Upper Allen Woman’s Club
The objective of the Upper Allen Woman’s Club, located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is to develop the educational, civic, and social interests of its members, to advance the welfare of the community, and to promote the progress and work of GFWC.
From organizing craft shows to providing scholarships and arts awards to students in the local school district, the 84 members of the club are living up to these goals.
“Working with the members of this club is truly an inspiration,” said Karen Cochran, the club’s president. “Each woman brings her own set of talents and contributes willingly to our organization.”
Founded in 1971, the club plays an instrumental role in improving the lives of those in need. Fundraising efforts of several administrations led to the purchase and installation of a playground in town. Top projects include both a craft and fashion show, cookies with Mrs. Claus, scholarships, and more. The club financially supports several organizations in the area, including New Hope Ministries, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, and the local public library.
Through the Upper Allen Woman’s Club Foundation, the club presented eleven subject awards of $125 each and two scholarships of $1,500 each at its annual Senior Awards Night. A donation of $10,000 was also given to the local library through the foundation.
A club member since 1985, GFWC Treasurer Wendy Carriker is a proven leader in her community and state, and a dedicated clubwoman.
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 Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray
The GFWC Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray (South Carolina) aims to improve the Lake Murray area through various hands-on projects. Each month holds new and exciting volunteer opportunities, such as helping at a local children's shelter, packing Snack Packs for area schools, and adopting a family for Christmas.