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!
Utilizing the leadership skills she learned as an Air Force Colonel, Carol has served GFWC on the local, state, and national levels.
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 Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.