Volunteers in Action: GFWC Crescent City Woman’s Club, Homemakers of Hickman Mills, Women’s Club West Side, Women’s Club of San Bernardino, and GFWC Georgia
February 13 2019. The GFWC Crescent City Woman's Club (California) completed 46 blankets during a meeting in January to be sent to Operation Smile, the State Project of Florida State President Sharon Carter Oliphant.
February 5 2019. Enjoy our last batch of MLK Day of Service projects! There were so many amazing projects and we couldn't feature them all, but thank you to everyone who participated!
January 29 2019. There were so many incredible MLK Day of Service projects last week that we had to dedicate another Volunteers in Action post to feature more.
January 23 2019. This week we're featuring a few clubs who participated in the MLK Day of Service!
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club; The Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills; The Elgin Junior Women’s Club
January 16 2019. The GFWC Northboro Junior Woman's Club (Massachusetts) used toolkits provided by UNICEF to host an Ethically Made Luncheon in December! They also showed UNICEF's film about human trafficking, "Not My Life." The menu was placed on every table to show where the club locally purchased the food items served, like baked apples and sea scallops!
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Legacy; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; and GFWC Oak View Women’s Club
January 8 2019. In support of GFWC's 2018-2020 Grand Initiative to support female veterans, GWFC Legacy (Alabama) partnered with Still Serving Veterans to supply two-week's worth of groceries to female veterans in need of assistance. Still Serving Veterans Executive Director Paulette Risher attended their November club meeting to gave them an overview of the program and accept the club's donation of more than $500 worth of groceries for distribution to clients in need!
December 19 2018. Gloria Dale has long chaired the Sunshine Committee of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club (Florida), but has always gone above and beyond her duty. She single-handedly handwrote 5,200 personal Christmas cards to send to troops overseas and to local veteran’s nursing homes, hospitals, and senior centers.
Volunteers in Action: Palatine Literary Society and Mohawk Valley Women’s Club; GFWC Seward Women’s Club; GFWC Achieving by Reading Club; Wake Forest Woman’s Club
December 11 2018. Members of the Palatine Literary Society (New York) and the Mohawk Valley Women’s Club (New York) contributed pocketbooks, toiletries, bathrobes, gloves, and notebooks with an estimated value of $1,078 to women's shelters in the area. This effort is part of a national effort by GFWC to aid victims of domestic violence through a PURSE – Purses Uniting Resources to Successfully End violence against women – project done on a local club level.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster; Upper Allen Woman’s Club GFWC; GFWC Florida District 8
December 4 2018. In 2016, inspired by “Dress a Girl Around The World,” an international effort to provide little girls in third world countries a new handmade dress, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster (Maryland) began the “Little Dress” Project. Many church groups, volunteer organizations, and individuals across many continents have joined this effort believing every little girl deserves the dignity of owning at least one dress.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Wamego Study Club; High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; GFWC Minnesota State President Jean Walker
November 27 2018. There were so many incredible Veterans Day projects completed by GFWC clubs this month that we had to dedicate another Volunteers in Action post to them! The GFWC Wamego Study Club (Kansas) had their Annual Workshop to benefit veterans on Monday, November 12.
Preshus Howard is about to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a clubwoman, and her time with GFWC has been a journey of discovering her own strengths and how she can use them to help others. As GFWC Kentucky’s Director of Junior Clubs for the 2016-2018 Administration, Preshus has been proud to use her position to rally clubwomen around causes that matter to her.
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.