Giving Tuesday 2016
November 2, 2016
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During this time of the year, many GFWC clubs and clubwomen begin to consider their own holiday and end-of-year charitable donations. Here are just a few of the ways GFWC clubs can get involved in Giving Tuesday this year.
Donate to GFWC Partners
GFWC currently partners with thirteen 501(c)3 charitable organizations that reflect GFWC’s mission of community improvement through enhancing the lives of others. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile, Heifer International, and all of our Partners offer assistance and hope to women and children around the globe. Find the best fit for your club and make a donation for Giving Tuesday! Click here to view the complete list of GFWC’s Partners.
Donate to GFWC
Clubs can also make a donation to GFWC Headquarters for Giving Tuesday. Donations enable GFWC to fund grants and awards, maintain GFWC Headquarters as a National Historic Landmark, support the GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center, and meet community needs in times of disaster. Here are a few ways to donate to GFWC!
Complete a Local Service Project
Participating in Giving Tuesday does not require your club to cut a check! Your club can create its own service project to benefit your local community. Your club can collaborate with local businesses to fundraise for a charitable cause or spend time volunteering at an area charity. Click here to view a list of ideas that could help your club!
Promote and participate in Giving Tuesday via social media. Tell everyone you know about this day of giving by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. For the full planning tool-kit and sample social media messaging, click here.
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GFWC Illinois is pleased to have Trisha Schafer serve as the 2018-2020 GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. Trisha has been a GFWC member for 29 years. She was first a member of the Nebraska Federation in a General Club where she served as Vice President and President from 1989-1990. At the same time, she belonged to a state-wide Junior Club. Trisha served as the Junior Public Relations Chair at the Nebraska State Level from 1990-1991.
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.