GFWC Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club
Members from the GFWC Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club (Virginia) got a head start on their Advocates for Children Week project by making 125 “comfort” bears for distribution to babies and young children receiving Emergency Room medical care at the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. The bears were the handiwork of their talented crafters who devoted their time and skills in making them bright, cheerful, and soft as a warm hug. When the bears were delivered on August 11, 2018, INOVA Fair Oaks staff said that the bears are sure to bring a smile and comfort to both children and their parents.
For more than 60 years, GFWC clubwoman and 2020 Jennie Award Winner Barbara Winingham has been making a difference in her community by volunteering with GFWC Texas and GFWC Amity Club of Bowie.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.