Volunteers in Action: GFWC Oregon Valley District; GFWC E.S.O. Regional Readers; Reed City GFWC; and Munster Junior’s Club
March 25 2019. At their Spring Conference, members of the GFWC Oregon Valley District assisted Three Rivers Humane Society (TRHS) by collecting items from their shelter wish list. This 501c3 organization was created to ensure a better life for the animals of Central Oregon and to help put an end to pet overpopulation in the area. Executive Director Stephen Drynan was on hand to meet with members and gather the supplies. TRHS is currently caring for between 80-90 pets per night at the Madras facility, so the pet goods and supplies are much needed.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Illinois Coal City Junior Woman’s Club; GFWC Luzerne County; GFWC Camas-Washougal; and Woman’s Club of Spring Lake
March 19 2019. The GFWC Illinois Coal City Junior Woman's Club was excited to have a new pajama collection project this year: Wear One Share One. They put collection bins around the community to drop off new PJs for those who don't have warm, snuggly and toasty jammies for bed.
March 12 2019. GFWC of Tennessee Champions Cooperative Giving Project with Soles4Souls Challenge accepted! Tennessee members were listening when newly-installed GFWC President Mary Ellen Brock rolled out the Grand Initiatives at the GFWC Convention in St. Louis. Incoming Tennessee President, Beth Smith, suddenly received a text: “Hey girl, did you know that Soles4Souls is headquartered in Nashville?” That’s all it took to get the shoe storm started!
Volunteers in Action: Reed City GFWC; GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club; GFWC Polk County Service Club; GFWC Ossoli Circle; GFWC District of Columbia; Henry Clay Woman’s Club of GFWC
March 5 2019. Clubs have been planning for Read Across America for a long time, many of them finally donating the Dr. Seuss books they've collected in honor of the Dr. Seuss Grand Initiative. This week we're sharing some of the great events that took place!
Volunteers in Action: Mira Mesa Women’s Club, Vienna Woman’s Club, GFWC Ad Astra Club, and San Diego Woman’s Club
February 26 2019. The Mira Mesa Women's Club (California) used the Buy Nothing Facebook Group (a kind of gift economy where communities can share free items or experiences with each other) to get donations for shoes. The club collected athletic shoes of all brands and took 91 pairs to a Nike Store, where the shoes will be kept out of landfills and be used to make new items.
Volunteers in Action: Woman’s Club of Fredericksburg, the GFWC Mary Ball Woman’s Club, King George Woman’s Club, GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club, and Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club
February 18 2019. The Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose (New York) started a Soles4Souls shoe drive on November 15, 2018 and planned to end the collection on January 15, 2019. They had such a wonderful response that they extended the end date to January 31st. To date they've collected a total of 553 pairs of shoes (men’s, women, and children’s shoes, sneakers, and boots.) They hope to start a new collection in September!
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!
A club member since 1985, GFWC Treasurer Wendy Carriker is a proven leader in her community and state, and a dedicated clubwoman.
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 High Springs New Century Woman's Club
Members from the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club of District 5 in Florida visited Partnership for Strong Families to present them with 24 “Birthday Bags.”