Yucaipa Woman’s Club
The Yucaipa Woman’s Club (California) Spa Boxes project is a perfect way to show appreciation for women in the military. Through member donations of produces and money, they buy boxes, decorate them, include a welcoming card, and fill it with candles, note pads, pens, nail polish, bath items, and candies. No two boxes are alike, but each has their special love and gratitude enclosed.
The club does this project because women in the military who return from deployment immediately return to their role as wife and mother without the adjustment period usually granted to men veterans. The club wants those women to know they are special, their service is appreciated, and that the dedication to our country is recognized.
The club donates the boxes to the Jerry L. Pettis Veterans Hospital Women’s Health Center. Each women who registers with the center receives on of their boxes. They have donated 540 boxes in the past 3 years!
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.