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.
Elaine Oppenheimer has been in love with the GFWC Needham Women’s Club since joining in 2015.
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.
GFWC Polk County Service Club
GFWC Polk County Service Club (Oregon) served as the coordinators for the Polk County Fair Talent Contest. There were two divisions (Youth from age 3-12 and Young Adult from 13-19) with 17 contestants. Laurel Jones, Vice President of GFWC Polk County Service Club, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Parents, grandparents, and friends all came out to fill the audience and it was very well attended. One of the Judges was GFWC Oregon State President, Pam Briggs.