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

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GFWC Peninsula District Club

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service by volunteering at Emergency Food Network (EFN). EFN is a supplier to food banks in Pierce County, Washington. District members packed fresh vegetables and labeled bags for distribution. Working at EFN provided District Clubs the opportunity to work together and provided an activity should members’ home clubs have nothing planned.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

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GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh (TWCR) made a connection with a local high school and discovered a need for snacks for some students. Snacks donated by members were delivered in November.  While making the delivery, volunteers were told that hoodies were also a need as the weather has gotten colder.  At the club’s December general meeting, money, snacks, and hoodies were donated.  TWCR was able to deliver 50 hoodies and a trunk full of snacks to the high school for their food pantry and after school program.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service…

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman’s Club (AZ)

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GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman’s Club

The GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman’s Club participated in the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s held November 4, 2023 in Phoenix, AZ.  They became interested in this cause after hearing information about the Alzheimer’s Association at the GFWC Convention in June 2023. A flyer was developed on how to donate to the team for club members to distribute and post on social media. It was also published in the club’s newsletter and posted on their website.

The club had 10 walkers on the team.  Many donations were given by club members, family, and friends. The goal was to reach $1000 in donations and the club exceeded this goal by raising $1725. The team was honored by having a placard with “General Federation of Women’s Clubs” on the Honor Walk since they had raised $1000 for the cause.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service…

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Indio (CA)

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GFWC Woman’s Club of Indio

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Indio’s 2023 GFWC National Day of Service projects benefitted 2 organizations: FIND Food Bank (FIND) & Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM). They helped FIND by providing healthy food collection, solicitation of monetary donations, assembly of 302 produce bags, and 270 Senior Boxes. At CVRM they prepped food for meals including cutting, chopping or peeling carrots, onions & bell peppers, cracking & mixing 800 raw eggs. The Woman’s Club of Raleigh (TWCR) made a connection with a local high school and discovered a need for snacks for some students. Snacks donated by members were delivered in November.  While making the delivery, volunteers were told that hoodies were also a need as the weather has gotten colder.  At the club’s December general meeting, money, snacks, and hoodies were donated. TWCR was able to deliver 50 hoodies and a trunk full of snacks to the high school for their food pantry and after school program.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service…

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: Florida District 10 Juniorettes

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Florida District 10 Juniorettes

Forty members from Florida District 10, including Juniorette and Women’s Club members, joined together for their National Day of Service Project. Clubs painted ceramic bowls for the “Empty Bowls in the Gardens” event hosted by Palm Beach County Food Bank. The event is a fundraiser where attendees receive a painted ceramic bowl and sample soups from local restaurants. The proceeds benefit the food bank’s mission to feed their community.GFWC members also volunteered at the event assisting with set-up, stuffing swag bags, bowl selection of attendees, selling raffle tickets, and managing event areas.

Clubs included: Juniorette C, JWC, WC of Jupiter-Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens WC, Stuart WC, Greater W Palm Bcc WC

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service…

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Vinton (VA)

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GFWC Woman’s Club of Vinton

GFWC Woman’s Club of Vinton (VA) celebrated the inaugural GFWC National Day of Service by contributing to the Vinton Baptist Church Blessing Box. Members donated shelf stable food and personal care items that are stored in an outdoor cabinet, available 24/7 to those who need it without fear of judgement. Their club has decided to make recurring monthly donations in support of ending food insecurity.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service…

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Goddard Woman’s Club (KS)

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GFWC Goddard Woman’s Club

GFWC Goddard Woman’s Club (KS) clubwomen volunteered at the Kansas Food Bank in Wichita, Kansas to package “Food 4 Kids” weekend packets of food for children who are at the highest risk for chronic undernourishment. The packets are free and contain kid friendly, easy to open and eat items. Over 6,000 children per week are supported through the program. The Kansas Food Bank serves 85 counties in Kansas to fight food insecurity.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Enfield (CT)

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Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District Club (WA)

In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service…

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (NC)

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Sedley Woman’s Club (VA) & GFWC Southwest Region Woman’s Club (CO)

The GFWC Sedley Woman’s Club participated in the GFWC National Day of Service by volunteering at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Members sorted food donations, stocked shelves, and assembled boxes. They took a tour of the facilities to learn about the foodbank feeds Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

GFWC Southwest Region Woman’s Club (SRWC) volunteered at the Benefits in Action food warehouse in Lakewood, Colorado for the National Day of Service. They packed 220 boxes, equalling 4,360 pounds of food to be delivered to 220 households. These boxes are distributed to low-income families, seniors, medically fragile, and those without access to local food banks.

Volunteers in Action: GFWC Ohio Austintown Junior Women’s League(OH) & GFWC LaBelle Community Woman’s Club (FL)

The GFWC Ohio Austintown Junior Women’s League(AJWL) recently completed an Environment and Recycling project. For over a year, clubwomen collected over 100 pounds of bottle caps and plastic lids. These plastic products were repurposed into a bench with the club’s name printed on it. The bench was then placed at the AJWL Butterfly and Pollinator Garden at their local park.

GFWC LaBelle Community Woman’s Club had the Honor of being invited by the Hendry County Rotary Club to create a display of all they have achieved over the past 80+ years in LaBelle. They had several old books, pictures and newspaper articles from when the club began in 1930. Several years later they elected to join the General Federation Of Women’s Clubs. The display is at the LaBelle Courthouse on the main floor next to the Tax Collector’s office.