The GFWC Woman’s League of Mount Airy
The GFWC Woman’s League of Mount Airy, North Carolina consists of 12 women who work together to make a difference in their community.
“We are a small but very active group in our community hoping to make it a better place for all,” said Lisa Goodin, the club’s president.
The club, chartered in 1997, is known for two outstanding projects. Firstly, Wrap a Smile were clubwomen raise money for Operation Smile. Secondly, the Andie Opie Take me Fishing Day when the club partners with the Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Stop Child Abuse Now, Mount Airy Parks and Recreation, and Healing Waters to teach local children how to fish.
“GFWC means friendship, working, and volunteering with like-minded women for a common cause,” said Wendy Carriker, a member of the club. “We all come from different walks of life and are at different places in our lives, yet we come together and really do make a difference in so many ways in our community and beyond.”
“We are a small but very active group in our community hoping to make it a better place for all.”
As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
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.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!