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!
Justine, whose husband Paul is a Vietnam Army veteran, has been an active clubwoman for 17 years. If there’s a club office, she’s held it.
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 Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.